Without Rhianna, Clydeview after-school basketball club and Sport 4 All would not be the same. She has had a huge impact on a large number of pupils in the school, over a big age range, and continues to inspire other pupils in the school, with a passion for basketball, to volunteer at the club, evidenced by 3 new pupils helping out. She is passionate about sport and this is most shown in her role as YA, now mentor and in the YA conference team – inspiring other pupils within the school who have a passion for sport to reach for such achievements.
In Sport 4 All, she has built strong relationships with not only the participants but also her coaching peers, who value her input, as well as her patience and enthusiasm with the young people who attend. Her attendance and support at the club, I believe has went a long way to encouraging some of the children and young people to continue attending, and to hopefully continue taking part in sport and physical activity for life. It is volunteers like Rhianna that, without their support, clubs like Sport 4 All could no longer continue. That’s why I believe she is the perfect candidate for Young Volunteer of the Year.