The Volunteers in Sports Awards is a celebration to honour and recognise individuals who are part of the wider volunteering community involved in sport, who give freely of their time, skills and efforts in a variety of ways through the structure of sports clubs and/or community organisations in Ireland.

In every county throughout the country, clubs and sporting organisations facilitate multi- generational opportunities for people to be involved in sport and physically activity. The work and goodwill of sport volunteers across the country cannot be taken for granted.

Every week in Ireland more than 450,000 volunteers bring sport and physical activity to life for our communities and it’s time we afford their hard work the recognition it deserves.

It is therefore important that we showcase the size and scale of this contribution by bringing such volunteers together today at the Volunteers in Sport Awards with attendees from every county in the country to shine a spotlight on the positive work they do for sport and physical activity.

Mary O’Connor

CEO, Federation of Irish Sport

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