Ospreys ready for Girlguiding Cymru day

Almost 1,000 Rainbows, Brownies and Girl Guides from across Wales will join the Ospreys on Super Saturday this weekend for the second annual Girlguiding Cymru Ospreys Day.

  • More than 900 Rainbows, Brownies and Guides aged 5-18 will enjoy a day of rugby with the Ospreys on Saturday
  • Coaching sessions at Llandarcy led by Ospreys and Wales Womens players before participants head to the Liberty to watch the Ulster game
  • Girls will then enjoy a half time parade around the stadium

The girls are travelling from all corners of the country to enjoy a fantastic day of rugby activity, combining a morning of rugby coaching at the Ospreys’ training base at Llandarcy Academy of Sport before heading to the Liberty Stadium where they will cheer on the region in their must win Guinness PRO12 clash with Ulster.

The day will kick-off at 10am with the girls, who are aged between 5 and 18, being put through their paces by the Ospreys in the Community team, along with some of Wales’ leading women’s rugby players, from both the Ospreys Women and Wales Women teams.

They will enjoy four different 30 minute skills sessions before heading across town to the Liberty, where after enjoying the fun and games available in the O-Zone, selected members will then provide a guard of honour to the teams as they enter the field shortly before kick-off at 3pm.

All attending Rainbows, Brownies and Guides will then take part in a half-time parade around the stadium.

Paul Whapham, Ospreys in the Community, said:

“We are delighted that Girlguiding Cymru are joining us for their second annual Ospreys day. After the success of last year’s event, it has proved incredibly popular with interest from units the length and breadth of Wales.

“It’s important that our efforts to engage with the community and grow interest in the game isn’t restricted to traditional audiences. Girls rugby is growing, as we’ve seen recently with the interest in the new Hawks Girls Rugby Cluster Centres that were jointly launched with the WRU last week.

“Hopefully the girls attending on Saturday will have a great day of rugby, including cheering the Ospreys onto a famous win.”