Gosport gymnastic coach is shortlisted for a national award

FOR 25 years, she has dedicated her free time to helping young people '“ and is now being recognised for her hard work.

Thursday, 10th January 2019, 2:25 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 3:29 pm
Su Killeen on stage with her gymnasts. Picture: Gordon Ford

Su Killeen is a gymnastics volunteer from Gosport, who has helped to grow Suki Aerobic Gym Club from having one gymnast to more 100 regularly attending sessions.

Su also judges at a national level as well as mentoring fellow coaches and tutors.

Now, she has been nominated for the National Volunteer Award in the upcoming British Gymnastics National Awards.

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Su says she is honoured to have been nominated '“ looking back on the hundreds of lives she has impacted during her time as a volunteer.

She said: '˜It is lovely to be nominated as it means that a member of my club recognises the work all of us volunteers do to ensure the club continues.

'˜I have been a volunteer in different capacities since my eldest daughter was five years old, she is now 31!

'˜It is crazy to think how many people's lives I have touched and been a part of their child's development, both in gymnastics and outside.'

Jane Allen, chief executive of British Gymnastics, said: '˜I'm thrilled that Su has been recognised for her hard work over the years.

'˜Without the contribution of members like Su, our sport wouldn't be what it is today. It's important we recognise the extraordinary contribution of these amazing members.

'˜They are great heroes of gymnastics and we are very grateful for the contribution they make.'

The awards night will take place on Saturday, January 26 at Birmingham Town Hall.