With the imminent arrival of the first Players’ Fund baby to Tori Gardner – the Fund’s Marketing and Events Coordinator, there was an empty desk looking for a home for 4 months while Tori settles into motherhood. Laura Edge was awarded the position of Marketing and Events Assistant at the end of 2014 and will be joining the Players’ Fund offices from January to July 2015.

Laura was born and raised in the leafy southern suburbs of Cape Town. She completed her tertiary education at the University of Cape Town and achieved a Bsc Biochemistry and a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management.

She has been passionate about rugby for as long as she can remember. From the age of 13, she had a scholar’s season ticket to Newlands Rugby Stadium and became a ‘Newlands Faithful’ very early on. Her passion for rugby extended into her university life as she managed the U19B Ikeys side. This experience solidified that fact that she knew she had to be part of the rugby world.

Laura is very excited to join the Players’ Fund office team and learn as much as she can about this incredibly exciting industry as Marketing and Events Assistant.