Rugby chaplain Canon Ian presents Gideon bibles to Ospreys

The Ospreys rugby chaplain, Canon Ian Rees, presented bibles which have been donated by the Gideons to Allen Clarke, the former Irish rugby international who is now the senior forwards coach at the Ospreys.

Bibles were also presented to some of the other coaches and team manager and will be distributed to players over the coming weeks.

Apart from the senior side, there are also various age grade squads for which Ian Rees acts as Chaplain and his wife Helen is Chaplain to the Women’s squads.

The photographs show Canon Ian Rees presenting bibles to Allen Clarke with Jeff Bowen representing the Gideons.  Also pictured are Ian and Jeff with Duncan Jones, who was capped 57 times by Wales, and is now on the coaching staff at the Ospreys.