The Federation of Irish Sport is to once more champion and support the army of volunteers in sport and physical activity with the announcement of the 2020 Volunteers in Sport Awards.
450,000 volunteers in sport across Ireland go above and beyond what is asked of them to ensure that sport takes place.
These volunteers dedicate some 37.2 million hours of volunteering across the country’s more than 13,000 sports clubs and associations each year.
There is no glory, but they are there when it matters – for the team, for their family, for their friends, for their community, for their country.
EBS is once more partnering with the Federation of Irish Sport to recognise the dedication and passion of these volunteers by heroing them at an awards ceremony.
This will be held at Croke Park on Monday, November 16th, 2020. To nominate an everyday hero, simply visit www.volunteersinsport.ie. Nominations can be made by a club, individual or sporting body and are open from now until September 25th, 2020.
“Sport plays a central role in the social fabric of every county, parish and village in the country – now more than ever, the role of the volunteer is essential,” said Mary O’Connor, CEO of the Federation of Irish Sport.
“We thank EBS for their continued support in bringing the awards and wider recognition of volunteers to life, in what has been a particularly challenging year for sports clubs and organisations so far, the role of the volunteer has never been more important.”
“EBS is delighted to partner with the Federation of Irish Sport to celebrate and recognise the many everyday heroes around Ireland who are truly the backbone of Irish sport and without whom, sport in Ireland simply would not happen,” added Commercial Director Paul Butler.
For full information on how to nominate your volunteer in sport for the 2020 Volunteer in Sport Awards visit www.volunteersinsport.ie
Sport for Business Interviewed Kieran Donaghy and Jimmy Diggins of Tralee Warriors today. It is a great summation of the true value of sporting volunteers.