Ospreys helping to keep young fans safe

Ospreys rugby stars have teamed up with Swansea and Neath Port Talbot Community Safety Partnerships to help educate young fans on safety issues.

Large posters have been produced containing an Ospreys team photo in the centre with community safety messages around the photo.

It is hoped the young fans will absorb the information on topics including personal safety, alcohol and drugs and bullying while admiring the photo of their sporting heroes on their bedroom walls.

The free posters can be claimed from the Supporters Village at the Liberty Stadium in the two hours prior to the Ospreys v Biarritz game on Saturday, which kicks off at 3.40pm.

Paul Evans, Community Safety Officer for the City and County of Swansea, said:

“The launch of this year’s posters marks a continuation of our partnership with The Ospreys in working together to keep young people, their family and friends safe and I am sure it will prove as popular as previous years.”

Sian Morris, Community Safety Officer for Neath Port Talbot Council, said:

“While overall crime in the Ospreys region remains low, we still need to do all we can to ensure our future generations are equipped to make the region even safer. Projects such as our poster campaign are a positive step in making sure that is the case.”

Scott Johnson, Ospreys Director of Coaching, said:

“We are delighted to be taking part in this important project. The personal safety of our young supporters is very important to us and we will always look to get involved in something that will benefit the wider community as a whole.”