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Nominations Open for Volunteers in Sports Awards 2021

The Federation of Irish Sport, in partnership with EBS, have launched this year’s Volunteers in Sport Awards, which recognise and support the army of volunteers in sport and physical activity in local communities across Ireland. The Awards will take place virtually in December 2021 and nominations are now being accepted.

More than 450,000 volunteers across Ireland 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 sports clubs and associations. They are there to support sporting clubs and communities from early morning to late at night, without any expectation of recognition or reward.

In partnership with the Federation of Irish Sport, EBS will once more honour the commitment and dedication of these volunteers in helping to bring sport to the fore in a safe manner, especially through the Covid-19 pandemic. EBS is now inviting members of the Irish public to nominate a volunteer in their particular sport that they would like to see recognised at the 2021 Volunteers in Sport Awards.

To nominate an everyday hero, 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 and are open to October 17th.

Volunteers in all 32 counties of Ireland will be recognised at the Awards Ceremony.

Last year, handball stalwart, Jenny Mahon, of Abbeylara Handball Club in Longford, received the Longford Award for coaching and promotion of handball in her local community. Her dedication and loyalty to the children is testament to her ongoing work.

For more information on how to nominate your volunteer in sport for the 2021 Volunteer in Sport Awards visit