Unsung Sports Personality of the Year Hero Tell us about your local heroes


Nominations are now open for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero award.

Sign up volunteers who improve your community through sports The unknown hero or The silent hero – or email [email protected]

You can also download the registration form English or to Welsh and send it to us. Email entries must have a form attached to the email, not just the text of the email.

All entries must be received by Sunday 30 October 2022, 23:59 BST.

In a landmark year for sport, we’re celebrating the best volunteers in sport, whose work is making a real difference.

For 20 years, volunteers have walked the red carpet with sports VIPs as guests of honor at the Sports Personality of the Year event.

Previous winners have taken the platform and grown their club networks to support more local people, made national media appearances, joined Olympic legacy committees, worked closely with government mental health initiatives and consulted on Home Office projects to support young people at risk.

Community sports make a difference, and Unsung Hero helps our winners do even more.

How do I name it?

It’s easy: tell us, in writing or on film, why your nominee deserves to be our Unsung Sports Personality of the Year.

Nominees must be 16 years of age or older, and you must be 18 or older to nominate, or have the consent of a significant other over 18.

Head Unsung Hero Award page to make your nomination. Welsh entries can be made via The silent hero

You can enter by email, download the form English or to Welsh entries and send them to [email protected] – email entries must appear in this form as an attachment to the email, not the body of the email.

For help, see the examples of a written and the video entry

To learn more about the award, our judging and how we handle your data, read our terms and privacy notice.

When can I join?

Enter Before Sunday 30 October 2022 23:59 BST. We cannot accept nominations after this time.

How is the award decided?

Your Unsung Heroes is judged by community sports and voluntary sector experts and the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

A shortlist of eight goes to a final panel of current and former sports stars and people involved in volunteer sports.

Winner will be notified live Sports Personality of the Year Awards, It will be at MediaCityUK in Salford on Wednesday 21st December.