Paralympic silver medallist, Nicole Turner, and volunteer coach Eimear Mathews were on hand today for the final call for nominations for this year’s Federation of Irish Sport Volunteers in Sport Awards, proudly supported by EBS.

We spoke to them above about Nicole’s first venture into the pool, winning seven medals and a trophy at age seven and about what it was like for Nicole without her usual support network out in Tokyo.

Nominations for the awards – which were launched in September – will close on 17th October, with clubs, individuals and sporting bodies urged to nominate their local everyday hero to be recognised by the Federation of Irish Sport and EBS at the 2021 Volunteers in Sport Awards.

This year’s awards will once again champion and celebrate the 450,000 volunteers across Ireland who ensure that sport and physical activity take place around the country every day. Each year, this army of volunteers dedicates over 37.2 million hours of their time across the country’s 13,000 sports clubs and associations.

To nominate an exceptional volunteer, and to be in with the chance of winning €1,000 for your local sports club, simply visit Nominations can be made by a club, individual or sporting body before October 17th, 2021. The awards ceremony will take place virtually in December 2021.


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