The 2014 Volunteers in Sport Awards is now receiving nominations. An initiative of the Federation of Irish Sport in conjunction with the Irish Sports Council, the Department of Tourism, Transport and Sport and The Community Foundation of Ireland, the Volunteers in Sport Awards are run to honour the work of volunteers in Irish sport.

The first awards were presented in 2007 and are designed to recognise the contribution, commitment and dedication of the 500,000 volunteers who give so generously of their time to sport every year. Sport remains the single biggest driver of voluntary activity in Ireland.

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

The deadline for nominations is 12noon, Friday 25th April 2014.  The awards will be presented to the winners at a ceremony in the Aviva Stadium in early Autumn.

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