Ospreys Pitch-In to support feathered friends

Ospreys players have turned their attention to the bird that gave the team its name in their latest Pitch-In activity.

The players joined a team of National Trust staff and volunteers at their Cwm Ivy project in Rhosilli for their latest conservation scheme aimed at protecting the feathered friends, the ospreys bird.

Players attending included Dan Biggar, Dan Evans, De Kock Steenkamp, Scott Otten, Marc Thomas and Aled Jenkins.

Kathryn Thomas, Gower Conservation Ranger comments: “We are delighted that the Ospreys (players) could join us at our Rhosilli site.

“Our goal is to encourage the Ospreys (feathered variety) that fly over the area every spring, to stop on Gower. We have a lot of work to do putting up bird hides and nesting platforms so it is fantastic that the team have donated their time to support the cause and help the birds.”

Dan Evans was one of the players in attendance, and he said:

“The Osprey mask that forms our logo has become a significant part of our identity and so its great to be able to take time out of training to be able to support our namesake as well as enjoy the natural beauty of the area.”

To view a gallery of images from the visit click here

As part of the Pitch-In campaign, the Ospreys are welcoming suggestions for suitable projects, and are asking members of the community to nominate individuals, clubs or organisations that will welcome the assistance.

Do you know anyone who deserves a helping? Email your requests to Ospreyspitchin@ospreysrugby.com