The Ospreys lent their support to the Swansea Tata Kids of Steel event this week, which saw more than 1,000 local school children taking part in a triathlon as well as enjoying a taste of many other sports - including rugby.
The Tata Kids of Steel is British Triathlon’s national’s schools series, with events taking place the length and breadth of the UK. The Swansea event was hosted at Penlan Leisure Centre, where local youngsters aged between eight and 13 had the opportunity to combine the three triathlon disciplines of swimming, cycling running, while expert coaches from a range of sports were also on hand to provide specialist sessions aimed at encouraging children to become more active.
Newly appointed Ospreys Player Development Officer for the Swansea District, former Wales scrum-half Andy Williams, was at the event, putting hundreds of children through a series of rugby drills throughout the day-long event.
“It was a fantastic day and I was delighted to be able to attend on behalf of the Ospreys. With hundreds of children able to try out their rugby skills throughout the event, it was clear that there is a real passion for the game amongst the community and in this new role I hope to really be able to tap into that to help grow the player base in Swansea.”
Andrew Hore, Chief Operations Officer at the Ospreys, added:
“We are always delighted to be able to attend events like this, which are a fantastic opportunity for us to get out into the community and really make a difference. It’s important that we are at the heart of the different communities in Ospreylia, and the work that people like Andy do to that end are crucial to the long term success of the region, on and off the field.”