Volunteer of the Year

Celebrating the work of volunteers that support grassroots sport across the capital with their knowledge, passion and skills


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Our only individual accolade at the London Sport Awards, Volunteer of the Year celebrates those that support grassroots sport with their knowledge, passion and skills, giving their time freely for the benefit of tens of thousands of people.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of grassroots sport. For so many people, regular activity simply wouldn’t be possible without the work of volunteers – the army of coaches, administrators, officials, fundraisers and supporters that mobilises every single week across the capital.

The Volunteer of the Year Award celebrates those people that support grassroots sport with their knowledge, passion and skills, giving their time freely for the benefit of tens of thousands of people in every Borough and across all corners of the capital.

Nomination Criteria

The Volunteer of the Year Award celebrates the role of volunteers in supporting grassroots physical activity and sport in the capital.

Nominees for Volunteer of the Year should demonstrate:

  1. An exceptional commitment to grassroots sport in London
  2. A track-record of making a real difference to physical activity and sport through their own effort
  3. An impact on people, or on a particular project(s), through their own dedication and expertise

Frequently asked questions


Let’s take a look back at last year’s winner…

Adrian Klemens, Volunteer of the Year 2018 winner
“I felt very honoured and humbled that my fellow coach nominated me for the Award. Personally, the win is just as important for me as it is for my family and my fellow coaches. To see the work, I put in get recognised, it gives everyone a life for all the effort and challenges we face.

Nominations for the London Sport Awards 2019 have now closed.


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