Join In - Let's celebrate the unsung heroes

Does sports volunteering keep you young at heart? We think so – and so does David Finney, the coach and founder of Bridge Swimming Club in Redbridge.

At 83 years young, David has just been named Unsung Hero for the West Midlands by BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) – and we think he's a true inspiration.
Watch David in action >>

(To meet all the other Unsung Heroes, head to the BBC Get Inspired website.)

A #BigThankYou to every sports volunteer

If you help out at a local sports or recreation club, you can join David and the SPOTY celebrations during the #BigThankYou weekend on 17-18 December:

One great way to be part of the action is to share our #BigThankYou toolkit with your club or group.

Featuring free customisable certificates and other digital goodies, it's a brilliant way for them to thank their volunteers (including you!) and be part of the big weekend. Check out the toolkit below – and pass it on.

Explore the Big Thankyou Toolkit

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