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Volunteer Awards are Back

Volunteer Awards are Back


The Federation of Sport Volunteer in Sport Awards are back for 2019!

Do you know someone who is the backbone of their club, team or sport? Someone who deserves to have all their hard work recognised?

The Volunteers in Sport Awards are back and nominations are open!

We are delighted that the Federation of Irish Sport have reinstated the awards with the support of EBS this year.

Irish Sailing recognise the hard work of the hundreds of volunteers that keep our sport running in Ireland and we need your help to recognise and reward those who deserve it most. We’d appreciate if you could share the information below with your club, members and social media audiences over the next couple of weeks to ensure everyone knows how and where to nominate!

To nominate go to www.volunteersinsport.com

Photo - Jack Hannon, Senior Instructor Bray Sailing club and his team of 17 instructors came to volunteer at the Watersports Inclusion Games in Kinsale, after a long summer teaching sailing in Bray

 

Key Nomination Info

  • Applications close 29th September and all applications will be considered by the Federation's Selection Committee to identify a short list of finalists to present to the esteemed judging panel for final decision.

  • Winners to be contacted end of October and all proposed award winners will be subject to Garda Vetting.

  • Award ceremony to take place 12th November

Criteria

When evaluating the candidates, the Selection Committee will consider the following:

  • Length of service as a volunteer

  • Versatility/number of roles

  • Impact on the club or group

  • Impact on the community

  • Impact on the sport

  • Overall merit

  • Other qualities

Judges

  • PARAIC DUFFY. FORMER DIRECTOR GENERAL, GAA

  • KEITH KELLY, JUMPERS FOR GOAL POSTS

  • BENNY CULLEN, SPORT IRELAND

  • NINA ARWITZ, CEO VOLUNTEER IRELAND

  • SHANE O’CONNOR, FORMER OLYMPIAN & CHAIR OF OFI ATHLETE COMMISSION

  • TREVOR RINGLAND, FORMER IRISH RUGBY INTERNATIONAL

  • DR MAURA FARRELL, PROFESSOR AT NUIG

  • MARY NOLAN HICKEY, VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISER, RNLI

  • JOANNE O’RIORDAN, JOURNALIST AND ACTIVIST

  • JIMMY DEENIHAN, POLITICIAN

  • DES FITZGERALD DIP MGT, MBA, FIOD, FIBI, FSII

  • MICHELLE DWYER, DIRECTOR EBS