Ospreys Challenge Rugby Festival

Mitour | Ospreys Challenge | Wales

In late 2017, impressed with the growing reputation of their rugby festivals, leading Welsh rugby region the Ospreys approached Mitour with the idea of launching a brand new event which could showcase the very best of both parties. Very soon the Ospreys Challenge – Wales was born!

Moving forward just a few short months and more than 750 children from 60 teams spanning the length and breadth of the UK took part in the inaugural tournament.

Teams descended on the fantastic facilities of Parkdean Resorts Trecco Bay holiday park in Porthcawl eagerly awaiting their chance to compete in 2 days of rugby against sides from across the country. With it being one of the UK’s largest holiday parks, Trecco Bay is packed full of fantastic facilities and a choice of eateries to keep the whole group smiling all weekend long. There’s plenty of aquatic fun on offer with the Splashland indoor swimming pool, as well as a wet outdoor play area with fountains and water guns. There’s also dodgems, an adventure playground with zip wire, adventure golf and Arcade Zone, so everything that children and families require for a fantastic weekend.

The tournament itself saw two days of rugby action with teams from U7 to U15 taking part. Both touring and local teams enjoyed a fantastic weekend of rugby with some thrilling games and great sportsmanship on show as teams had the chance to compete against sides who they wouldn’t normally play.

There were also opportunities to meet the Ospreys players, with several of the squad making an appearance over the weekend to meet the young participants and hand out the medals.

Both Mitour and Ospreys are already looking forward to the return of the Ospreys Challenge – Wales in 2019, when the event promises to even bigger and better and we’re particularly excited to be working with Tondu RFC at their fantastic facilities over the weekend of the 26th to 29th April.

Looking longer term, Mitour and Ospreys have plans to solidify their existing relationships by developing new opportunities for teams and supporters travel across the UK and further afield.

Don’t miss your your opportunity to get involved with this fantastic rugby weekend which will be the ultimate end-of-season experience for your club.