BGC Wales @ the Ospreys

The Ospreys have teamed up with Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Wales (BGC Wales) to offer young people from across Wales the chance to have a fun filled day of rugby!

The first ever BGC Wales @ the Ospreys day this weekend will see 400 young people take part in a StreetGames / Ospreys rugby session at Morriston Rugby Club on Saturday afternoon. 

Young people from across Wales will enjoy an opportunity to learn new skills and, importantly, have fun with old and new friends in a safe environment. After the coaching session the young people will enjoy pizza courtesy of Domino’s Pizza before making the short trip to the Liberty Stadium to watch the Ospreys play Zebre in a crucial PRO12 game.

BGC Wales is one of the oldest youth organisations in Wales. Formed in the early 1920's its links with the community were embedded in its relationships with the miners of Wales who made significant contribution to its development - through regular weekly payments to support the building of local clubs. Today the organisation has 170 member clubs, working with 30,000 young people and supported by 3,500 dedicated volunteers.


A registered charity which offers help and support to youth clubs, youth groups, sports clubs and, more importantly, young people, BGC Wales offering constructive youth projects, sporting opportunities and training.


Andrew Hore, Chief Executive, Ospreys Rugby, said:

“We’ve seen some incredible success for our Group Ticketing Scheme this season with the number of youngsters from across the region and beyond enjoying live rugby at the Liberty Stadium growing week on week.

“Boys and Girls Clubs of Wales are the latest ‘Super Group’ that we have the pleasure of welcoming. Central to their day with us is the coaching sessions they will enjoy at Morriston, where they will pick up some key rugby skills.

“Good coaches can help to ignite a real passion for rugby, helping to create better young people on and off the field. We are delighted to be able to host the youngsters from Boys and Girls Clubs of Wales this Saturday and we hope that they enjoy their coaching session in the afternoon as much as supporting the Ospreys in the evening.

“With special coaching sessions and what promises to be an exciting match, we really hope they enjoy their day, making their presence felt once the game gets underway.”

Grant Poiner, National Development Officer, Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Wales, said:

“We are grateful to the Ospreys for choosing us as their partner for this event. This has provided a great opportunity for our clubs to join together and have a great experience at the Ospreys. Let’s hope we can celebrate with another Ospreys win!”

The following BGC Wales member clubs attending are:

Abercrave RFC

Aberkenfig BGC

BAD Bikes

Bettws BGC

Caerphilly RFC

Georgetown BGC

Llangyfelach FC

Llwynypia BGC

Nantymoel BGC

Noddfa Community Project

Pant & Dowlais BGC

Tanyard Youth Project

Treharris BGC

Troedyrhiw Willows Centre

Wildmill Youth Club

Ystrad Mynach BGC


If you would like to find out more about BGC Wales please visit their  website