miTour, one of the UKs premier sports tours and travel companies, have agreed a deal with Ospreys in the Community that sees them become official community event partner for the next three seasons.
The exciting new partnership will see miTour using over 25 years of experience to support OitC across a series of existing and new events with clubs and schools in the region.
At the heart of the agreement, and new for 2017/18, is a brand new tournament. The Ospreys Challenge Rugby Festival will see more than 80 junior rugby teams from across the UK converge on Porthcawl next April, with ambitious plans for year on year growth to make it the biggest of its kind in the country.
John O’Leary of miTour, said:
“We are delighted, and very proud to have been asked by the Ospreys in the Community to become their official event partner.
“Having penned a long-term agreement we are both looking forward to a successful working relationship that will bring a series of community, mass participation festivals and events for all, regardless of gender and ability. We share a common ethos in the importance of encouraging children to play sports, the benefits of playing sport and exercise is a crucial way to maintain children’s physical health and wellbeing.”
miTour’s expertise is in facilitating both national and international travel for schools and sports clubs. They already have a successful UK festival itinerary along with numerous options for clubs looking to travel further afield.
An ATOL and ABTA accredited company with over 25 years’ experience of sports tours and travel, miTour’s newly formed partnership with OitC affords clubs the chance of being part of an exciting new addition to the UK festival landscape, arranged by two highly recognisable and respected brands who are at the forefront of their fields.
Paul Whapham, Foundation Manager, Ospreys in the Community, said:
“This is a really exciting partnership with a market leading, Ospreylian based company who really are the experts in their field and will help to grow Ospreys in the Community’s presence inside and outside of the region.
“Their area of expertise lies in events and festivals, a key area of our activity, so it’s an obvious partnership.
“The prospect of the Ospreys Challenge at Trecco Bay is one to whet the appetite. miTour’s travel and logistical knowledge and experience, Ospreys in the Community’s rugby expertise and the fantastic facilities provided by Parkdean Resorts, is a recipe for a fantastic event that will engage hundreds of young rugby players with the Ospreys brand.”
Parkdean Resorts’ Trecco Bay Holiday Park in Porthcawl is the sole accommodation provider for next year’s rugby festival. As one of the largest holiday parks in the UK, Trecco Bay has facilities including an outdoor wet play area, Splashland pool complex, arcade zone, six-lane ten-pin bowling and outdoor adventure play area. There is also a huge variety of food and drink options to enjoy and nightly entertainment is on offer at the Showdome.
Full details of the Ospreys Challenge Rugby Festival will be confirmed shortly.