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The 2012 Volunteers in Irish Sport Awards have been launched and are seeking your nominations.

The fourth edition of the Volunteers in Irish Sport Awards, which is an initiative of the Federation of Irish Sport in conjunction with the Irish Sports Council, the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport and The Community Foundation of Ireland. The first awards were presented in 2007 and are designed to recognise the contribution of the 450,000 Irish adults who volunteer in sport every year. Sport remains the single biggest driver of voluntary activity in Ireland.

Members of the public are invited to nominate an individual whose contribution to their sport has made a real difference and to provide details on the person nominated.  Ten winners will be selected to receive an award from the nominations received. An Overall or Lifetime award to honour a volunteer, who has consistently given of their time for a sport, a team, or an event over many years, will also be awarded. Full details of the scheme and how to enter can be found on line at www.volunteersinsport.ie. The website includes a nomination form and guidelines for the 2012 awards. Nominations can be made by clubs, individuals or sporting bodies.

Previous winners include Brian Craig (2011) who is largely responsible for attracting the ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships which will see 300 sailors from 70 countries descend on Dun Laoghaire in July, 

The deadline for nominations for the 2012 Volunteers in Irish Sport Awards is 3rd August 2012.

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