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Sporting Heroes Called to the Fore
Greta Gueresi-Leach on 03/04/2009
Nominations are being sought for the Welsh Sports Associations (WSA) two prestigious annual awards: the Unsung Hero and the Administrator of the Year award. These awards recognise the huge amount of effort put in by thousands of volunteers across Wales on a daily basis to make a diverse sporting programme possible.
The WSA is the umbrella body for the national governing bodies of sport and physical recreation in Wales, providing an advocacy, advisory, consultancy and training role for its constituent members. It is the voice of voluntary sector sport in Wales and strives to promote the excellent work undertaken on a daily basis by the thousands of volunteers who give up their time so freely for the furtherance of sport across the principality.
The Unsung Hero Award, presented each year at the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame dinner seeks to acknowledge the tireless efforts of one volunteer within Welsh sport, and is awarded to someone who demonstrates a selfless passion and determination for their sport. It may be an official, coach, parent helper, or just one of those people that every organisation needs – the unheralded volunteer who goes about their business without any fuss or without seeking any recognition, but without whom, things fall apart quite quickly.
The Administrator of the Year award is presented to somebody whose unstinting efforts as an administrator within their sport makes such a telling contribution. It is awarded to an individual who regularly gives up a large part of their life for the love of their sport and whose work is vital to the organisation of their chosen sporting programmes. This award will be presented at the Welsh Sports Association’s AGM.
Nominations are open to all Welsh governing bodies of sport and their member clubs and associations. Application forms are available from the Welsh Sports Association website www.welshsports.org.uk/awards.asp or by contacting Greta Gueresi-Leach (Communications Coordinator) on 0845 846 0020 or email@example.com.
The closing date for applications is Friday 15th May 2009.
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