Our Mighty Marvels & All-Star Christmas Parties helped bring the curtain down on what had been a great 2019!! The Mighty Marvels event, held at the Tonypandy’s NUM Workingmen’s Club (the only venue in Mid Rhondda big enough to host our biggest events) saw over 250 attend, while the All-Star Fancy Dress Party saw 160 All-Stars cram into Ystrad Labour Club! They were all a sight to behold and hopefully, our great selection of photos will give you a glimpse of what we mean!!
We asked Connah, fast becoming a pillar of the Mighty Marvels Programme, how the MM Christmas Party went. “It was totally amazing!!” he beamed. “The dance floor was full right the way through and you could see the Sporting Marvels hallmarks of energy and confidence everywhere! The photobooth went down a storm, and the queue at one point, went right out the door!! All you could see was smiling faces everywhere, kids making positive, fun-filled memories they'll never ever forget. You had Taylar doing her annual ‘dance battle,’ with All-Star Leader and Marvel-in-waiting, Ashleigh, mirroring her ‘Madre Tierra’ dance routine. All in all, it was a great team effort!”
The success of the Mighty Marvels Party set a high bar for the All-Star Fancy Dress Party, the following week. The creativity and effort that was on show, including from the Marvels, was simply sensational, though we’re still a little unsure how to feel about Garland nearly winning 1st prize for his portrayal of Disney Princess, Jasmine!!
“The quality on show was terrific,” said Team Leader and All-Star head-honcho, Smithy. “Everyone made such an effort and you could really feel the sense of family right across the age range. Even though it's the fifth or sixth party for some of our guys, the buzz is still there. It’s a key time for our vision of course, but also for our All-Star Programme as we outwork the school changes that have been implemented over the last two years. Some of these young leaders are key to our future on so many levels, and nights like this are part of building the platform we need!!”