COMMUNITY

πŸ“’ Announcing the OSC Big Boxing Day Raffle  πŸŽ‰πŸŽ
We have a great festive raffle this year and as usual, tickets will be sold pre/post match in the Riverside, on Boxing Day. New for this year, we will also be selling tickets online. Details on how to buy online below

Tickets will be Β£2.50, and the draw will take place in the Riverside after the match! We have a fantastic selection of prizes and hope to be able to raise as much as possible, to go towards the fundraising for our own Ifan, who most will know has recently suffered life changing and career ending injuries. πŸ–€

Please dig deep if you are able, and be in with a chance of bagging a great prize! 🀩

Prizes 
We are very grateful to the following for their kindness and generosity. 
πŸŽ„Ospreys – signed shirt
πŸŽ„ Ten21, Neath: Sharing Platter for 2 and a bottle of House Wine
πŸŽ„ 11992 Laser and Beauty Clinic: Skin Treatment, worth Β£180 (subject to a suitability test)
πŸŽ„ Cooke Distillery – bottle of Gin
πŸŽ„ KFC Parc Morfa: Voucher for a 10 piece Bargain Bucket
πŸŽ„ Mike Phippin, OSC Life President: Bottle of single malt, Laphroaig Whiskey
πŸŽ„ Pizza Hut Parc Morfa: Β£30 Voucher
πŸŽ„ Tudor Hughes, Ysgol St. Pharmacy, St.Thomas: Selection of ladies beauty products
πŸŽ„ McDonalds Parc Morfa: Β£20 Voucher
πŸŽ„ The Collins Family: Bottle of Whiskey
πŸŽ„ Nigel and Lynne Jones: 6 bottles of beer!
πŸŽ„ David Phillips: Bottle of whiskey
πŸŽ„ Christine and Wynne James: bottle of Baileys. 
πŸŽ„ Andrew Challis – two rugby muses book
πŸŽ„ Fitter Bodies Ladies – month free get fit course.

🎁 And more, including match tickets, Prosecco and chocolate hamper,  Prosecco and toiletries and lots more Christmas cheer hic! πŸ₯‚πŸ»πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸ‘πŸ»

Diolch yn fawr i bawb am eu caredigrwydd!
Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! πŸŽ…πŸΌ
Many thanks to all for their kindness!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Diolch! 

Buying online is easy! 
⭐️ Click to go the Raffle on OSC online shop 
⭐️ Select Ifan’s Boxing Day raffle and choose how may tickets you wish to buy.
⭐️ Click ‘Buy now’
⭐️ Enter your details (so we can get the prize to you, should you win)! 
⭐️ On Shipping method, choose ‘Delivery and scroll down to click ‘Ifan’s raffle (free)’
⭐️ Pay as preferred.
⭐️Once payment is received, we will email you your ticket numbers and we will add your numbers to the draw. 

Good luck 🀞🏻πŸ₯³

 

Today we have heard some heartbreaking news about one of our own. The absolute gentleman who is Ifan Phillips has been involved in a road traffic accident, resulting in him sustaining career ending, life changing injuries.

We at Ospreys Supporters Club are all deeply saddened by this news, and on behalf of all Ospreys supporters we extend our love and thoughts to Ifan, his family and friends, teammates and all at Ospreys. The OSC will support Ifan, his family and the Ospreys in any way we can. 

In light of the devastating news, Ifan’s teammates and close friends have set up a Just Giving page to help support him and his family during this terrible time, and beyond. We would ask you to please consider donating if you are able, and anyone who does wish to donate can do so via the Just Giving link, below. ️
Donate here

Brysia Wella, Ifan. We’re all thinking of you. 


The vote for the OSC Player of the Month for Sep/Oct is now open! With only one competative game in September, we’ve merged September and October awards, and this time we have a 3-2 forward-back split. 
The vote covers  the following games!
Dragons – away
Cardiff – home
Sharks – home
Benetton – away
Munster – home
A difficult choice with this lovely lot, but get your thinking caps on and vote for your winner, here!

Vote closes at 9pm on 29th November.

Player of the Month vote: Sept/Oct 21

  • Jac Morgan (74%, 69 Votes)
  • Gareth Anscombe (10%, 9 Votes)
  • Stephen Myler (8%, 7 Votes)
  • Bradley Davies (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Ethan Roots (4%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 93

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Ospreys Supporters Club (OSC) are auctioning 4 Ospreys Rugby Signed Shirt to raise funds for our chosen charity – Ospreys in the Community OitC

All proceeds will go towards the joint OitC and Action for Children β€œBouncing Back” program to support and improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people in secondary schools in the Ospreys region.

OitC are a not-for-profit foundation that operate independently to the professional rugby organisation  – please see the link below for more details:
 
The 2021-22 shirts are signed by the entire squad including British and Irish Lions:
  • Alun Wyn Jones
  • Adam Beard
  • Justin Tipuric
  • George North
  • Dan Lydiate
  • Rhys Webb 
(but good luck recognising half the signatures!)
 
Each shirt comes with an A4 sized signed 21-22 squad photograph.
 
There are 4 separate eBay listings that can be found by following these links:
The auctions close on 27th August – best of luck!

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 β€œ30 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. πŸ›’πŸ›

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! πŸ‘πŸ»
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:

β€˜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