Last week, RNFA headquarters at HMS Temeraire were delighted to host Baroness Sue Campbell CBE. Baroness Campbell is a British sports administrator and held the title of Chairman of UK Sport between 2003 – 2013, playing an integral role in the London 2012 Olympics and more recently in January 2018 she became Director of Women’s Football with the FA.
She was hosted by the team at Temeraire including RNFA CEO Steve Johnson and Kim Stenning where she discussed the pivotal role the RN has in encouraging participation in sport and the overall benefits sport plays in our everyday lives. In order to give Baroness Campbell a taste of life in the RN she was hosted onboard HMS DUNCAN by CDR Tom Trent and given a tour of the ship highlighting the key areas such as the bridge and the operations room. After the tour she had an opportunity to sit and chat with some of the sailors in DUNCAN, many of whom play representative sports and in particular the challenges faced by life in the RN.
A dinner hosted at Admiralty House by Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone CB, CBE was next on the agenda, where the Baroness had the opportunity for an open disucssion, with some of the RNFA committee, trustees and sponsors. Overall a very worthwhile visit for the RNFA.