Riverside Junior Netball Club

Inspirational coach Karen Makinson and next generation coach Rachel Collinson from Riverside Junior Netball Club were nominated by head coach Lynne Booth to receive the #PassOnYourPassion baton.

Karen, who is now in her thirties, joined the club when she was just 10 years old. Since the age of 14 she has been helping with coaching. Lynne told us why she had nominated Karen, "Karen has been volunteering with us from such an early age. She is now a qualified coach and is inspirational to all players and very committed to the club."

Karen is passing her passion for coaching on to Rachel Collinson and Linda told us why she had nominated her, "Rachel has been at Riverside since she was 10 years old, she is now 17. She has helped with the coaching for three years and now takes one session with girls of 12 years old with two other young volunteers and me assisting them. Becoming a qualified coach is a long journey so this will give her some extra support. Her coaching and leadership attributes are of a very high standard."  

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

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