Make your nomination for BBC Sports ‘Unsung Hero’ award

The BBC is inviting nominations for the nation’s Sports Unsung Hero.


‘Now in its sixth year, the award is given to a volunteer who has made a difference to their community through sport.

Fifteen local winners are chosen by each BBC English region as well as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and will be invited to attend the Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on 14 December. 

The overall winner is then decided by a judging panel including representatives from the BBC’s Nations and Regions, plus previous Unsung Hero winners. Bursaries of up to £2,500 are also available to the winners of each regional award to help them with their work in sport.

So if you know someone in your area who goes an extra mile to change the lives of others through sport and deserves recognition, the BBC wants to hear from you.

You can nominate people who, on a voluntary basis, prepare facilities, coach the juniors, run local sports leagues or work behind the scenes so that sport can be played and enjoyed throughout the UK.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 31st October 2008.’

For the full article, terms and conditions and how to nominate go to the BBC website.