Sussex Area is run by a Council made up of one representative from each of the member clubs. The day to day management is delegated to the Executive Committee, comprising the Area Chairman, Area Vice Chairman, Area Treasurer, Area Secretary, together with the chairman of Judges, Demonstrators, Speakers and Education (JDS&E) committee, Media, Ticket and Programme Administrators.
The Council meets 4 times a year, currently in Haywards Heath. The Area organises several members’ days each year as well as competitions and shows.
The JDS&E committee organises workshops for both beginners and more advanced members thoughout the year. In addition, it offers courses for trainee demonstrators, judges and speakers as well as refresher days for those already qualified.
The Area Chairman attends regular National Advisory meetings with the NAFAS Board and chairmen of the other Areas. In addition, Area representatives attend similar National Committee meetings for judges, demonstrators, speakers, education, publications and media creating a useful two-way exchange of ideas throughout the Areas.