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We are excited to announce that our brewing partner Evan Evans Brewery are offering a special OSC promotion with 20% discount on all Fire Island Beers and Liberty Lager from now until 16th July!

Be sure to use this promotional code to secure the discount so they know you’re an Ospreys Supporter:

EEOSP20

This offer ends on 16th July so if you want to try some of their American style brews and receive a huge 20% discount, get your orders in quickly.

If American style beer is not your thing, or even if it is, watch out for the next discount with Evan Evans Brewery coming soon!

Click on the pictures to visit the Evan Evans Brewery Website where you’ll find full terms and conditions, or alternatively click this link:
Fire Island

This is what Evan Evans say about their Fire Island Brews:

If you want a beer that combines American brewing techniques with the finest malts and hops, then look no further than Fire Island. Each beer has its own unique character and is packed full of interesting flavour. Fire Island beers are all gluten free.

And this is what they say about Liberty Lager:

Liberty is a delicious, triple cold filtered lager that embodies the freedom of brewing excellence. Brewed from lager malt, Magnum, Saaz and Perle hops, it delivers a refreshingly subtle flavour that’s perfect for Summertime BBQs.

MEETING OF THE JOINT SUPPORTERS GROUP

AND THE WELSH RUGBY UNION

MEETING VIA ZOOM 29th APRIL 2021

In Attendance:

Steve Phillips, Mark Killingley (WRU)

Barrie Jones, Neil Bathgate, Ian Lewis, Helen Davies  (Crys16)

Dan Hallett (Dragons Official Supporters Club)

David Elsmere, Simon Harrington (Cardiff Blues Supporters Club)

Grant Berni, Sarah Davies, Louise Collins (Ospreys Supporters Club)

Lynn Glaister, Huw Jones (CF10)

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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

 

 

🏆 The road to RWC2023 continues as the 2021 Guinness Six Nations kicks off!

Our official travel partner, @sportsbreakscom, are giving you the chance to access RWC2023 ticket and accommodation packages 48 hours early!

All you need to do is sign up here: 

https://www.sportsbreaks.com/Rugby/Rugby-World-Cup-2023?utm_source=Ospreys_Supporters_Club&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=RWC2023_6Nations

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.

Its that most wonderful time of the year, its the November Player of the Month vote!

In association with our new main sponsor, Evan Evans Brewery, we offer up four of the best from a roller coaster month that left us with a one out of four record.  With the Welsh squad players away, we’ve seen what the rest of squad can deliver, so some familaiar faces, and some newcomers make this month’s shortlist.

For the first time, we’ve increased security around our voting system so we don’t have to spend so long cleaning up the votes cast – there’s been enough publicity over people questioning voting integrity across the pond, so we want to set a standard (that may be pushing it a bit).  From now on, you will need to log into our website to cast your vote, so click on the link below or use LOGIN on the main menu to register your account and get voting!

November Player of the Month

  • Mat Protheroe (53%, 21 Votes)
  • Adam Beard (30%, 12 Votes)
  • Stephen Myler (13%, 5 Votes)
  • Dan Lydiate (5%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 40

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Voting closes 12th December.  For a full lit of previous OSCA winners, click here

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

“Open letter to Mark Drakeford, First Minister of Wales 4th December 2020

Dear First Minister,

We are writing as executives and senior representatives of rugby, cricket, horse racing and football – the elite stadium sports in Wales.

Sport is a fundamental part of life in Wales. It puts our nation on the global stage and provides communities across Wales with a sense of belonging and identity. We form part of an an industry that employs thousands of people across the country, our contribution to the Welsh economy, employment and well-being is significant, but this is now at risk.

We urge Welsh Government to reconsider its approach to the socially distanced return of fans to our sports grounds by embracing the current Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) guidance known as “SGO2” and withdraw the variant “SG02W” which has been requested by Welsh Government.

On Monday 30th November, an in-person and virtual meeting was held at Cardiff City Stadium to consider the socially distanced return of fans to our stadia. It was attended by Welsh Government and representatives from WRU, FAW, the Welsh regions, Glamorgan cricket, horse racing and Welsh professional football clubs as well as SGSA, EFL and SAG. The meeting noted the publication of the SGSA guidance known as SG02, which is generally based on a social distance of one metre plus mitigations. The SGO2 guidance was issued following extensive consultation, it has underpinned the detailed planning for the return of fans to English stadia from 2nd December, and indeed has been widely acclaimed and shared by the SGSA with countries around the world.

Taking a more cautious approach, the Welsh Government asked the SGSA to prepare a version of SG02 based on a social distance of two metres. A draft (SG02W) has been received and circulated, but not published. We as a group of national governing bodies and senior clubs urge that this draft be withdrawn and that the Welsh government also embrace the highly regarded SG02 version and subsequently allow test events to be run using this guidance with events taking place as soon as possible.

We say this because while SG02 reduces expected attendances to between 25% and 35% of capacity depending on concourse densities and stadium layouts. The Welsh version would further reduce capacity to under 10% a level which in effect closes our businesses to the public indefinitely.
At the meeting, all sporting organisations were extremely disappointed by the lack of prior consultation and the entrenched position adopted by Welsh Government officials during the meeting left us full of concern. The situation is grave; the lack of a clear roadmap for the return of spectators in Wales poses the real risk of bankruptcy for our sports.

We manage highly regulated stadia, which are overseen by the SGSA who issue our licenses and Safety certificates in conjunction with our respective Safety Advisory Groups (which includes local authority, building control and the emergency services). We respect the need to return when it is safe to do so and acknowledge the need to follow science, yet highlight the reluctance of Welsh Government to look at a “managed and engineered solution” not present in the retail, construction, transport or hospitality sectors. SG02W will be a significant roadblock that does not offer us a pragmatic or sustainable solution and believe in order to move forward it is essential to have a transparent and collaborative approach with Welsh Government combined with Public Health Wales. This will ensure as a collective, we are able to produce a clear roadmap for meaningful pilot test events and the safe return of fans to sporting grounds and events.

You will also be very conscious that Welsh sports fans are watching what is happening over the
border. The clamour for the return of fans to supporting their clubs and national teams can only now
continue to increase as the governing bodies and sports clubs suffer without direction or a viable
road map in a time when their finances are crumbling before them.

For a nation that is small in size, Wales punches well above its weight in sporting terms; we want to
work with Welsh Government to ensure the survival of our people, clubs, businesses and the future
of sport in Wales.

So, as we stated at the beginning of this letter, we call on Welsh Government to withdraw SG02W
and embrace the published SGSA guidance SG02, commit to transparency on the science and a collaborative approach between the sporting bodies, senior clubs, Public Health Wales and Welsh
Government in order to provide a clear roadmap for meaningful pilot test events and the safe return
of fans to sports grounds.

Steve Borley –
Executive Director – Cardiff City Football Club

For and on behalf off
Steve Phillips – CEO, WRU
Jonathan Ford – CEO FAW
Hugh Morris – CEO Glamorgan Cricket Club
Julian Winter – CEO Swansea City FC
Gavin Foxhall – Director of Operations, Newport County
Mark Jones – Managing Director, Newport Gwent Dragons
Richard Holland – CEO Cardiff Blues
Philip Morgan – COO Scarlets
Andrew Millward – Managing Director, Ospreys Rugby
Phil Bell – Executive Director, Chepstow and Ffos Las Racecourse
Jeannie Chantler – General Manager, Bangor on Dee Races
Mark Williams – Executive Director, Wrexham FC
Todd Kelman – Managing Director, Cardiff Devils”

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!”