Under-18's kick off new campaign

The Ospreys Under-18 side kick off the 2009/10 WRU Regional Championship campaign on Wednesday evening, when they face Newport Gwent Dragons at Pandy Park, Cross Keys RFC, KO 7.15pm.

The game is the first in the eight match competitive season for the Eyasses, with the first home fixture of the new campaign coming the following Wednesday (2nd September), when they entertain the Scarlets at Llandarcy Academy of Sport.

Speaking ahead of the Dragons clash, Andrew Millward, Regional Performance Development Manager, said:

“We are looking forward to the start of the new season, pre-season has gone very well for the youngsters and they can’t wait for Wednesday night’s game now. We have a group of players who are very mature and professional in their outlook, who are keen to show what they can do in this environment, so the game can’t come soon enough.

“When you look at the make-up of the senior Ospreys with so many young, local players progressing through the ranks, including the latest player to step up in 17 year old Tom Prydie, then the incentive for this group of players is clear to see. We have an excellent track record at the Ospreys for developing talent and giving youth it’s opportunity, so these boys now that if they perform at age-grade level, they will get their chance as a senior Osprey.”

Ospreys Under-18 team to face Newport Gwent Dragons

15 Adam Wellington
14 Bowdy Davies
13 Eli Walker
12 Nathan Edwards
11 Luke Morgan
10 Matthew Morgan
  9 Owen Nesbitt
  1 Ryan Thomas
  2 Ryan Curtis
  3 David Saines
  4 Ashton Evans
  5 Jack  Jones  (capt)
  6 Sean Derrick
  7 Oliver Pardoe
  8 Daniel Baker
16 Andrew Clayploe
17 Owen Williams
18 Ben Ellis
19 Alun Rees
20 Scott Kelly
21 Leon Ward
22 Sam Treharne
23 Chris Seeley


 A number of opportunities still exist for members of the local business community to show their support for the development of young local talent, including space on the Eyasses jersey. To be associated with a great brand, and to help support youth development in the region, please contact the Ospreys commercial department to find out what you can do to help, and how it can benefit your organisation.