BBC SPORT Scotland's Unsung Heroes
wash muddy kit, put up goalposts and spend hours coaching
and encouraging sporting talent.
it about time that these unsung sporting heroes got their
moment in the spotlight?
to the Radio Scotland trail.
BBC Scotland reports and recognises the talents
of our sporting stars every week with live commentaries, news, interviews
Now we want to give praise to the people who helped get them there
and who are developing the stars of tomorrow.
Is there an 'unsung hero' in your sports club whose achievements
deserve greater recognition? Someone who braves all weathers to
prepare the team for the next game? Spends hours organising raffles
and fund-raising to keep the club alive? Or drives miles a week
to make sure you're there for the event?
At BBC SPORT Scotland we're searching for Scotland's Unsung Heroes
of the sporting world. Every month 90 Minutes and Sports
Weekly will recognise their contributions to the football and
non-football worlds respectively. But we need you to help us find
If you know a special person who deserves recognition then we want
to hear from you.
The overall winner of the BBC SPORT Scotland Award will also
be invited to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award ceremony
at Television Centre, London on Sunday 12th December. Included
will be travel and one night's accommodation for winner and guest.
The BBC SPORT Scotland winner will also go forward to contest the
BBC SPORT Unsung Hero Award.
The monthly winners will receive a certificate and
be invited to attend a sporting event with the programme teams.
- Each programme is looking for an individual
who, on a voluntary basis, makes a difference to sport in Scotland.
- They must give their time and talents to enable
others to participate in the sport in question.
- This may be in helping an individual, group,
team or teams.
- This sport can be at any level.
- They must be someone who gains no financial
reward for their time and effort.
- They must be aged 16 years or over.
Listen to the radio
trail for Unsung Heroes, featuring Sports Weekly presenter
John Beattie and 90 Minutes host Jim Spence.
HOW TO MAKE A NOMINATION
Simply complete all sections of the attached form (Word)
and email it to either firstname.lastname@example.org
for non-football nominations or email@example.com
for football-related nominations.
If you prefer, you can print off the form, complete it and send it
to BBC Sport Scotland, Room 325, Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow. G12
- Your nominee must be informed and have agreed
to being entered.
- The competitions will close on the last day
of the respective month and the winners will be announced within
two weeks on the programme and posted on this website.
- Nominees may be asked to appear on Sports Weekly
or 90 Minutes.
- The judges' decision is final and no correspondence
will be entered into regarding their decision.
While we are now searching for monthly heroes, previous our awards
were annual. The winner of the 2003 award was Dave Paulin -
founder, coach and chairman of American football team the Inverness
Blitz. He spends up to 30 hours a week promoting the club and undertakes
massive fundraising tasks to raise up to £20,000 a season to keep
the club alive.
In 2004 the winner was Gordon Simpson of Clydesdale Rowing
Club. Gordon has been a member of the club for 50 years. He does everything
- towing the boats, maintaining the equipment and coaching newcomers.
a short film about Gordon's contribution.