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OitC received European Regional Development Funding through Welsh Government

Ospreys in the Community received European Regional Development Funding through Welsh Government, with this funding we were able to deliver the first international rugby camp, welcoming young players from across Europe to Swansea on a 2 week professional camp.  Learning from Ospreys rugby players and coaching staff.  The camp syllabus included; Rugby skills and development, improve English language, cultural experience and team building. Taking this marketing, linking with language schools, advertising abroad and increasing sales to individual children / families we were able to welcome over 100 children taking part in the summer of 2018.

Speaking on the funding, Tom Sloane said:

”The funding has also allowed us to develop educational resources aligned to all levels of rugby education which is being rolled out across clubs in south wales, from junior – elite, teams/coaches/players can access resources to allow them to further their development.

“Through this funding 4 new roles were created allowing the growth and sustainability of Ospreys in the Community to continue. We welcomed a Finance Officer & Finance assistant to ensure the organisation was able to meet standards required and manage the increase in work. The other 2 roles allowed us to connect with businesses and increase or commercial reach, and a marketing and PR officer to broaden our footprint, connect with the right markets and ultimately fulfilled roles within the above projects 


“Thanks to finding like this we have been able to create a platform for success leading to where the charity is currently.”