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Sports Unsung Hero: Volunteer Colin Magee wins East Midlands award

Nearly 50 years of volunteering has earned a Leicestershire sailor the title of BBC East Midlands Sports Unsung Hero 2013.

Colin Magee, 71, of Burbage, Leicestershire, has got thousands of young people into sailing through the Leicestershire and Rutland Youth Sailing Association (LRYSA) charity.

Mr Magee, who was given the award at a surprise presentation, said: "I am absolutely overwhelmed. It is just something I do. I get people on the water. It is something I can share, and if I can get just one young person off the streets and away from trouble than I have done something."

He now moves on to the national final. The results will be revealed at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award on BBC One on 15 December.

  • 03 Dec 2013
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