Ospreys return to St Helen's with Llandarcy remaining a field hospital

The Ospreys can confirm they plan to use St Helens in Swansea as their temporary training base while Llandarcy Academy of Sport remains as a field hospital during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Guinness PRO14 announced that the tournament plans to resume and finish the 2019/20 season with games on the weekends of August 22nd and 29th.

To prepare for those games, the Ospreys will train at the iconic St Helens ground as a temporary base as they prepare for a return to rugby.

The Ospreys would like to thank and pay tribute to Swansea RFC and Swansea City Council for all their help and assistance in allowing them to make the quick transition to St Helens.

St Helens is the home of Swansea RFC, one of the two foundation clubs of the Ospreys, along with Neath RFC, when the region was first formed back in 2003.

The Llandarcy Academy of Sport was handed over to the Swansea Bay University Health Board at the start of the coronavirus pandemic and will be in operation until the end of 2020.

Llandarcy Academy of Sport, (which is part of NPTC Group of Colleges) was transformed into a 340-bed field hospital to deal with COVID-19 patients in the area, back in April.

The public, health and private sector, along with further education, have all worked closely together in an unprecedented response aimed at safeguarding the health and wellbeing of people living in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

Llandarcy Academy of Sport is normally used by thousands of students as well as keep fit enthusiasts. The Ospreys also use the state-of-the-art facilities as their training ground.