• Lauren Smith

  • Lauren James has been involved with Sporting Marvels since she was 11 years old in Ysgol Yr Eos where Matt Shaffer of Oklahoma, USA was her Marvel!

    She didn’t make it into the All-Star Programme straight away when she graduated to Tonypandy Community College, but it wasn’t long before Becky was on her case to get involved! What a decision that turned out to be as well, because Lauren went on to become one of the famous names within the programme thanks to her near 100% attendance at our extra-curricular events.

    When she became part of the leadership academy in year 10 it was clear that Sporting Marvels had a gem on their hands. She successfully played a leading role running the Tonypandy All-Star After School Club alongside current Marvel Naomi.

    Lauren signed up for one of the 2014/15 Intern slots during March 2014 and with her track record as an All-Star her place was never in doubt. She primarily works within the Mighty Marvels Programme in our primary schools alongside Naomi, Sam & Hiedi for. As Lauren worked through the Sporting Marvel ranks from Intern, Trainee and now starting the 2016/17 school year as a Full Marvel Lauren is ready for the new responsibilities that entail this year.

    Lauren is also loving coaching for the new initiative Rhondda Netball being Head Coach of the Tonypandy Netball Club which is excelling in numbers and she is loving helping developing the girls skills and building a relationship with them.

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