GAMEDAY

A few weeks ago, OSC were auctioning some signed jerseys for this season’s charity – Ospreys in the Community and their partnership with Action for Children.

Our Chairman was VERY excited to be contacted by a certain Mrs J, enquiring whether we would like to have a few pieces of her husband’s training gear, to raise money for a charity of our choice. 😍

A rendezvous was arranged and the exchange was made.  Four huge bags full of kit exchanged for the wide eyed wonderment and mild shock of our Chair, Grant Berni. 👀 

The sizable haul, which he just about managed to squeeze into his car (among the usual bikes, guitars, OSC paraphernalia, etc) includes jackets, training shirts, shorts, training bags, socks and much more. 

None of the pieces are signed, but they do come with a certificate of authenticity. ✅

We deliberated on how to use the kit to raise money for the charity and benefit children and young people from across the region, and it was decided that Ospreys supporters should have the first opportunity to buy these items for themselves.

So, pop along to The Riverside over the next couple of home games, where we will be displaying and selling all manner of Ospreys training gear, donated by the:

  • World record holder for International caps
  • Four times British and Irish Lions tourist
  • Lions and Wales International Captain and
  • Ospreys legend of legends…..

Only, Mr ALUN WYN JONES, himself! 😎

The sale will run from 6pm to 7.15pm and again, post match. Above is a selection of what will be on offer. There’s more. Much more! 😍

OSC would like to extend a huge ‘THANKYOU’ to Alun Wyn and Anwen for their outstanding generosity in arranging this and donating all the gear. A fantastic gesture which ensures that Ospreys supporters can get themselves an item to treasure from a true legend, whilst benefitting and supporting our youth. 

Diolch yn fawr! 🖤

You have to go back to 2005 to when the Ospreys last played league rugby at the Gnoll, where they beat Edinburgh 29-12 to win the Celtic League title.  Now we return to where we also played our first league game for the Pro14 game against the Cheetahs.  Many supporters would have attended the recent Paul James Testimonial game and experienced a great atmosphere on a great playing surface. 

Facilities

We understand that there will be new bars built before the game (each side of the ground).  There will also be additional toilet facilities brought in for the game to cope with demand (that may be exacerbated be the additional bar facilities).

Tickets

If season ticket holders haven’t already requested a ticket for the game, get hold of the Ospreys ticket office ASAP!  Tickets are also on general sale from thye ticket office and also some are available directly from Hayley at Neath RFC  via ticketing@neathrfc.com. Adults are £10 and children just £5.

Parking

There will be FREE parking from 6pm in the multistory car park just a minutes walk from the ground – if you park before 6pm, you will have to pay so beware.  The carpark opening is extended until midnight so make sure you get out of the carpark before then or be prepared for a night out in Neath!

The Clubhouse

The Wales v Barbarians game will be shown in the clubhouse before our game, so why not make a day of it and and enjoy the match with fellow Opsreys supporters.

We will base ourselves in the downstairs bar on the right hand side as you come through the doors.  We’ll be there pre match taking bookings for those who want to travel with us to the Scarlets or Dragons league games over the Christmas period as well as selling OSC badges to raise funds for local rugby related charities.

We will also be interviewing players in the bar post match (as per the Riverside) and we expect to have D-Fibs back with us to provide live music post match for those who want to dance the night away.

If you are making the journey to Northampton on the 9th of December, the Ospreys Supporters Cub will be meeting in the Thomas A Becket pub located on St James Road and only a short walk from the ground. We have met up at this venue on previous trips to Northampton and have always enjoyed a warm welcome.
Based on site in a heated marquee, there will be a Guinness Village open from 1:30pm on match day. There is a full outdoor bar and street food available to purchase through to 8pm. Entertainment in the form of a live band is put on in the Guinness Village from 7pm. In addition to this, pub food from the main menu is served between 12pm and 6pm.
The Thomas A Becket is a rugby pub and all televised games will be shown on their screens. There is also a screen located within the Guinness Village.
The pub sells six varieties of real ale from local and national suppliers, plus a range of craft beers. Real ale lovers amongst you who are members of CAMRA can enjoy a 30% discount.
We look forward to seeing you there before our game at Franklin’s Gardens on the 9th.

The Scarlets Community Team have very kindly offered to help supporters with group bookings for the Boxing Day game.Prices as part of the group bookings are as follows:
Adult: £15
Child: £4
Under 6: FREE

Bookings are for groups of 10+, and the Scarlets Cmmunity Team aim to collate forms and sit groups of Ospreys supporters as close together as possible, (we expect this to actually be in the stadium!).   Also if you do have some small groups i.e 2/3/4s etc, you are welcome to also complete and use the forms as the Scarlets Community team will  keep them and add them to bigger groups so that you can also qualify for the reduced price tickets.
The process is really simple, and completed forms can be emailed or posted to the Scarlets (all of the contact details you need are in the word document in the link below).  Click on the link below to download the application form:
The Ospreys Supporters Club would like to thank Scarlets Community Team for this fantastic offer! #rugbyfamily
Click here for OSC travel details.

Early Arrivals

We’ve been invited by Mill Hill RFC for a pie and a pint (or a glass of pop)

“Afternoon guys! I’m Hugo Webster of Mill Hill RFC. Here to let you know we’ll be open to all visiting supporters next Saturday. The bar will be open from between noon-1 (Will confirm later in the week) Before the game a variety of food options will be available and after the game we”ll have pies available for those still hungry. We’re just 300 metres from Allianz Park. The Saracens shuttle bus service runs from Mill Hill East Underground Station & from Mill Hill Broadway overground station. Mill Hill Broadway has a lot of restaurants for those looking for a sit down meal before ( they’ve a twitter ) If you’ve any more questions feel free to ask.”

Pre Match

We have been in contact with the Saracens supporters club and they have kindly asked travelling Os supporters to join them for a pre match meal. A reservation has been made in the Metro Italia Mill Hill for 5pm on the Saturday. If you are interested in coming along then please email sarah@ospreyssupportersclub.com . It is just a short walk from the ground. If you are interested in just a pre match drink, then we will be congregating in the Sarries supporters area located between the north and east stands.

Post Match

Who knows!  Mill Hill RFC pie and a pint?

If you’re going up to Cardiff for our European quarter final game, why not call into the Supporters Areas being set up in Cardiff Arms Park before and after the match.  There’s a lot going on including:

  • Free Entry
  • Public bars /food
  • Tag / Tackle Festival with clubs from Ospreylia
  • Ospreys players meet & greet (not the match day squad!)
  • Ospreys Supporters Choir will be performing

logo-lou-rugbylougdunumsWe’ve been in contact with Lyon’s supporters club Les Lougdunums and arranged a meet up on Friday evening with them.

They have arranged to meet us at 9am at the Ninkasi Gerland  which is near a subway stop. A brewery, bar menu, live music…..looks good so see you there!

Here’s a map:

Are you travelling to Lyon? Trying to estimate numbers to pick a pub!

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