Ospreys in the Community foundation is proud to announce the Neath and Port Talbot Colleges Group as its first Title Partner for the 2021/22 season.
The new partnership will see the College assist Ospreys in the Community with the delivery of its strategy and expand its valued work at the heart of the community.
OITC celebrated its sixth anniversary during 2021 and was the first of its type in the United Rugby Championship and has had a very real impact out in the Ospreys community.
The aim of the registered charity is to make a positive difference and contribution to people’s lives, offering meaningful support to everyone from young children to older people.
A key element of the partnership will be the expansion of the workforce enabling OITC to expands its program delivery into new communities and enable staff to work across all the NPTC Group of colleges campuses, providing students with unique opportunities to enhance their education experience.
The Charity will also offer work experience to all students studying at the Colleges to allow them to have a valuable introduction to working in a community and sporting environment.
In addition to the increase in delivery and community engagement, the College will have its logo on all OITC staff clothing, its community vehicles and all its literature to promote the initiatives and work with the forward-thinking Charity.
The three key pillars for Ospreys in the Community foundation are Health and Wellbeing, Sport and Physical Activity and Education and Employability.
NPTC Group covers one third of the landmass of Wales with its eight college campuses and delivers a diverse range of internationally recognised qualifications from A Levels to vocational, apprenticeships and degree courses.
The Ospreys High Performance Centre at Llandarcy is part of the NPTC Group and has been the home of the Ospreys since the inception of the regional rugby franchise in 2003, a venue that will continue to play a key role in the delivery of activities to both students and the wider community.
Mark Dacey, NPTC Group Chief Executive, said:
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Ospreys in the Community. Supporting the communities in which we serve and its people is at the heart of everything we do and OITC share the same ethos. By working together, we can develop and build on what we have already achieved and look forward to introducing new initiatives that will further improve our communities.”
Tom Sloane, Ospreys in the Community Foundation manager, said:
“Ospreys in the Community are delighted that the NPTC Group has come on board as our first Title Partner. We share the same values and commitment to supporting the people we represent, particularly young people.
“To have such a renowned organisation as the first title sponsor of the OITC is a real honour and is genuinely exciting. We both pride ourselves on giving our people the best opportunity to improve themselves and their lives.
‘As the OITC celebrates its sixth anniversary, to have our own title sponsor is a sign of how far we have come as a Foundation and recognition of the growing impact we are have in our community.
“We have already discussed some exciting new initiatives we intend to collaborate on, as we all learn to adapt to a new way of doing things due to the recent Pandemic.
“We hope to be able to announce those in the near future and look forward to developing a strong partnership and making a real difference to people’s lives together.”