Guru Nanak Ladies Goalkeeper Rammy Mann has been named SECWFL Kent Division 2 West Player of the Season 2017/18, receiving the award during the ½ time at Kent Divisional Cup Final’s on Thursday 17th May 2018.
(Inderjit Sanghera, Gavin Hoare, Rammy Mann, Greg Petts, Manjit Atwal)
Rammy Said “I was speechless and extremely emotional. I hadn’t even in my wildest dreams imagined that I would even be considered for such a prestigious accolade! Wow! I’m still in denial and it’s still only just sinking in.”
Rammy becomes the 1st Guru Nanak Ladies player to secure the prize of becoming Player of the Season in history.
(Rammy Mann, Gavin Hoare)
What did you think was going to happen as a result of winning Player of the Season? And how did the reality differ (At the award giving)?
I had no expectations of the award ceremony as it’s not something I ever imagined I’d be a part of. So, for all, I knew it could have been a formal or informal event. The reality was I watched the first half of a cup final and was awarded my medal on the pitch at half-time. It was a very proud moment to have my family and my coaches alongside me. All nerves soon dissipated, and I relished at that moment. I feel extremely blessed.
What tips would you give other players in a similar position as yours?
Tips: work hard, stay consistent and sometimes, surprisingly, hard work does pay off! You’ve got to have a fire in your belly and play with passion. Play like you’ve never lost! But always remember it’s team-work, you need a solid team to move forward and progress.
Anything else you want to say?
For someone who never had an interest in football growing up, it is now a huge part of my life. I look forward to training and I’m hard on myself because I want to be the best that I can be. I’m not competing to be better than others, only better than I was yesterday. But above all remain humble. It’s important people know that I’ve only been playing for just over a year. Which goes to show that anything is possible if you dedicated.