NEWS: UNSUNG HERO 2014 WINNER ANNOUNCED
Bill Marlow has won the BBC Wales Sports Unsung Hero 2014 this year for his work with Mid Wales Orienteering Club.
Bill, a former teacher living in Newtown, has been involved with the club for 24 years. His work involves all aspects of organising, promoting and planning orienteering events at club and school level.
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NEWS: WALES’ TOP SPORTS COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS OF 2014 REVEALED
The powerful personal stories of the coaches and volunteers inspiring the Welsh public to play sport have been revealed.
From new golf scholarships for children in one of the most deprived communities in the country to setting up a not-for-profit surfing organisation for young people with severe disabilities, the Wales Sport Awards finalists give a unique insight into Welsh sporting life.
The finalists will come together on December 8 at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff to recognise the very best of elite and grassroots sport in Wales.
The community coaching and volunteering finalists are (click the individual links for case studies. Photographs available on request):
Jo Coombs - Gymnastics
Darren Tudor - Cycling
Colin Jones - Boxing
Volunteer of the Year
Donna Marshall – Rugby Union - Taffs Well RFC
Trevor Dutton – Football – Rhyl
Steve Dyer – Football – Ely Valley FC
Royden Healey – Triathlon – Ruthin Tri Stars
Nicola Stroud – Golf – Gower Golf Club
Rachel Davies – Multi-Sport – RCT
Rebecca Peart – Cycling – Newport and Cardiff
Niall McGuinness – Football – Rhyl FC
Young Volunteer of the Year
Rhys Young – Athletics and Multi-Sport – Bridgend/Bridgend Athletics Club
Ieuan Coombes – Multi-Sport - Monmouthshire
Shannon Heard – Multi-Sport and Gymnastics – Bridgend/A-Z Gymnastics Club
Ben Clifford – Surfing - Swansea
Samuel Moore – Surfing and Swimming - Bridgend
Head of Sport at BBC Cymru Wales, Geoff Williams commented: