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BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013: Unsung Hero Award

Posted: Fri, 06 Sep 2013 10:03

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013: Unsung Hero Award

Do you know someone who inspires people to get involved in playing sport in their communities?

It could be a person who for no personal reward gives up their time to encourage others to take part in sport.

It might be someone who could be helping to unearth a champion of the future or who is just keeping a local team or club going behind the scenes.

If you do, why not nominate them for a BBC Sports Unsung Hero Award?

Last year we had local winners with Sue & Jim Houghton from Sport in Desford picking up the award in 2012.

Celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2013, the awards recognise the remarkable achievements of people from all across the UK.

From disability sport to swimming, boxing to basketball, our winners all have one thing in common - the passion and commitment to inspire others to enjoy sport in their communities and make sport accessible to all. In many cases, their clubs and even their buildings would not exist were it not for their hard work.

The hunt to find our 2013 Unsung Heroes is now on. Following the nomination period, which runs from 29 August to 14 October, panels will meet in each of the BBC's 15 Nations and English Regions and a winner from each will be chosen.

The overall winner will come from those 15 and will be announced on the night of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year programme, which this year will be held in Leeds on Sunday, 15 December.

So if you know of someone like them, why not nominate them for a 2013 Sports Unsung Hero Award?

You can download a nomination form from the link below.

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