EVENTS

We’ve finally managed to arrange our first face to face Q&A session in what seems like a lifetime! Say goodbye to Zoom Q&As and come and meet some big names at the Ospreys

Nick Garcia – Chief Executive Officer
Toby Booth – Head Coach
Alex Cuthbert – Ospreys, Wales and B&I Lions
George North – Ospreys, Wales and B&I Lions

The event will be held in the Liberty- ooops sorry – the Swansea.com Stadium at 6:30pm on Monday 11th April.

To register for the event and submit questions in advance of the evening, click on the Join Up button below

There will be the opportunity for those attending to ask further questions, so if you want to hear the latest news about off the pitch developments, the direction of the coaching group and from two of the biggest, scariest, fastest and nicest players in Welsh rugby, make sure you register and then travel down to the Liberty Stadium!

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

 

 

We’re really excited to announce an exclusive and rare double Q&A with our very own South African duo of Tom Botha and Shaun Venter.

Interviews with these two are more rare than a Black Rhino, an Ethiopian Woolf or an away win in Dublin so make sure you keep an eye out for details on how to join the Zoom call closer to the date.

What: Q&A

Who: Tom Botha & Shaun Venter

When: Thursday 15th April

Where: Online Zoom call 

To ensure any of your questions make the shortlist, please submit your questions in advance using the link below:

We are delighted to announce that the Ospreys have arranged the following free online event for us!

Former head coach and top rugby pundit Sean Holley will host an evening with Ospreys, Wales and B&I Lions legends James Hook, Lee Byrne and Shane Williams!

Whilst we may not be able to be at the Liberty on Boxing Day to cheer on our team, why not remember some of the previous games from the perspective of some of the players.

Who: Sean Holley, James Hook, Lee Byrne & Shane Williams
When: Wednesday 23rd December, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Online

To register for this event, sponsored by Owens Group, click on the join up button below:

The Ospreys Supporters Cub’s Annual General Meeting will take place at 19:00, Monday 28th September via Zoom.

All OSC members (season ticket holders) are invited to attend and to stand for election to the committee should they wish to do so (providing conditions laid out in the constitution are met – see the link below). If you have the energy, commitment and the skills to contribute to the OSC, please email grant@ospreyssupportersclub.com to find out more or to submit an application to join the committee.

Further details about the AGM and committee can be found here in the OSC constitution

As this will be our first virtual AGM there may be limited access. If you would like to attend the Zoom meeting, please email grant@ospreyssupportersclub.com – joining details will be sent out prior to the meeting starting.

 

BH Events have contacted the OSC to let us know about a free ZOOM event with some serious Ospreys firepower!  This is a great opportunity to hear from the players and to ask them some challenging questions (like how many more TikTok dance videos is Dan going to make!)

George North, Dan Lydiate and Gareth Anscombe will be online with Polly James hosing the Q&A session from 8pm on Wednesday 1st July.

This event is free but there will be the opportunity for attendees to make donations to Noah’s Ark Charity, supporting Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales in providing world class care, helping to ensure the best outcome and experience possible for children and their families.

This isn’t an OSC event so you must register for this event in advance at the Eventbrite website by clicking the big green Join Up button.  After registering, you’ll get all the information required to join the Zoom call – if you’ve not used Zoom before, install it and test it well in advance of the event!

This year, our vice-chair, Grant Berni will be taking part in the inaugural OitC Judgement Day charity bike ride.

He’s a keen cyclist and just as keen to watch the game so he says “this is a perfect day out for me- cycling, rugby and maybe a beer or two – all whilst raising money for Ospreys in the community!”

 

 

 

To help Grant hit is fundraising target, please click the button below:

 

 

 

Each rider must raise a minimum of Β£250, so to see who else is raising money for OiTC on the ride and help them on their way, click the button below and then click on “Fundraisers

 

 

 

Here’s what OitC have to say about the event:

Ospreys in the Community have teamed up with White Rock Events to launch our first charity bike ride. On Saturday 18th April 2020, Ospreys will take on the Dragons at the Principality Stadium for Judgement Day. All tracks lead to Cardiff, as the same day we will be holding our first charity bike ride from the Liberty Stadium to the home of Welsh Rugby in time for the big derby! Riders over the age of 14 of all abilities can get involved in supporting the cause in this unique cycling experience

How the funding will be spent

All Finances will go towards sustaining the great work done in our local communities by Ospreys in the Community. Supporting people to make positive life changes through the power of sport and conversation. We work to improve lives by working with others to create a range of programmes that sit within our four core values: education, health, sport, and inclusion

How this will benefit the community

Ospreys in the Community is a not-for-profit foundation working in close partnership with Ospreys Rugby. We share a strong relationship and form a key part of the Ospreys’ Strategy. We operate independently to the professional rugby organisation. Our aim is to create a vibrant and sustainable foundation and harness the power of the Ospreys to make a positive difference in our communities. We hope to encourage boys and girls of all ages and abilities to make positive life choices.

