Ospreys in the Community have taken their rugby camps further into the community, when they travelled to Paderborn, Germany last week.
During the half term break, the Ospreys in the Community team travelled to the village of Sennelager in Northern Germany to deliver their rugby camps to children of army personnel.
Whilst some members of the team delivered the ever-popular half-term rugby camps at Llandarcy Academy of Sport, the team out in Germany replicated their Ospreylian counterparts overseas. Working with 50 children aged between 5-14 years old over five days, the guys delivered the latest rugby skills and techniques during the camps, with the main focus being enjoyment, learning to love the game of rugby and understanding the values of our sport.
In their second year of making the trip out to Germany, the team also linked up with Leeds Rhino cheerleading team to deliver the camps.The team have continued to expand their reach across Europe after previously teaming up with the Belgian Rugby Federation out in Belgium.
Speaking about the camps, community programme co-ordinator, Tom Sloane said: “Rugby is a growing sport globally and the delivering of our camps out in Germany has not only built on the European rugby camps we’ve produced previously but has also helped with the development of rugby across Europe. From grassroots to a higher level, replicating and implementing the very successful programmes we have in place at the region has really highlighted the growing brand we have here at Ospreys in the community and helped us engage with Ospreys fans from outside the region.”