Ifan Phillips

Support for Ifan Phillips

Earlier this month, Ospreys hooker Ifan Phillips was involved in a serious road traffic accident in Swansea and suffered life-changing injuries.

In a post shared on his Instagram page on Sunday evening, Phillips said he is now "home from hospital and spirits are high"

"Firstly, I'd like to thank everyone for your support over the last few days, it honestly means so much to me and my family.

"The generosity of the public and the rugby community has been truly overwhelming and I cannot thank you guys enough for your kind donations, messages and much more.

"My heartfelt thanks go to all who assisted at the scene of the accident, to the emergency services and to all staff at Morriston Hospital. You have all been brilliant.

"On the 5th of December I was rushed into hospital because of a motorbike accident.

"I went into theatre arrival but following ongoing surgery it was not possible to save my leg. As a result I had to have an above the knee amputation.

"Your kind donations will all be going towards my rehabilitation and hopefully getting a prosthetic leg which will enable me to experience new opportunities.

"Those who know me well will know how active I am as an individual and I WILL continue to be so.

"All your donations are greatly appreciated so thank you from the bottom of my heart."

Ahead of our Champions Cup match against the Sale Sharks last weekend, to show our support the squad warmed up in exclusive replicas with "Phillips 2" written on the back. Thanks to the huge generosity of Ospreys Supporters, our raffle to win one of those shirts signed by the whole squad has raised £2,460 to help towards Ifan's recovery.

On behalf of everyone at the Ospreys, we'd like to extend a huge thank you to all those who purchased a ticket. All winners will be contacted in due course. 

Donations can still be made to the Crowdfunding page setup for Ifan by clicking here.