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Unsung Hero 2009

BBC Sports Unsung Hero Award 2009
BBC Sports Unsung Hero Award 2009

Nominations are now in to find someone who goes that extra mile to make a difference to sport.

A regional judging panel, made up of a cross-section of BBC London sports staff and other local sports experts, will decide the winner of the BBC London Sports Unsung Hero 2009.

All 15 BBC regional winners will then be invited to this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year show, broadcast live from the Sheffield Arena on Sunday, 13 December on BBC One, where an overall winner will be announced.

Previous overall winners

Margaret Simons was the 2007 winner. She has run Bardwell Football Club in Oxfordshire since founding it in 1964.

Ben Geyser is the driving force behind Dorchester Boxing Club. He won the award in 2008.

Edna Harrison - Evergreen Activity

Edna Harrison, Unsung Hero 2008

Edna Harrison was the London winner in 2008. Edna, 81, has set up and runs activity classes for over 50s - between 20 to 50 people now attend each week.

She also helps raise funds for club and three local hospitals.

You can find out more about Edna's work in the video.

Nominate your Unsung Hero


For the nominations please download, print and complete the following PDF Form and return to the address below.

Most computers will open PDF documents automatically, but you may need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

You can also download and save a Word doc version (save the document before completing)

Send the completed form before the closing date of Friday, 30 October 2009 to:

Emma Jones,
Sports Unsung Hero 2009,
BBC London 94.9,
2nd Floor,
Egton Wing,
Broadcasting House,
W1A 1AA.

Or e-mail your nomination form to Emma Jones

  • To enter, you must ensure all the sections are filled in.
  • Any nomination that doesn't include details of the nominee cannot be accepted.
  • Your nominee must be informed and have agreed to being entered, nominees may be asked to appear on BBC TV and/or radio.
  • The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding their decision.

The competition complies with the BBC's new Code of Conduct on Competitions and Voting which is published on the BBC's website.

Visit the BBC Sports Unsung Hero 2009 website.

For full Terms and Conditions, click on the link at the top right of this page.

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