OSPARS shortlist revealed!

We asked and you nominated! And we can now reveal the people and teams who have been shortlisted for Ospreys Region Community Awards to be presented on 29th June.

The much-anticipated OspreysRegion Community Awards Night, proudly supported by Swansea University Employability Academy (SEA) and The Village Hotel Swansea returns on 29th June and we’re delighted to be able to announce the shortlist for the evening’s awards. 

Following our request for nominations they flooded in from all corners of Ospreylia with people eager to recognise the wonderful men and women that make rugby happen around our region. 

With so many deserving nominees it was a hard job that faced the judging panel but they felt that the shortlisted people and teams hit all the criteria and were individuals who went above and beyond in their category.

The 2018/19 Ospreys Region Community Awards Shortlist is:

Mini and Junior Volunteer of the Year

Richard Miller – Bryncoch RFC

Andy Warren – Dunvant RFC

Darren Underhill – Kenfig Hill RFC 


Youth Volunteer of the Year  

Paul Thomas – Morriston RFC

Julian Page – Cwmavon RFC

George Russ – Neath Athletic RFC


Young Volunteer of the Year 

Jack Dicataldo – Bonymaen RFC

Jordan Davies – Aberavon Green  RFC

Charlotte Graham-Woolard – West Swansea Hawks & Gowerton RFC


Women and Girls Volunteer of the Year

Tracey Balmer – Ogwr Hawks

Richard Thomas – Talbot Reds

Colin Jones – Bonymaen RFC 

Referee of the year

Steffan Davies - Vardre RFC

Steffan Anderson Thomas - Gowerton RFC

Catrin Stoneman - Ystradgynlais RFC


Most Inspirational Person

Riley Davies – Maesteg Celtic RFC

Mike Kelly – Cefn Cribwr RFC

Darren Carew - WRU


Team of the Year

Ystalyfera 1st XV

Bonymaen 2nd XV

Morriston Youth

Dereck “Deco” Davies Lifetime Achievement Award

Will be presented on the evening to a very worthy nominee who has dedicated his life to club rugby in the region.


Congratulations to everyone who was nominated, and to those who made the final three in their category. We look forward to seeing you at the Awards Evening at The Village Hotel Swansea on June 29th. 

If you wish to join them at the OSPARS, tickets are available by emailing alake@wru.wales. They cost £25 per person (including dinner, guest speakers and entertainment) and can be purchased individually or by table of ten. The deadline to book your place at the dinner is 19th June so don’t miss out on what promises to be a fantastic evening, get in touch today.