Welsh Shield Presentation

Ospreys’ Welsh Shield Presentation Takes Place at Terrace Road Primary School

Following the Ospreys successfully winning the Welsh Shield this season, Ospreys players and members of Ospreys in the Community visited Terrace Road Primary for the presentation of the trophy.

Justin Tipuric, Morgan Morris and Nicky Smith were all on hand as pupils from the school presented the trophy to the players in an assembly.

As of this season, the Shield no longer provides a qualifying place into the Champions Cup and as such only the games against a team’s Shield rivals (6) count towards their places in the mini tables.

Along with the change to the winning criteria, the Shield also now carries a separate reward which sees the BKT URC share its platforms and a number of promotional rights with the chosen charity partners of each Shield winner from this season and into the future. 

As a result of the Ospreys choosing OitC as their chosen charity, they will now become guardians of the Welsh Shield for the following season.

Martin Anayi, the CEO of the United Rugby Championship, said: “Local rivalries have always brought about a fight for bragging rights and its very fulfilling for us to attach tangible rewards for organisations and causes that seek to better the communities of our clubs. Everyone across our league uses their responsibilities as role models to make a positive impact – now through ‘Shields for Good’ their actions on the pitch will have even more resonance off it.”


More about OitC

Ospreys in the Community (OitC) are a charitable foundation working in close partnership with Ospreys Rugby. We share a strong relationship and form a key part of the Ospreys’ Strategy, while operating independently to the professional rugby organisation.

Our aim is to create a vibrant and sustainable foundation that encourages and supports people of all ages and abilities to make positive life choices. We have been in operation for 9 years, run over 125 programmes, and impacted over 65,000 lives last year alone,

OitC work to improve lives by working with others to create a range of programmes that sit within our three core pillars, with inclusivity being the golden thread that connects our programmes; Health & Wellbeing, Education & Employability, and Sport & Physical Activity.

We aim to engage with over 50,000 people each year providing sustainable and enjoyable programmes throughout the Ospreys region, making a positive and lasting difference to people’s lives.