Here’s some more about OiTC


For anyone interested in joining up and supporting this event, please click the link below to email Tom Sloan

 

 

 

If anyone wants to know a bit more about the ride, here are some Q&A’s from the launch event last week.

Questions & Answers

What is The Judgement Day Ride? 

The Judgement Day Ride is a cycle ride from The Liberty Stadium to The Principality Stadium in time to watch the double header Judgement Day. How fit do I need to be? The event involves exercise and so a basic level of fitness is required. If in doubt check with your GP before confirming your entry. We will be running a training day in the build up to the Ride.

Will going you off be road or using roads?

We use mostly roads and cycle paths. 

What type of bike will I need?

We strongly recommend a road bike serviced shortly before departure. 

Can I use a mountain bike or hybrid? 

Yes but your fitness and ability will need to be of a much higher standard. It is very difficult for the best cyclist on a hybrid to keep up with a novice on a road bike. Not impossible but you will be at a disadvantage. 

How fast will we be riding? 

We are anticipating 3 groups (based on a party of 50). Target speed will be 12mph, 14 mph and 16mph. We will know more once we know the final make up of the party. How far will we by cycling It is 45 miles to the Stadium.

How many hills are there?

Most of the climbs are around the Cowbridge area. It isn’t flat but nothing too testing.

Have I enough time to train? 

We will help you with training tips and will be organising a training day before we go. With the right equipment it should be within the range of most people. 

Do I ride alone? 

No this is a fully supported Ride. You will ride as part of a group of approximately 15 riders. Each group will have a Ride Captain and Vice Captain. All are very experienced and are fully trained in first aid and have good cycle mechanic skills. 

We will be teaching riders how to ride in a peloton. This enables the ride to move along using 30% less energy than riding alone. The effect is that even inexperienced riders with basic preparation can complete the challenge.

What if I get lost?

You will be with a team cycling all day – we leave no one behind.  We also give you access to our GPS app for your phone.

What time will we leave? What time will we get there? 

We leave the Liberty at 8:00am and aim to be at the Principality by 12:30pm. Kick off is at 2:15pm 

What happens to my bike? 

At the end of the ride we will load your bike onto a truck and it will be delivered back to Swansea in time for collection on the Sunday?

What about repairs / punctures? Do I need to bring spares? 

We will have staff to repair punctures and any other faults. We will have some spare bikes in case of a more serious failure. We ask you to bring along 2 inner tubes. 

How do we get back to Swansea? 

A coach will be provided with an agreed departure time. Alternatively you may wish to stay longer in Cardiff.

What happens to my luggage? 

You will load your change of clothes on to the van at The Liberty Stadium and you will have access to this in Cardiff. Will we get fed along the way? Yes we have included a stop near halfway. You will also receive a food voucher for the Stadium.

Can I get a shower when we arrive?

Yes arrangements are being made for you to shower.

Can you recommend anywhere I can get a new bike?

Cycle Solutions have a store in the Uplands, Swansea and can meet all your needs. 

bike or get my bike serviced.

Will I need insurance?

We recommend everyone has cycle insurance. 

Apart from the bike what other equipment would I need? 

Weather conditions in April can be changeable and, as with any Welsh day, we could have all seasons in one day. The essential kit list is as follows:- 

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Pair 8 panel shorts
  • Transmission base layer
  • Road bike helmet (compulsory)
  • Good waterproof/ warm glove
  • Warm leggings
  • Mid layer long sleeve cycle shirt
  • Clear glasses for peloton cycling
  • Water bottles/ cages x 2 

Will my bike get damaged in transition? 

We will take great care with your bike when transporting in our vehicles. We strongly recommend you bring along a bike box. If you do not have a bike box bring a blanket and pipe lagging from a local plumbing centre will protect your frame.

Cycle helmet?

This is compulsory and you will not be covered by insurance if you are not wearing a helmet.

How much experience do the organisers have?

Combined there is over 50 years of experience in organising charity cycle rides and cycle tours.