U16 training group confirmed

The Ospreys have named an extended U16 group of players, selected from this season's District teams, as they look to work towards finalising the squad for the 2011/12 campaign.

The group named today will work with the Ospreys age-grade staff on a training programme over the next two weeks, after which the numbers will be reduced. The smaller group will then train weekly at the Llandarcy Academy of Sport throughout the spring, before a final squad selection is made ahead of next season.

Ospreys U16 Training Group


Bridgend Neath  Aberavon Swansea Valley Swansea
Brandon Nelson  Ashley Issac  Aiden Davies Adam Green  Adam Beard
Jacob Thomas  Dafydd Harvey  Aris Koulizakis Alex Davies  Callum Bowden
Jacob Williams  Harry Vance  Calvin Wellington Kurt Leadbitter  Jonathan Fox
Jim Needs  Jack Anderson  Jack Dacey Martyn Davies  Lewis Eynon
John Lodwig Jacob Blackmore  Jacob Flynn Ben Piddington  Luke Jenkins
Kane Grant  Jordan Adderley  Kyle Williams Dan Harris  Rhys Gealey
Lewis Francis  Kamran Davies  Luke Davies Gavin Jones  Sean Crosby
Lewis Kirby  Keiran Harries  Regan Grove Jamie Jarret  Joe Thomas
Matthew Wilson  Lee Delilio   Jordan McDonald Zac Bevan            
Ollie Banneer  Lewis Evans   Luke Price Jack Perkins           
Owen Watkin Oliver Thompson   Rhys Livingstone Ben Morgan           
  Sean Howard   Connor Edgecombe Stephen Powell     
  Tom Bevan   Keiran Bevan Max Easey            
  Tom Burridge   Ben Jenkins Niall Richards     
      Darren Hodge Alex Gwyn Jones   
      James Baine Conner Parry Walters
      Joe Gage  Ben Davies
        Harrison Walsh
        Kandi Buka
        Luke Ford
        Luke Powell
        Sam Martin
        Steve Powell
        Tom Evans
        Sam Pritchard
        Ryan Hopkins
        Micheal Evans
        Huw Stafford
        Liam Price              
        Chay Smith        
        Ben Evans
        Kieran White

Meanwhile, the coaching structure for the U16’s squad has been confirmed.

Head Coach David Jones continues, but he is joined in the team by a new Forwards Coach, Marc O’Kelly (Gower College Swansea Head Coach), and a new Backs Coach, Keith Hopkins (Cwmllynfell RFC). Ospreys and Scotland wing Nikki Walker continues his personal development as an attached coach, while Conditioning Coach James Prosser moves from the U18 set-up. Team Manager Graham Court and Physio Gareth Bate remain in place.                                               

U16s Selection Schedule

Monday March 7th

  • Meet at Apollo Cinema on Aberavon Beach front 4.45pm

-     Bridgend and Swansea selected players only.

  • 5.00 – 6.00 Fitness based with conditoners. KH/JP
  • 6.00 – 6.30 Skills. DJ/KH/MOK. ( 3 rotations ) 

Monday March 14th

-     Meet at Apollo Cinema on Aberavon Beach front 4.45pm

  • Swansea Valley, Neath and Aberavon. selected players only.
  • 5.00 – 6.00 Fitness based with conditoners. KH/JP
  • 6.00 – 6.30 Skills. DJ/KH/MOK. ( 3 rotations ). 

U16s Not Selected i.e. this seasons U15s players

·         U15s Ospreys Festival at Dunvant RFC on April 17th

·         From this we will ID boys and welcome nominations from clubs / school for boys to attend a skills assessment day on Wednesday 27th April at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. 

·         NPT 9am – 11am, Swansea 11am – 1pm, Bridgend 1pm – 3pm.