Celebrating Cathy Ruggero: A True Driving Force at HHFC

Celebrating Cathy Ruggero: A True Driving Force at HHFC

It’s getting closer!!! Just 50 days until 32 nations come together across Australia and New Zealand for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ 🌏

As Female Football Week reaches its grand finale, it’s time to shine the spotlight on one exceptional individual whose dedication and contributions have truly made a difference. Cathy Ruggero, the heart and soul of Hornsby Heights FC (Home of the Hornets), deserves plenty of gratitude and recognition for her unwavering commitment to the club.

Through her various roles, including President, MiniRoos Coordinator, Gear & Merchandise Coordinator, coach, assistant coach, and Team Manager, Cathy has been an invaluable asset to HHFC. Her tireless efforts behind the scenes have helped create an inclusive environment where players can thrive and grow.

Among Cathy’s most cherished achievements is the successful inclusion and acceptance of the Men’s All Age teams, fostering a sense of belonging and unity within the club. Additionally, witnessing both the Men’s and Women’s Division 2 teams advance to the Premier League Competition has brought immeasurable joy and pride.

Cathy has faced challenges along the way, navigating biases and scepticism due to her gender. Yet, with unwavering determination and a drive to break barriers, she has shattered stereotypes and proven that gender has no bearing on leadership, decision-making, or technical expertise in the world of football.

Balancing personal life, work, and volunteer commitments is no easy feat, but Cathy’s passion for football and the unwavering support of her football-crazy family and friends have provided the foundation for her success. With impeccable organisation and a dedicated committee, she has managed to navigate the demanding responsibilities with grace and resilience.

As Female Football Week concludes, it’s essential to express our heartfelt thanks to Cathy Ruggero for her outstanding contributions to HHFC.

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