Profile – Owen Smith

Name
Owen Smith
Nickname
Smudger / Smithla
Where are you from 
Cardiff      
How long have you been coaching rugby 
7 Years
Do you coach backs or forwards or both
Mainly backs
Which other teams have you coached
Cardiff Quins Women, East Wales Girls, Cardiff Blues u15 & u18, Wales TDG u18, Cardiff HSOB.
Who is your favourite rugby team
Whilst I support England and Wales – I love watching NZ play. It’s easy to see the skills they learn in a Touch environment as kids, transferred into Union at the highest level.
Who is your favourite rugby player
Benji Marshall
Which one of the Quins girls takes the longest to get ready for a game
I’d imagine it takes Sioned a while to get her ‘game-hair’ on.
Your most memorable moment playing or coaching rugby
Hard to select one moment in coaching – the enjoyment of seeing a player take to the field for her very 1st match and perform a skill learnt in training is hard to beat, likewise the feeling of pride when Quins players go on to achieve further representative honours –  but  in terms of achievement, coaching the Cardiff Blues u15 to National Champions in 08/09 remains high on my list of success’. (My fav photo is of some of the girls right at the final whistle and the emotion of the moment is evident).
What do you like to eat after a rugby game
Sausage, beans & chips is a favourite.

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