Ospreys pull off very special Birthday surprise

Players from the Ospreys surprised Season Member Doug Evans yesterday, to help him celebrate his 100th Birthday!

The Ospreys were able to pull off a very special birthdaysurprise yesterday for our oldest Season Member Arthur Douglas Evans, known as Doug. Surrounded by his friends and family, Doug was celebrating his 100th Birthday when Tyler Ardon, Brendon Leonard and Justin Tipuric arrived to join the party and present Doug with a special shirt on behalf of the Ospreys.

Doug, who was an avid Neath RFC fan and lived around the corner from the Gnoll, recently renewed his Ospreys Season Membership and is very much looking forward to the start of the season.

His son, Greg said his dad was "over the moon" that the players had taken time out of their training schedule to personally wish Doug a happy birthday.

Greg remarked:

“My dad has followed the Ospreys since they were established and it is so nice to see the club recognising his loyalty with players joining us for his birthday party. Rugby is very important to my dad, particularly the Ospreys so I can't thank them enough for making this a day to truly remember.” 

Justin Tipuric was delighted to have been able to join the party: 

“We’re so glad we could come and celebrate Doug’s 100th Birthday with him, and thank him for being such a loyal season member. Reaching 100 is a huge milestone and it’s been great to be able to spend time with him and wish him a Happy Birthday on behalf of everyone at the Ospreys.

“His dedication to the Ospreys by being a Season Member at 100 is incredible. It’s fans like Doug that make all the difference to the team, knowing they are behind us and hearing them cheering us on really gives us a boost. We look forward to seeing Doug, and all the fans back down at the Liberty soon.”