Nominate your Unsung Hero for a Sports Personality of the Year Award


Nominations are open for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 'Unsung Hero' award until the end of the month.

You're being encouraged to nominate volunteers who improve your community through sport and physical activity.

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Make your nomination at Unsung Hero.

All entries must be received before 23:59 GMT on Monday 30 October 2023.

Sports Personality of the Year awards show

The overall winner will be announced live at the Sports Personality of the Year awards show, which will take place in December at MediaCityUK in Salford. This year’s awards mark the start of the 70th year of Sports Personality of the Year.

The ambassador for the award this year, Triple Olympic Champion gymnast Max Whitlock OBE, told BBC Sport: “Almost every athlete falls in love with their sport at a local club, and these clubs wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the dedication and passion of volunteers. I’m so excited to be a part of the award this year which celebrates the work of so many people across the country involved in grassroots sports.”

This year BBC Sport will be awarding a winner for each of the 15 BBC nations and regions. Those winners will then be put forward to a final judging panel of industry experts who will determine the overall winner, who will be announced live at the Sports Personality of the Year awards show.

All nominees must be 16 years or older and work or volunteer for a sports club or physical activity in their local community – this could be anything from football to fencing, swimming to salsa – and they can be involved in any capacity, whether that’s a steward or a coach.


To nominate someone visit Unsung Hero or Arwr Tawel, and complete the application. You must be over 18, or have consent from someone over 18.

Read more about the BBC Unsung Hero Award.