Ospreys in the Community is proud to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Organisation of the Year category in the prestigious Wales Sport Awards.
Sport Wales and BBC Wales have announced the final fifteennominees who will compete for the community awards at the 2017 Wales Sport Awards, to be held on Monday 4th December.
With a record number of nominations across the five community categories, Ospreys in the Community is delighted to be one of just three finalists in the Organisation of the Year award.
Lawrence Conway, Chair of Sport Wales commented:
“Every year our expert panel of judges face the difficult task of selecting their finalists, and the calibre of this year’s candidates made it just as challenging.
“We have an inspiring mix of projects and people from a range of backgrounds dedicated to delivering sport and recreational activity in the community.
“The finalists showcase the diversity of sport and what the people of Wales are getting excited and motivated to participate in. We look forward to celebrating their work in December.”
Rhodri Talfan Davies, Director of BBC Wales said:
“With a record number of nominations, the quality of this year’s finalists showcase the sheer commitment and hard work that underpins sporting activity across communities in Wales.”
Ospreys in the Community has been shortlisted alongside Disability Sport Wales and The Outdoor Partnership, for our wide range of innovative programmes that aim to provide, motivate, inspire and empower our community to play an active part in sport, regardless or age, gender or ability.
Ospreys in the Community Foundation Manager, Paul Whapham remarked on the nomination:
“We’re absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for such a prestigious award, and very proud to have been shortlisted as one of the Organisations of the Year.
“We’re such a young charity, having only been set up two years ago, so it’s testament to the hard work of the Ospreys in the Community staff that we have been shortlisted alongside organisations that have been running for thirteen and thirty-two years.
“Despite being a very small team, we have just ten members of staff, we manage to engage with over 40,000 people a year which is a huge achievement. This is a figure that’s growing year on year, with 10,000 members of the community worked with between June and September this year alone.
“We couldn’t do this without the support of our commercial partners, and the Ospreys Rugby players and fans who back the work we do, be it our work within wheelchair rugby, our rugby camps or our educational and training programmes.”