Ones to Watch - Lauren Price
Lauren has competed at international level in two different sports!
In 2014 Lauren found herself in a position that most other athletes would envy: continue an international football career, or embark on a new career in boxing and aim for the Olympic Games.
Lauren made a courageous choice to pursue boxing and it has proven to be a very successful decision. After winning a bronze medal for Wales at the 2014 Commonwealth Games she became part of the Olympic programme at the start of 2017 when she joined GB Boxing’s Podium squad.
In 2019 she had a great year winning gold at the World Championships in Russia and the European Championships in Belarus, finishing the year ranked number one in the world.
Born in the town of Ystrad Mynach near Caerphilly, Wales, Lauren was a World Champion kickboxer at the age of 12 and, as a 16-year-old, spent six months
as part of the World Class Programme for GB Taekwondo after being scouted via the Fighting Chance talent campaign. She was also a talented footballer, playing more than 100 games for Cardiff City and over 50 games for Wales.
Lauren aims to qualify for Tokyo and fulfil her dream of competing at the Olympic Games. She also hopes for her legacy and career to be an inspiration to the next generation of female boxers in the same way that Nicola Adams was an
inspiration to her.