Join the nation’s biggest thank you to sports volunteers

Swimming volunteers at the accreditation desk. Used for news story about #BigThankYou campaign

Today the #BigThankYou campaign launched its online toolkit to help clubs celebrate the work of their amazing volunteers.

The campaign runs from 17 – 18 December and is the country’s biggest celebration of sports volunteers.

The final celebration will take place on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year red carpet. Celebrities and athletes will surprise nominated volunteers with a phone call to say a #BigThankYou.

You and your club can be part of the activity. All you have to do it share stories, post pictures and thank your amazing volunteers using the hashtag #BigThankYou.

Volunteers are at the core of our clubs. Whether it’s a coach helping to build a young athlete’s confidence, an enthusiastic marshal motivating others as they walk to the blocks or the club chair keeping the books balanced. Join the nation’s celebration of volunteers to help say a #BigThankYou

2 ways to get involved with #BigThankYou

  1. Nominate! Do you know someone who does that little bit extra to make your sport happen? Why not nominate them to get a call from their sporting hero live from the red carpet at BBC Sports Personality of the Year?
  2. Share! In the build up to 18 December, why not celebrate the outstanding volunteers at your club? You can do this by sharing their stories, posting pictures and thanking them using #BigThankYou on social media.

Find out more information and nominate a volunteer at


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