Ospreys Rugby are delighted to unveil the new Kids Plus membership package for the 2014/15 season.
Kids Plus members will receive admission to all scheduled home games throughout the season, plus a brand new BLK Ospreys jersey of their choice (home or away) that will be personally presented to them by an Ospreys player at an exclusive pre-season event attended by the entire squad.
Membership is available to all children aged 16 and under, accompanied by a paying adult, with prices starting at just £40 when bought before the Earlybird Deadline of Saturday 31st May.
Alternatively, you can opt for a straightforward Kids membership, which costs just £20 but gives access to every league or group stage fixture throughout the season.
Andrew Hore, Chief Executive at the Ospreys, said it was crucial to the future of the region to encourage the next generation of supporters to come to the Liberty Stadium regularly, stressing the importance of finding the right balance in terms of value.
“Supporters are the lifeblood of the region and, in particular, it is the youngsters who are our future so we need to ensure that we ignite a lifelong passion for rugby, and for the Ospreys” he said.
“We’ve had huge success in growing our membership numbers in recent years, with various initiatives encouraging more people than ever to sign up to the cause. However, it is important that we truly value a membership. If something has no value then it is difficult to treasure it.
“While packages available over the last few years have allowed kids to go free with paying adults, we have found that some of the kids memberships taken up were not utilised regularly. This meant that seats were sitting empty that couldn’t be resold, with an impact on some of our busier match days where supporters were unable to purchase match tickets in certain areas.
“As a a business, we’ve thought long and hard about how can rectify the situation without penalising our loyal supporters. After much discussion we came up with the Kids Plus package which gives our younger members all the benefits of season membership along with a brand new BLK jersey ahead of the new season so that they can show their true colours on a match day. What really makes the package is that your child will be personally handed their new jersey at a special event ahead of the new season where they will get to meet the full squad.
“At just £40, the cost is equivalent to the normal purchase price of a jersey, but also gives full membership for next season.”
If the Kids Plus package isn’t what you are looking for next season, the normal kids membership allowing access to all regular season scheduled home games is available for just £20 per child - incredibly, a third less than a similar membership cost in 2006.
Memberships go on sale at the Liberty Stadium Ticket Office on Friday morning from 10am.
For further information on the various packages, for full terms and conditions, or to complete an application form, you can download the information booklet here.
Existing season members will receive full information through the mail over the coming days but should they choose, will be able to renew earlier online or at the Ticket Office. Existing members’ current seats will be held for them until a later date to be confirmed by Ospreys Rugby.