Ospreys supporters will get their first sighting of the new 2016/17 jersey on Friday when it is unveiled at the Liberty Stadium just hours before it is worn for the first time, against Leicester.
- 2016/17 jersey to be revealed at the Liberty Stadium in a special launch event ahead of the game against Leicester Tigers
- Squad members to take part in a special catwalk show to highlight the new BLK range, culminating in the big unveiling
- Fun and games get underway at 4.00pm
- Club shop open and selling the new jersey immediately after the reveal
- After the launch, the team will wear the new shirt for the first time when they run out to face the Tigers at 7.15pm
Long established as one of the biggest selling club or regional shirts in the northern hemisphere game, the iconic black Ospreys jersey has been taken to another level in partnership with BLK over the last two seasons, and this year’s version is set to be more popular than ever.
The grand unveiling will be at the heart of a special pre-match event at the Liberty Stadium open to all supporters, which kicks off at 4.00pm.
There’ll be an sports village behind the North Stand with inflatable fun for younger supporters, as well as a ‘come and play’ area where you can try your hand at a range of activities with the support of the Urdd and Golf Wales, while Ospreys Wheelchair Rugby will provide a demonstration, as well as rugby sessions with the Ospreys in the Community team.
At 5.00pm, a catwalk show gets underway involving squad members not involved in the game, who will be modelling the latest training and leisurewear, which will be on sale post launch, with the big reveal of the 2016/17 home and away shirts scheduled for 5.30pm.
The Club Shop will open for business immediately following the reveal, with the new jersey and clothing range available to buy instore and online.
Meanwhile, all Kids Plus members who have signed up for the coming season will be personally presented with their 201/17 jersey by a member of the Ospreys squad in the North Stand from 5.45pm.
The fun and games will continue in the activity zone right up until kick-off at 7.15pm, when the players run out in their new kit for the first time.
Andrew Millward, Ospreys Managing Director, said:
“Kit launch day is always a key date in our summer calendar that players, supporters and commercial partners always look forward to. With this year’s launch combining with our first home game of the new season, it’s going to be a bigger event than ever.
“The 2015/16 shirts produced by BLK proved incredibly popular, with unprecedented demand for the Batjersey, so anticipation is high for this year.
“We are all looking forward to taking the wraps off the new jerseyon Friday evening and celebrating the start of a new season at the Liberty Stadium in style.”
Tickets for the game against Leicester Tigers are available to buy now priced £10 for adults, £8 for concessions and £2 for U16’s in standard seating (£15, £10 and £8 in premium seating). You can purchase them online, from the ticket office in person, or by calling on 0844 815 6665 (calls to this number cost 7p per minute plus your standard network rate).
If you are a 2016/17 season member, this game is included in your package.
Remember, the fun gets underway at 4pm, with the big reveal at 5.30pm.
See you at the Liberty!