BBC Sport - Get Inspired: Meet the amazing 'Unsung Heroes' of 2014

A Big Thank You

Now in its 12th year, the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award recognises and rewards outstanding contribution from those within local grassroots sport.

Winners have been chosen from each of the BBC's 15 Nations and English Regions, and they will join the sporting icons of today at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014 event in Glasgow on Sunday evening.

During the show, one of them will be awarded the overall 'Unsung Hero' award for the UK - but

East of England: Derek Beaumont - diving coach at Hatfield Swim Centre

East Midlands: Jill Stidever - swimming coach in Leicestershire

London: Dave Dunsford - judo coach from Sidcup

North East: Graeme Mark - coach at Talkin Tarn Rowing Club

North West: Yvonne Mills -set up Roch Valley Raiders BMX club

Northern Ireland: Mervyn Smyth - Ballinamallard United

Scotland: Janice and George Graham - judo/ indoor bowls in Edinburgh

South: Bernard Wilkins - coach at Abingdon Athletics Club, Oxfordshire

South East: Frank New - badminton coach in Folkestone

South West; Simon Gifford-Mead - Dart Totnes Amateur Rowing Club

Wales: Bill Marlow - Mid Wales Orienteering Club

West of England: Bev and Chris Maull - Swindon Spitfires Football Club

West Midlands: Denis Neenan - Erin Go Bragh club in Erdington

Yorkshire: Bert Beaumont - basketball coach, Darfield Dunkers

Yorkshire & Lincolnshire: Roger Tanner - coach at East Riding Badminton club

Watch the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014 show on BBC One from 2000 GMT on Sunday 14 December to find out who wins the overall award.

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