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Sue Head receives RYA Community Award for Lifetime Commitment


Sue has played a pivotal role in the day to day running of the NSSA for some 30 years, as Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Volunteer Coordinator and Chief Instructor.


As a RYA Coach Assessor, Sue is well placed to assist in steering the direction of the teaching that is undertaken at Filby. She has the expert skills to engage young people in learning to sail, helping them to understand that it is about building confidence and not just about passing through levels. The quality of her teaching is impressive for both juniors and adults and she also implements training for other volunteers to assist with key functions and roles, while keeping a keen eye on safeguarding.


Her fine-tuned system demonstrates the importance of thoroughness, great organisational skills and building meaningful relationships, but you are just as likely to find Sue grafting away, cleaning wetsuits or clearing a slipway, all with the aim of promoting inclusive and accessible sailing in Norfolk and it’s all done

with tireless enthusiasm and a smile.


The award was presented by Princess Anne at the RYA AGM in London.