Junior clubs set for evening out at the Liberty

Hundreds of young rugby players will earn free sports equipment for their clubs while supporting the cause when the Ospreys face the Dragons at the Liberty Stadium next week.


The Gwent team are the opponents for the Ospreys’ first Welsh derby of the season on Friday 25th October (7.05pm KO), a game that has also been designated as the first Junior Clubs Day of 2013/14.

Always a popular date in the calendar, Junior Clubs Day sees an open invitation thrown out to rugby clubs in Ospreylia, and follows on from two successful days last season that saw more than 50 clubs from across the region represented at the home of the Ospreys.

Clubs taking part in the day will benefit from the fantastic clubs ticketing initiative which runs all season, allowing members to pay just £10 for adult tickets, £1 for children.

The initiative also allows clubs to take advantage of a special partnership between sports equipment manufacturer Gilbert and the Ospreys which allows participating clubs and schools to earn credit on every ticket purchased that can be used towards the purchase of brand new rugby, hockey, cricket and netball equipment.

Normally, there is 50p credit per ticket purchased, but as a special reward for those clubs taking part in Junior Clubs Day next weekend, the value is doubled for one game only to £1 credit per ticket – making it even better value than ever and ensuring that the clubs enjoy even greater rewards for supporting their region.

The highlight of the evening will see a half-time parade around pitchside from clubs competing in this season’s Ospreys Cup, the leading club competition for U15 and U16 teams in the region.

Andrew Hore, Chief Executive at the Ospreys, said:

“We are looking forward to welcoming our junior clubs back to the Liberty Stadium after two hugely successful days last season. Following a good start to the PRO12 campaign in the opening weeks, the pressure will increase with the first Welsh derby so it’s crucially important that we have loud and proud support in the stands for this game to keep our play-off momentum going.

“These youngsters are the future of rugby in this region and it’s vital that we nurture a sense of belonging in them, allowing them to feel that the Ospreys truly represents them and their community. By offering substantial reductions on ticket prices for our junior clubs hopefully we can ignite a passion for the Ospreys that will last a life time, while the scheme allows the club to benefit from credit for sports equipment which means everyone benefits in the long term. With double credit available for this game, it means that every £1 child match ticket can be reinvested directly back into the club via Gilbert sports equipment.

“With a number of ongoing initiatives driving rugby development and community engagement, the future for Ospreys Rugby is a bright one.”

For more information on Junior Clubs Day and to order tickets for your club, or to find out more about the ongoing Schools and Clubs ticketing initiative, please  click here now or, alternatively,  call Laura Jones at the Ospreys on 01792 616500 or email by clicking here

Pictured are children enjoying themselves at the first of last season's Junior Clubs Day's.