As young supporters flock to Easter Kids Camps at Llandarcy from the length and breadth of Ospreylia, one fan has travelled from further afield, arriving in the region from Bath to take part in the fun for a second consecutive year.
Ben Godden is the keen Ospreys fan from across the bridge who has been enjoying the chance to pick up new rugby skills from Community Development Coaches, getting to know other young Ospreys supporters and meeting players at the camp this week, 12 months after his previous visit.
He was joined at Llandarcy by his cousin, Megan Whittock ,who despite being too old to participate was accompanying him, soaking up the lively atmosphere at the Ospreys HQ, on a repeat visit having enjoyed the first trip in 2010 so much. Their mothers, who are sisters, originally hail from Cardiff, but there is no direct link to Ospreylia – the original attraction being that their favourite rugby players all wear the famous black jersey.
“We really enjoy coming down to the Kids Camp. We came down last year and Ben had a great time, which is why we are back this time. He’s gutted because next year he’ll be too old.
“All our favourite players play for the Ospreys so it’s great to be able to come down and meet them.”
“The Ospreys are brilliant and I love taking part in the Kids Camps. The coaches are great and I enjoy working with them. The best part is meeting the players who are always really great with everyone.”
Regional Community Manager, Ben Rose, said:
“To hear that we have fans willing to travel so far to participate in our Kids camps goes to show how good fun they are for our younger supporters. We’ve worked hard to make them even better this year and the feedback we’ve had suggests we’ve achieved that, with the camps during the first week all full-up.
“I’m delighted that Ben has enjoyed the camps so much, and that Megan has enjoyed being around the environment. Hopefully, we will see them at the Liberty Stadium some time soon, cheering on the Ospreys, and who knows, Ben may one day get to pull on an Ospreys shirt and show off the skills he’s learned.”
Places are still available on the following camps
Mon 25 & Tues 26 April, Llandarcy Academy of Sport
Thurs 28 & Fri 29 April, Llandarcy Academy of Sport
All two-day courses cost £50 per person
To apply for a place please download and complete the application form before scanning it and returning it to email@example.com.