The Ospreys have announced that their former hooker, Scott Otten, has returned to the United Rugby Championship outfit as their regional commercial manager.
Otten made 110 appearances for Welsh region from 2013 to 2021 and scored 10 tries during that time.
Forced into retirement
He announced his retirement from professional rugby on medical advice after suffering a neck injury while playing for the Ospreys against PRO14 opponents the Dragons in January 2021.
The 28-year-old built his own business, SO Coffee, while he was playing for Ospreys and his business experience saw him working as commercial manager at his former club, Swansea RFC.
He will bring his business knowledge to his new role at the Ospreys where he will be in charge of the region’s commercial business involving hospitality, regional partnerships and player sponsors.
Otten is excited with his new position at the Ospreys.
“It’s been 13 months since I officially departed from the Ospreys and in that time, I’ve still been a huge supporter of the club both on and off the field. It’s good to be back!” he told the Ospreys’ official website.
“I am excited for this opportunity to return and work with the outstanding businesses within the area to develop trusting and ever-growing relationships.
“The most effective way for a business to grow is to understand their journey and to work with good people.
“Throughout this process we will be striving to introduce current and new businesses into the life of the Ospreys with opportunities for a variety of businesses to network, create new connections and to become a big part of our future in which people can be proud of.”
Ospreys commercial director Anthony Cole-Johnson is delighted that Otten is returning to the region.
Otten’s return a no brainer
“When Scott got in touch about the role it was a no brainer for us here. He knows the Ospreys inside out, and his enthusiasm, entrepreneurial flair and determination to do things the right way shone through since we met back in February,” he said.
“I am really keen the Ospreys are the go to place for local stakeholders and business partners ensuring we are the perfect springboard to support local business growth plans, and of course enjoy some great rugby.
“With Scott in place we are now perfectly set make that happen.”
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