Ospreys support Dragon Sport activity day

The Ospreys threw their weight behind a special festival of sport hosted at Cwrt Herbert to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Dragon Sport, a Sport Wales initiative funded by the National Lottery, designed to offer 7-11 year olds fun and enjoyable sporting opportunities.


Fifteen primary schools from the Neath area, including Waunceirch, Clun, Cilfrew, Brynhyfryd and Blaenhonddan participated in the 10th Anniversary Dragon Sport Festival, along with Tonnau, which was one of the first to sign up to the national initiative which is funded by the National Lottery, with close to 500 local children in attendance.

The activity day gave each child an opportunity to sample and experience a variety of sports, with Andrew Thomas, ospreys Player Development Officer for Neath Port Talbot running tag rugby sessions for younger children, along with workshops looking at a variety of rugby skills that included evasion, agility,

Andrew was joined by Community Coach Michael Dyer, along with several students from Neath Port Talbot College that have passed their Level One coaching certificate with the assistance of the Ospreys, while a number of players also attended the event.

Regional Community Manager, Ben Rose, said:

“This was a wonderful event that the Ospreys were delighted to be involved with. Dragon Sport is a fantastic initiative aimed at getting children active and involved in sport, something that we obviously support wholeheartedly.

“We were able to work closely with a number of children throughout the day, some of who showed a real interest in rugby, and off the back of this, we have been able to introduce a number of children to their local community rugby club where they can continue to enjoy the game.”