BBC Sports Unsung Heroes 2011

BBC Sport take a look at the 15 unsung heroes who have been awarded for the outstanding work they have carried out in their local sporting communities.

•Dawn Barnard - BBC East

•Steve Pateman - BBC East Mids

•Norman French - BBC London

•Steve Betts - BBC N.E & Cumbria

•Sean McGoldrick - BBC Northern Ireland

•Roy Wood - BBC North West

•Anne Nugent - BBC South

•Alan Wildig - BBC South East

•Janice Eaglesham & Ian Mirfin - BBC Scotland

•Dave Desforges - BBC South West

•Peter Thatcher - BBC West

•Gareth Wyn Hughes - BBC Wales

•Bill Longmore - BBC West Mids

•Stephen Whitehead - BBC Yorkshire

•Tony Bradwell - BBC East Yorks & Lincs

The awards have been run annually since 2003. They recognise special people who dedicate their lives to promoting sport in their community, taking no reward from it other than the pleasure of helping others to take part and enjoy their sport.

The Unsung Hero will be presented with the accolade live on stage at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year event on Thursday, 22 December.

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