Heroes of local sport

Is everyone feeling all inspired and sporty now that the Belfast Marathon is over for another year, and the Olympics are only a matter of weeks away?
In Belfast, our very own Olympic legend, Dame Mary Peters is calling for everyone in Belfast to get voting for the Hughes Insurance Sports Volunteer Awards, a new awards programme aiming to recognise and reward Northern Ireland’s unsung sporting heroes.

The Hughes Insurance Sports Volunteer Awards is a national awards programme that aims to reward the unsung heroes of local sport in communities across Northern Ireland. The awards will unearth the true sporting heroes in our communities and is open to volunteers from all sports.

The awards are running province-wide, focused through 12 branches of Hughes Insurance, and each location will have a winner when voting closes and the decisions are made by a sporting judging panel in the summer.

Each Hughes Insurance branch winner will win a trophy, £200 for themselves plus £500 for the team, club or group. All 12 will then go forward to the Northern Ireland finals and the chance to win big.

To nominate a volunteer from your community for the award, please visit your local Hughes Insurance branch for an entry form or find them on the web at www.HughesSportsVolunteers.com. The deadline for nominations is 3rd June 2012.

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