Coming soon - the 2011/12 Ospreys jersey

With just seven days to go until the Ospreys officially unveil their new home jersey at the Quadrant Shopping Centre in Swansea, the waiting is almost over for fans eager to get a first look at the 2011/12 version of the iconic shirt.


For the first time ever the supporters will be the first to see the Kooga manufactured jersey, which will be revealed at a special launch event in the city centre, where members of the senior playing squad will take to the stage to show the off the shirt, along with the full range of 2011/12 leisure and training wear, in an event which is sure to go down a storm with fans.

The home jersey will go on sale the same day, with fans able to purchase it at the Quadrant event, or alternatively, via the Ospreys Superstore at the Liberty Stadium or through the online superstore. The away jersey will be launched in August ahead of the opening home game, the pre-season fixture against Russia on Sunday 21st August, KO 3.00pm.

The launch event on Saturday 30th July will get underway at 12.30pm, hosted by 102.1 Bay Radio’s award winning breakfast presenter Tommo, with the players available to meet the fans and sign autographs before, during and after the unveiling. There will be some special prizes up for grabs on the day, including two pairs of season-tickets and one of the new jerseys.

The Ospreys players currently away preparing for the Rugby World Cup with the Welsh squad will all be present and one of those, Shane Williams, said he is looking forward to the event:

“It’s going to be a great afternoon out for Ospreys fans and something really different to what we’ve done in the past” he said.

“We can’t wait for next Saturday, to be able to launch the jersey at the heart of the Ospreylian community in Swansea city centre, in front of the fans is going to be phenomenal. I’m sure there’ll be hundreds of supporters coming to have a look and to be part of the kit launch. It’s an exciting development that will create a bit of a buzz ahead of the new season.

“I’m looking forward to meeting our supporters there, and seeing for myself what the new jersey looks like.”

The ever popular Ospreys jersey has been created by leading rugby kit manufacturer Kooga since the very inception of the region in 2003, and is now one of the biggest sellers in northern hemisphere club and regional rugby. The 2010/11 version, featuring on-trend purple side panels, became the fifth successive Ospreys jersey to sell in excess of 40,000, with demand coming from the length and breadth of the UK and beyond.