Posted on 17th September 2021

Nominations have opened for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award 2021


The award honours sports volunteers in local communities who go above and beyond to encourage people to participate in physical activity.


Unsung Hero 2021 seeks out volunteers who in the last twelve months have inspired people of all ages to get up and be active and made a lasting impact on their community through sport.

The nominee must be 16 years or older and could work across an array of physical activities in their local community. The winner can be involved in any way from steward to instructor or coach. If they have showed passion for their community and encouraged people to take up sport, then they could scoop the coveted award.