Young Ospreys support Operation Christmas Child

Just before Christmas the Ospreys U18s players and coaches helped out in the Swansea warehouse of Samaritans' Purse , the charity behind Operation Christmas Child.


For over twenty years the charity has been sending Christmas gift-filled shoeboxes to some of the most under-privileged children in third-world countries. 

The Eyasses helped in the packing and palleting of hundreds of boxes that were destined to poor communities in Africa and Romania.

The evening was organised by the Ospreys Academy Chaplain, Rev. Steve Jones, whose role with the age-grade players is one of pastoral support, welfare and holistic development of the players - their development as people and not simply as players. 

After the evening Rev. Steve commented:

"The boys, myself and the coaches spent two hours at the warehouse hearing about the work of Operation Christmas Child and packing the boxes ready for shipment. The lads worked really hard and were really focused on the task in hand. They did the Ospreys proud and went away with plenty to think about in terms of values and attitudes."