The Ospreys community department are delighted to launch an exciting new initiative in partnership with the City and County of Swansea's Active Swansea team.
Ospreys community coaches will be delivering courses at three of the city's leisure centres aimed at 5-7 year olds as an introduction to the sport before they move on to club rugby at under 8.
The courses will run for a period of ten weeks at Active Swansea's Morriston, Penlan and Penyrheol leisure centres, with three courses running each school year. It is hoped that the scheme will roll out into more Active Swansea centres by the end of this season.
Sean Holley said "These courses are based on the fundamentals of agility, balance and co-ordination which are essential attributes for developing the skills needed for rugby and many other sports. Sessions have been designed specifically for the needs of 5-7 year olds which means there is great emphasis on fun, teamwork and fair play"
It is hoped that the sessions will prove to be an excellent developmental opportunity for Swansea's Rugby clubs with all participants being signposted to their local teams when they complete the courses.
Jason Lewis, WRU Ospreys Community Manager commented:"The Ospreys are delighted to be working in partnership with Active Swansea at their leisure centres. These courses will compliment the work of the WRU/Ospreys development staff by providing 5-7year olds with an ideal start for playing rugby. We plan to work with all of Swansea's rugby clubs to ensure there are exit routes from these courses directly into long term opportunities for rugby participation within the community"
The Council's Active Swansea team are predicting a quick take up of the spaces available in this first trial period so early booking is highly recommended. To book please contact the Active Swansea centre directly using the following details
Courses will be held at:
Penlan Leisure Centre ( 01792 588079)
Mondays 4.30-5.30pm beginning 10th of November
Morriston Leisure Centre ( 01792 797082)
Tuesdays, 5-6pm beginning 11th of November
Penyrheol Leisure Centre ( 01792 897039)
Thursdays 5-6pm beginning 13th of November
All ten week Courses will be at an introductory price of £25 per child per course or £17.50 concessionary Passport to Leisure"