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BBC Wales Sports Personality 2009

BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year 2009

Cardiff City Stadium will host this year's BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year, as the nation decides who was the stand-out competitor of 2009.

The main award will be announced on BBC Wales Today, BBC ONE Wales on Monday, 7 December between 1830-1900 GMT and the main awards event show will be screened on Tuesday, 8 December on BBC TWO Wales, 2235-2335 GMT.

The ceremony will also honour the team of the year, sports unsung hero, junior sportsman, junior sportswoman and lifetime achievement.

A notable year has produced some outstanding performances by some of Welsh sport's big names.

Golfer Becky Brewerton won the Spanish Ladies Open and played for Europe's Solheim Cup team against the United States.

Boxing light-heavyweight Nathan Cleverly added the British title to his Commonwealth crown.

Manchester United's Ryan Giggs continued to defy his years to remain hugely influential in their successes.

In Women's rugby, Welsh veteran Louise Rickard ended the season on a record 108 caps.

In the same season men's counterpart Jamie Roberts rose to international prominence with some strong performances for Wales and the British and Irish Lions.

And in cycling Geraint Thomas maintained his place at the forefront of the sport with some outstanding performances.

Voting has now closed. Please note this vote was not connected with the UK Sports Personality of the Year and is for the Wales award only.

GENERAL VOTING GUIDELINES (PLEASE NOTE THIS VOTE IS NOW CLOSED)

1. Voting is only available by telephone between 0800 GMT and 2000 GMT every day between Monday 30th November to Saturday, 5 December 2009 (both dates inclusive). The numbers to be used will also be promoted across BBC Wales output throughout the week.

2. Telephone votes are opened and closed as specified above. Votes received outside the specified times will not be counted, but may still be charged. Voting times may change.

3. The BBC reserves the right to cancel or suspend voting at any time.

4. Each phone vote costs 15p from a BT landline. Other networks may vary. Calls from mobiles will be considerably higher.

Telephone charges - for indicative purposes only

Voting tariff

ppc = pence per call

This table is provided for indicative purposes only. Information provided by mobile network operators (November 2009). For up-to-date information it is always advisable to check directly with your network operator.

5. Voters must obtain permission from the bill payer before voting.

6. Make sure you carefully dial only the number of the person you wish to vote for.

7. The BBC reserves the right to disqualify votes if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent voting has occurred or if it considers there has been any deliberate attempt to manipulate the result. The BBC can only guarantee that votes individually entered directly through the telephone numbers promoted on the show will count.

8. There are a number of contingencies which could occur. These may include the decision reverting to a back-up panel formed by people from the sports sector, in the event of problems with the phone vote or a tie. Any such contingencies will be announced as and if they are implemented.

9. For the purposes of verifying any claim for refunds (where offered) or investigating possible voting irregularities, the BBC may need to request the network operator to disclose the telephone number that you are voting from. Please note that this will still be required where you have originally opted not to disclose your telephone number (caller's line identification barring). If you do not agree to this, you should not vote.

Where such investigations are required, the BBC will only ever use your telephone number for the purposes of processing refunds or investigating possible voting irregularities and will not publish or provide it to anyone without permission, except where required for enforcement of these terms. You can read more about the BBC Privacy Policy here .

10. The BBC, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for: (i) any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any telephone network or line, system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any vote being lost or not properly registered or recorded; and (ii) any of the nominee withdrawing from the event or refusing to accept the award for any reason.

Please note that you cannot vote by email, red button, text or via this website.

11. The voting in this programme accords with the BBC's Code of Conduct for Competitions and Voting, details of which can be found on the BBC's Standards and Guidelines website. .

12. Please note that if you are directly connected in any way with the production of the programme or the provision of telephony services to the programme you are not eligible to vote.



see also
Profile: Becky Brewerton
30 Nov 09 |  Wales
Profile: Nathan Cleverly
30 Nov 09 |  Wales
Profile: Ryan Giggs
30 Nov 09 |  Wales
Profile: Louise Rickard
30 Nov 09 |  Wales
Profile: Jamie Roberts
30 Nov 09 |  Wales
Profile: Geraint Thomas
30 Nov 09 |  Wales
BBC Wales Sports Personality 2008
07 Dec 08 |  Wales
BBC Sport Wales coverage
03 Oct 11 |  Wales


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