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OitC host football roadshow with Dave Brayley

Ospreys in the Community have been hosting a Swansea City FC Roadshow with Dave Brayley across all of their Sporting Memories Clubs over the last few months.

Throughout the sessions, Dave Brayley has been telling the tale of the Swans’ golden era under John Toshack and the time leading up to that period.

All of sessions were strongly attended by sporting memories members and went down as a huge hit. The sessions consisted of some great insights of Swansea City’s rise with a focus on the many influential people behind it.

One of the sessions was held at the Swansea.com Stadium and Dave Brayley was joined by two Swansea legends, Alan Curtis and David Giles, who shared stories around their time at the club

The project has been funded by the UK Government through the UK shared Prosperity Fund #UKSPF. The Fund aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches and will invest in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.

Speaking on the session, Dave Brayley, said:

“When I put the talks together, I try to include as much media as I can to make the sessions as active as possible. I can see it when I’m standing at the front that their faces come to life because they remember things that they saw first time.

“I encourage group participation; we often get people that put their hand up quickly and tell us things they’ve remembered. All the memories come out, it’s a joy, with sport at the heart of it all.”

Health and Wellbeing Coordinator for Ospreys in the Community, Helen John, said:

"The sessions we hold with Dave are crucial in the work we to support those living dementia, depression and who are socially isolated. In turn, this helps us to keep our older generation engaged and physically active."