Royal Welsh set for Liberty Stadium bow

There'll be something for everyone at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday when the Ospreys entertain Connacht in a Magners League clash that has been designated as a fundraiser for the Help for Heroes charity (KO 5.00pm).

On the field, the Ospreys will be looking for a win that will keep alive their hopes of securing a place in the first ever end of season Magners League play-offs, but the fun starts two hours ahead of kick-off at 3.00pm at the Magners Supporters Village.

The Ospreys have invited troops from A Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Welsh, along to the game as special guests for the afternoon, following their recent return home from active duty in Afghanistan. The 'Welsh Warriors', as they are known, will be bringing with them an inflatable army assault course and climbing wall, which will be located in the Village, along with the usual range of Kidszone rugby themed inflatables, providing fun and games for supporters young and old. In addition, they will also be bringing with them a Military Armoured Vehicle which will be on display for supporters to take a closer look.

Entertainment will be provided in the Village from one of the most popular bands on Swansea’s live music scene, Joe Schmo, who will be making their third appearance of the season. They have been together since 2002, performing a combination of classic rock covers with some unexpected up to the minute treats thrown in for good measure and return having gone down a storm on their two previous visits for the Glasgow match at the end of October and the Munster game in December.

Once the focus turns to inside the stadium, the soldiers will then march around the pitch prior to kick-off, in addition to taking part in a bucket collection in aid of Help For Heroes.

Ospreys bosses have also committed to allowing all servicemen and women with a valid warrant card into the fixture free of charge, ensuring the day is a memorable one for all members of the forces from across the region.

Help for Heroes raises money to support members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded in the service of their country. The charity allocates money raised to fund direct projects, such as the establishment of Personnel Recovery Centres (PRCtrs) across the UK and support other service charities.