Ospreys in the Community End of Year report 2018/19

Want to read some uplifting news whilst we’re all indoors?

This is Ospreys in the Community end of year report from 2018/19 showing the huge reach and impact we have had across our communities in Ospreylia and further afield.

With some exciting new projects and programmes being run this year, its great to be able to look back and celebrate our year on year achievements and reflect on how we’ve grown as a foundation.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our supporters, partners, volunteers, Hub officers and participants who have helped us along the way.

2018/19 saw the development of new initiatives, welcomed new staff and worked with more groups than ever making a real impact on people’s lives.

Looking ahead at what’s to come, OITC is currently undertaking an impact evaluation and developing a new five-year plan to drive us forward as a community foundation, helping us to support our community groups more year on year. 

We are grateful to the businesses and organisations that support Ospreys in the community and the donations we receive which helps us to sustain the incredible work undertaken in the region.

Tom Sloane, Community Foundation Manager, commented on 2018/19:

2018/19 was another hugely busy period for Ospreys in the Community, but another hugely successful one. It’s incredible to look back and reflect on what we’ve achieved as a team and look at the impact we have had on the community across Ospreylia and beyond. I’d like to express my thanks to the key stakeholders who have worked with us in 2018/19 and helped to enable us to have this incredible impact.

“As good as it is to reflect, the real excitement is looking ahead and all the opportunities that lie ahead. Whilst the whole country is very much in limbo right now due to the Coronavirus pandemic, looking to the future where we have new projects in the pipeline is an exciting prospect. These along with our other programmes we currently have running will enable us to reach even more people and impact the lives of people we haven’t engaged with before.

“I'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone well, stay safe and we look forward to playing a huge part in getting people active and bring communities together once this has passed, we are proud to work closely with Pubilc Health Wales on numerous projects and will be supporting Swansea Bay Health Charity in the coming weeks & months to pay back the incredible work our NHS is doing”


The full 2018/19 Ospreys in the Community End of Year Report can be found HERE.


Key Report Statistics:

Ospreys in the Community worked with 45,000 people in 2018/19

195 rugby teams from across the region took part in matchday activities at the Liberty Stadium in 2018/19.

Ospreys in the Community channels had 4 million social media impressions in 18/19.

8083 children took part in OitC festivals

OitC spent 31 days delivering rugby camps in 2018/19.

180 TACKLE session delivered in 2018/19/

80% of TACKLE participants returned to post 16 education.