Volunteer in Sport Awards – Reminder

REMINDER – Nominate a Volunteer from your Club Today!!

The Federation of Irish Sport launch 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.

We are asking clubs/members in the following counties to make a special effort to nominate a dedicated volunteer. This is because we are short nominations in these counties. 

  Get your entry in now as the closing date is this Sunday October 17th.

  1. Carlow
  2. Cavan
  3. Derry
  4. Fermanagh
  5. Longford
  6. Monaghan
  7. Tipperary
  8. Wexford

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 honour the commitment and dedication of 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. 

  • Nominations are now open for the 2021 Volunteers in Sport Awards
  • 1 overall winner per county – Now is your chance to recognise the Volunteer who has made a difference to your club and your community.
  • Time to champion those unsung heroes who go above and beyond for their club!
  • Nominate your volunteer hero today at www.volunteersinsport.ie
  • Win €1000 for your local sports club – By simply nominating an outstanding Volunteer
  • #DedicatedtotheDedicated


Judges include Former GAA Director General, Mr Páraic Duffy as awards Chairperson, sports journalist and broadcaster Marie Crowe and CEO of Gaisce, Yvonne Mckenna.

They are joined by

  • Clare McGrath, FIS Chairperson
  • Richie Gernon, EBS
  • Darren Duignan EBS
  • Niamh Daffy, CEO CARA
  • Roddy Guiney, Chairperson of WHPR and former FIS Chairperson
  • Fiona Chambers, Head of the School of Education; a Senior Lecturer in PE and Sport Pedagogy at University College Cork
  • Benny Cullen, Sport Ireland
  • Paul Collins Volunteer Ireland
  • Georgina Drumm, Former President Athletics Ireland

Please see here for further information about our 2021 judges – http://volunteersinsport.ie/news/2021/10/5/judging-panel-for-upcoming-2021-volunteer-in-sport-awards-announced

Nominations can be made by a club, individual or sporting body and are open from September 7th, 2021, to October 17th, 2021.