Rutherford AFC

Inspirational coach Johanna Armstrong and next generation coach Hannah Gee from Rutherford AFC were nominated by head coach Sara Coxon to receive the #PassOnYourPassion baton.

Sara told us that she had nominated Johanna because: "Johanna is a very committed and enthusiastic individual, who has the capability at her young age to bring the best out of every child she works with. She is a great role model and extremely dedicated as well as reliable. She goes above and beyond for her team and the club.

"Her loyal service to us over the past few years has been a massive boost for the club and we know this is the beginning of a fantastic venture in Johanna's volunteering life. She is a natural born leader with a kind heart and she deserves huge recognition for all of the work she does on a completely voluntary basis.

"Johanna wants to constantly improve and develop as a coach and is now undergoing her Level 2 award in which the club is helping to support and fund."

Johanna is passing her passion for coaching on to Hannah Gee. Sara told us about Hannah's fantastic contribution to the club. "I have nominated Hannah because she has shown excellent attributes of what a great coach she can be in the future. She is DBS checked and currently working alongside Johanna until she has completed her Level 1 certificate in June.

Hannah is very enthusiastic and her kind, bubbly personality allows her to be very likable and approachable, which a great attribute to have especially when working with young children.

"Both Hannah and Johanna started off playing football for the clubs Ladies team and now both give up their time completely voluntary and go above and beyond in any way they can. Hannah has showed a fantastic interest in coaching which is why the club is supporting and funding her to complete her Level 1. Hannah started off extremely shy but with the support of Johanna and fellow club coaches she is becoming more confident with very passing session."

We will now be working with both Johanna and Hanna to support them to achieve their goals in coaching and personal development.

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