Sports Personality of the Year: Nominations closed for 2016 Unsung Hero

2016 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Logo
2016 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Logo

Many thanks for your nomination for this year's BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero awards. Nominations for 2016 have now closed.

Regional judging panels across the UK will be meeting to select a local winner, and they will be announced during November on the BBC in their respective areas of the country.

They will all be featured on the BBC Get Inspired index.

An overall winner will be then announced on the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year programme, live on BBC One on the evening of Sunday, 18 December.

What is the Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award?

Now in its 14th year, the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award celebrates people from around the UK who volunteer their time and efforts to help people participate in sport.

It could be a person who gives up their time to encourage others to take part in sport, or someone who is helping to unearth a champion of the future, or maybe they are the ones who keep a local team or club going.

Football coach Damien Lindsay from Northern Ireland won the award in 2015.

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Sports Personality: Belfast man Damien Lindsay wins BBC Unsung Hero award

He was selected from the 15 National and Regional Unsung Heroes.

How will the winner be chosen?

Panels will meet in each of the BBC's 12 English regions and in BBC Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, picking one winner from each area.

The overall winner will be selected from those 15 and will be announced during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year programme on Sunday, 18 December in Birmingham.

There is a continuing need for more unsung heroes in sport in the UK. If you have been inspired by this and want to get involved in helping grassroots sport in your community, visit the Get Inspired guide to volunteering. There is also a dedicated page for coaching.