Ospreys' Girls Development Centre excels

The centre, which has been in operation since September, is getting stronger week on week says Ospreys' community team


The Ospreys' Girls Development Centre has been in operation since September and more young ladies from across Ospreylia are attending every week. Currently almost 60 girls have attended sessions at the Llandarcy Academy of Sport.

The initiative is aimed at getting young girls into sport, enjoying physical fitness and the game of rugby. Dai Arthur, Player Development Officer said on the centre: 

"We're getting a fantastic number of girls to our training sessions and it's great to see them getting involved in and enjoying rugby. Everyone is welcome, we have girls with all levels of skill coming down to join in so I'd encourage anyone with an interest to give it a try."

The girls have already taken part in their first competitive fixture against Carmarthen Athletic and will return to West Wales for the away leg in the New Year. They currently play touch rugby but as the training goes on  they will slowly be introduced to contact skills and at the end of the season those who are interested will play a contact rugby match.

Coaches Michael Dyer and Carly Smith are actively engaged in working with Comprehensive Schools across Ospreylia to encourage girls to get involved. These partnerships are continually getting more girls to attend the sessions, with Kenfig Comprehensive recently bringing 20 girls to training. Individuals are also encouraged to attend.

If anyone would like further information about the centre or would like to attend the sessions please contact Dai Arthur on 07740 612791 or darthur@wru.co.uk