Ian “Smithy” Smith has been a part of the Sporting Marvels team for 6 years now. Formerly an outstanding All-Star as part of the All-Star academy in Tonypandy Community College, he is now the most experienced male operational worker in the organisation and quite simply the most popular person in Rhondda!
Having become an All-Star way back in 2008 under the guidance of past Marvels and current Director of Operations, Becky Davies, Smithy developed into a top class leader which led to Sporting Marvels pioneering a gap-year intern programme that pupils leaving sixth form could apply for. Thankfully for Sporting Marvels and for Smithy, it didn’t end after one year!
Smithy enjoyed teaching the Mighty Marvels Programme in the primary schools between September 2010 and July 2014, but has since taken up a leading role in Tonypandy Community College’s All-Star Programme and has been there now for 2 years’ full time and has seen the
All Star programme hit an all-time high. Ian, alongside fellow Marvel, Chelsea Davies, was also part of the very first All-Star Africa Trip in 2009. He is also seeking to become a highly qualified football coach and has already completed his UEFA C License.