National 2023 Volunteers in Sports Awards

The Federation of Irish Sport announced yesterday the launch of the 2023 Volunteers in Sports Awards, a highly anticipated event set to recognise the unsung heroes who breathe life into sports in every corner of the county. Supported by the National Network of 29 Local Sports Partnerships these dedicated volunteers are the backbone of sporting communities, and its time to celebrate their unwavering commitment.

The 2023 awards will culminate in a spectacular in-person awards ceremony, scheduled to take place on Thursday 29th February 2024.

Nominations close Monday 18th December 2023. The nominations received will be meticulously shortlisted and thoughtfully considered by the judging panel. The prestigious event will see 32 county awards presented and one exceptional individual will be crowned with the converted Outstanding Volunteer Award.

If you feel that someone has shown outstanding hard work towards table tennis in their club and/or in their sport, please nominate them.

Nomination for the awards are now open, and you can submit your entries at the dedicated awards website:

If you do nominate someone please let us know by emailing [email protected]


13 November 2023; Olympian David Gillick, right, with Mary O’Connor, Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of Irish Sport and Graham Russell, Head of Sport at Louth Sports Partnership in attendance to launch the Volunteers in Sport Awards at the Sports Campus in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***