Ospreys pledge £58,000 of kit to local rugby clubs

The Ospreys have pledged a donation of kit worth £58,000 to the clubs in their region to aid with the hardship hitting the clubs due to COVID-19, which has seen the domestic season in Wales cancelled. 

Ospreys donate kit to aid clubs

The kit can be used as seen fit, whether that be selling it to raise funds or to donate to families who may be struggling.

Andrew Millward, Managing Director at the Ospreys said;

“There are more important things in life than rugby, but the values the sport instils in us is what sets rugby and its communities apart. It is times like these when those values come to the fore.

“It is essential that we come together in times of need to support and be kind to each other. It is why there was no hesitation or doubt that this is the right thing to do. The clubs have supported us through thick and thin, and this is an opportunity to show our gratitude.

“The Ospreys hope this gift of kit will help relieve some of the financial strain that the clubs in the region will no doubt experience over the coming months.”

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The Liberty Stadium, home of the Ospreys. Credit Ospreys Rugby.

Alongside Ospreys in the Community, the team are currently drawing up plans to contact clubs from across the region and work out the logistic side of things.

Next week, players, staff, and volunteers will deliver Ospreys kit to their local clubs, and in turn, the clubs can decide what they’d like to do with them.

Community season over

The outbreak of COVID-19 has seen the WRU, SRU, RFU and IRFU cancel their seasons below the top, professional tier.

The news in Wales means that there will be no promotion or relegation and leagues will start afresh in September, if it is safe to do so.

 

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