18 April 1957 – 11 March 2023
We are saddened to announce the untimely death of Kevin Johns aged 65 years, following a heart attack near his home in Netherton. Kevin became a member of Holmfirth Harriers in September 1993, joining his two sons Edward and Gareth who had competed in the ‘Sands’ races for junior schools and began to compete in all the Clubs junior races.
In July 1994, Kevin became one of ten Holmfirth coaches congratulated by National Coach and former Olympian, Brad McStravick, for getting involved in the formalised coaching structure. Kevin specialised in Throws and could usually be seen working with junior members teaching the Discus, Shot, Javelin and Hammer. Eventually, he coached some senior members who wanted to compete in the various throws’ events at the Northern Track & Field League and County Championships.
Kevin’s funeral will take place at Huddersfield Crematorium on Tuesday 4th April at 14:45, and afterwards at Meltham Golf Club.