Ospreys invite fans to open training session at Liberty Stadium ahead of PRO12 Final

Guinness PRO12 Editor

17 May 2012


Final, News, Ospreys

The Ospreys will throw open the doors of the Liberty Stadium next week when they invite fans in to join them an open training session before they depart for Dublin and the RaboDirect PRO12 final against Leinster.

For the first time ever the public will get a chance to visit the home of the Ospreys for a rare glimpse of how the team prepare for a big match. The decision has been made to host the open session as a way of saying thank you for the fantastic support received by the team throughout the season, and in particular over the closing weeks of the campaign as they looked to secure their place in the final, and also, for fans to be able to wish the team good luck ahead of the big game in person.

Schools from across Ospreylia are being invited to attend the open session at the Liberty Stadium on Friday 25th May at 10.30am, and the invitation has been extended to any members of the public who want to come along and watch what will be the team’s final training session before they travel to Dublin.

Ospreys Head Coach, Steve Tandy, gave supporters a glimpse of what to expect next Friday, saying:
“We’ve never done anything like this before at the Ospreys, opening up the key training session of the week for supporters to come in and see how we prepare for a big game. It’s an important part of our preparations for the final so anyone attending will get to see the boys working at high intensity ahead of the match.

“It’s a unique opportunity for supporters to see what we do and for them to be able to send their team off to Dublin with their very best wishes. If you are in the region next Friday morning and can get to the Liberty Stadium then we’d be delighted to see you here for what will, I’m sure, give you a fascinating insight.”

Entry to the Liberty Stadium for the open training sessions is COMPLETELY FREE, with fans to be located in the West Stand only. The session will see the conditioning team putting the players through their paces before they participate in a tough rugby session, all in front of the supporters.

Ospreys captain Alun Wyn Jones said he is looking forward to welcoming fans to the Liberty Stadium for the session:
“After the fantastic atmosphere at the Munster game, which helped us to a great win, we can’t wait to go to the RDS for the final next weekend. This training session is our final run through before we leave for Dublin so it’s great that supporters will be able to join us to wish us good luck for the big game.

“It’ll give fans a chance to see how we prepare for a game and will bring them even closer to the team. We believe that a strong Ospreys is all about us supporting the fans and they support us."