COMMUNITY

The OSC are delighted to announce that we will be supporting Ospreys in the Community and their partnership with Action for Children as our chosen charity for the remainder of this season and the next.

OitC are a not-for-profit foundation that operate independently to the professional rugby organisation.  We’ve watched OitC grow from their inception into an organisation that has really set the standard in the area they work in.

OitC have agreed a partnership with Action for Children to promote a “Bouncing Back” program to support and improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people in secondary schools.  Since launching “Bouncing Back”, OitC have worked with six local secondary schools with 296 students completing the course. 140 of these were face to face learning with the aim of returning to schools to engage with more children. 

As well as this, OitC recently expanded its mental health partnership with Action for Children by adopting the charity’s Guide Digital mental health literacy platform.

As we can’t get together in the Riverside Bar on matchdays for the foreseeable future, we are selling our OSC badges via our Etsy shop and we now have some great looking OitC badges on offer too.  All profits from badge sales as well as any further donations will go towards OitC initiatives in our region so please visit our shop and make a purchase!

Tom Sloane, Head of OitC said:

 “Its great to have the OSC on board –  raising money for the Action for Children programmes align well, supporting the work in schools and rugby clubs in our communities”

As well as raising funds for OitC, we hope to get more directly involved in supporting OitC programs. For example, committee members Annette Thomas recently took part in the “30 Days your way” challenge, raising funds to help support the 30% of children who are living in poverty in the UK and Lynne Jones and husband Nigel (our former chair) have helped with the “Sporting Memories” project that supports older people living with dementia, depression and loneliness by engaging them in social activities and helping them to recall memories of watching or playing sport.

Kayleigh Powell, OitC Participation officer said:

 “If anybody wants to get involved with OitC programs, just keep an eye out on our social media for upcoming events”

To help the OSC raise funds for OitC, please visit our online shop by clicking on the image of the OSC badges below:

To find out more about Ospreys in the Community, click  here :

To find out more about the OitC partnership with Action for Children, click here

To see details of previous charity fundraising by the OSC (excluding last year’s efforts that have not been finlaised yet – details coming soon), click here

Presenting OSC Special Edition, 10th Anniversary Pin Badges!

Oh, how we miss walking around the Riverside, chatting and mingling with both home and away supporters, offering up our charity badges. The generosity of supporters, both home and away has always been phenomenal.
However, with stadium crowds not looking likely anytime soon, we’ve had to jump into the 21st century and get ourselves a swanky new online shop. 🛒🛍

Our first listing will be our OSC Pin Badges. 🤩

As usual, all profits from the sale of the badges will go to charity. We have a very special chosen charity this year, details of which will be announced very soon.

Lookout also for limited amounts of back editions! If you’re missing any from your collection, now’s your chance! 👍🏻
So what are you waiting for? Pop over to our shop to browse and buy! 

#OurBloodIsBlack

 

 

We’re excited to announce Sportsbreaks.com as our Official Travel Partner! 

Sportsbreaks.com provide unforgettable fan experiences to some of the biggest events in the sporting calendar.  Their travel packages remove the stress of organising travel and logistics, while also giving fans the opportunity to soak up the best of the local culture across everything from rugby union to football and Formula 1.

 To celebrate the new partnership, Sportsbreaks.com are offering Ospreys supporters exclusive discount on next year’s Scotland vs Wales Six Nations Match Break!

Click here or on the join up button below  and sign up to hear about official supporter travel and exclusive discounts.

We are delighted to announce that West Wales Brewer Evan Evans has teamed up with the Ospreys Supporters Club to support the Welsh Rugby community.
Simon Buckley of Evan Evans said:

‘We are delighted to be supporting the supporters of the Ospreys around the world. We plan on working with the supporters club to support their work in 2021 and to help develop a new income stream for them to develop their interests in Club Rugby.

We are an International Award winning brewery and we will be offering the season ticket holders the opportunity to enjoy our beers at supporter club discounts.

We are looking forward to creating new opportunities for the supporters, and the various affiliated Ospreys Clubs across Wales.

This is a great opportunity for us all.’

Grant Berni, OSC Chair said

’We are looking forward to working with Simon and his team at Evan Evans, and developing a new and exciting relationship with one of Wales’ top brewers. 

Nothing quite goes together like good quality beer and rugby supporters!”

Keep an eye out on our social media and our website for details of exclusive offers for Ospreys Supporters Club members!  In the meantime, click here to find out more about Evan Evans Brewery

Scott Otten and Sam Cross are the first OSC Player Ambassadors

Ospreys Supporters Club are pleased to announce Scott Otten and Sam Cross as our first ever OSC Player Ambassadors. Huge thanks to them both for their enthusiasm for this venture, which will provide  an invaluable link between players and the OSC.  Thanks also to Ospreys for working with us to make this happen.
Grant Berni, Chair of OSC said:

“We’re looking to do something new to bring our players and supporters even closer together, so its fantastic to have both Scott and Sam on board as our first ever Player Ambassadors. Many thanks to you both for volunteering for these roles!”