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They've Arrived! New Top Trump Cards Available

By - | 28/09/2007

These Npower renewables Player Trump Cards are FREE and will be available inside the Liberty Stadium an hour before each game, as well as via Ospreys community visits.

The Ospreys come up trumps for young fans

Magners League champions the Ospreys have come up trumps once again in helping young people keep safe within Ospreylia.

The region has joined forces with project sponsors Npower renewables and South Wales Community Safety Partnerships to produce an updated 2007 Ospreys version of the popular trump cards game. Some 41 colour cards have been produced, featuring Ospreys squad photos, players"€™ statistics and key community safety messages. They cover personal safety, the dangers of alcohol and drugs, bullying and more.

Once young Ospreys fans have collected the cards, they will be able to place them on a giant A1 chart that has been specially produced, as well as play the npower renewables Osprey Safety Trumps game. Whilst doing so it is hoped that young fans will take in important information and advice that will keep themselves, friends, family and their communities safe.

Ospreys coach Lyn Jones said: "€œEveryone at the Ospreys is delighted to be involved in this project once again. It is a fantastic way for players to engage with local youngsters to deliver community safety messages and promote the Ospreys throughout the region. If previous years are anything to go by, the players will be looking forward to getting their hands on the cards to find out which of them is Top Trumps; no doubt the journey to the next away game will be a bit quieter than normal with them all playing the game."€

Mark Fleming from npower renewables said: "€œnpower renewables is proud to be the sponsors of this initiative, which is ideal for younger Ospreys. npower renewables has a strong health and safety culture of its own, so we are very keen to promote safety awareness throughout communities within which we work.

"€œSporting stars like the Ospreys are well-placed to positively influence their young fans and we are delighted to be able to support the team alongside South Wales Community Safety Partnerships in raising the profile of safety awareness via the trump cards initiative. We hope that by collecting these cards, young people across the Ospreys region will take notice of these important messages that could one day save their lives."€

Safer Swansea Community Development Officer Paul Evans said: "€œThe Safer Swansea Partnership is very pleased with the success of previous campaigns. We have further developed the concept with neighbouring partnerships to create a game that allows us to communicate our safety messages to young people in an appealing way.

"€œWhile overall crime in Swansea has been reduced by 23 per cent, we still need to do all we can to ensure our future generation is equipped to make Swansea and surrounding areas even safer."€

Safer Bridgend Community Safety Officer John Davies said: "€œThis is an excellent example of sharing resources and to communicate how partners are "€˜kicking crime to touch"€™, tackling anti-social behaviour and environmental issues and making our communities safer places in which to live, work and play."€

Npower Player Trump Cards are free and available inside the Liberty Stadium an hour before each game, as well as via Osprey community visits.

Each child is allowed a maximum of five trump cards per match.

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