Who are we?
Ospreys in the Community (OitC) are a not-for-profit foundation working in close partnership with Ospreys. We share a strong relationship and form a key part of the Ospreys’ Strategy. We operate independently to the professional rugby organisation.
What do we do?
The education and employability team deliver programmes across the region to young people, aged 12 – 24. It links sport, education and business, developing skills to enhance future aspirations and potential through training, workshops and physical activity.
The health and wellbeing team work closely in our community to deliver programmes such as the Sporting Memories project, engaging with our community and helping to improve their mental health.
The former professional rugby player with 94 caps for the region, before taking up roles as academy manager and more recently Managing director of Ospreys. “Bully” has been instrumental in the inception and growth of Ospreys in the Community.
Chris former deputy chairman of Ospreys Rugby. Renowned for his success in business, Chris has a keen passion for enterprise and entrepreneurship. Among other projects, Chris spends much of his time advising student groups and senior management at Southampton University, helping with a range of social enterprise projects.
Janey is a Human Resources professional with a breadth of experience gained in senior roles in the private sector. Having relocated to Swansea from Hampshire in 2021 Janey is currently leading HR for Ospreys Rugby. Janey is passionate about people development and maximising potential. As a qualified Yoga Teacher Janey has a focus on improving wellbeing for everyone.
Pro-vice-chancellor For International Engagement for Swansea University, previously held various strategic and internationally focused senior roles within a number of institutions. Her former roles include Director of International Strategy and Relations at the University of Birmingham, International Director at the University of Leeds, Director of External Relations at Regent’s University London, Deputy VC (International) at Middlesex University, PVC (External Affairs) at the University of Derby and Chair of the Board of Directors at NAVITAS UK.
Chairman Karl has a long and distinguished career in education, having previously held the position of director of education within a local authority, and more recently at the Welsh Government.
Kate the former head of communications and policy at Welsh Sports Association, Current lead of Public affairs & private secretary at National Resources Wales. A keen believer in Sport for Social change, holding previous roles as a trustee for Welsh Triathlon also.
Studied Law at University College of Wales Aberystwyth. He also earned a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Glamorgan. Martyn eventually became Clerk to the Justices in Cardiff in 2000 responsible for the legal and administrative management of the court. He is now a recently retired judge who specialised in asylum and immigration appeals, also the former vice chair of Swansea Bay University health board.
Former Welsh international Rugby player and an advocate for women in sport, Robyn is passionate about giving opportunities to sport for all, having worked in freedom leisure as Wales’ healthy community lead, she is now the Wales skills hub manager for CIMSPA.