The Blair Project has been approved as an official partner of BBC Get Inspired - BBC Sports nationwide initiative to inspire the public to try new sports and activities. Get inspired: american football - bbc sport, Fast answers; why get into american football? BBC Sport Get Inspired All Sport All Sport My Sport Olympic Games Home Football Formula 1 Cricket Rugby U Rugby L Tennis Golf Athletics BBC Sport Home Football Formula 1 Cricket Rugby Union Rugby League Tennis Golf Athletics Olympic Games My Sport A-Z Sports American Football Athletics Basketball Boxing Cricket Cycling Darts Disability Sport Football Formula 1 Gymnastics Gaelic Games Get Inspired Golf Horse Racing Motorsport Olympic Sports Rugby League Rugby Union Snooker Swimming Tennis Winter Sports Full Sports A-Z Events Euro 2016 Rio 2016 Around the UK England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland Programmes Match of the Day 5 Live Sport Sports Personality Sport on the BBC All Programmes Get Inspired England & FA People's Cup Scotland Wales N. Flag football is the non-contact version of the game, where tackles are made by pulling off a flag which is worn by all players. Women have been playing Flag football in Britain for a number of years but now both the full contact and flag versions of the game are available to play. Coaching is one of the most important factors in developing, sustaining and increasing participation across the sport. The Unsung Hero award honours individuals from the world of grassroots sport and recognises those who, on a voluntary basis, go the extra mile contributing to sport in their local community. Damien Lindsay set up football coaching for children in the St James area of west Belfast in an attempt to give young people an outlet to keep them occupied.


Nominations for this year’s awards were received through nomination forms available online and via telephone. Panels meet in each of the BBC's 12 English Regions and in BBC Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, picking one winner from each area. Running since 2003, the award recognises those who have made a difference to their local community through sport. As partners, all our events and activities will now be promoted to the millions of BBC audiences. Ireland BodyPositive England & FA People's Cup Scotland Wales N.
Despite the lack of proper football training facilities, Damien started up training sessions in the local park to encourage local youths into sport and keep them out of trouble. The overall winner will be announced during the BBC Sports Personality of The Year Awards, which will be held in Belfast on Sunday 20 December.
Sometimes one person gets picked out but I could pick you 10 unsung heroes out of everybody in St James’s.


The Unsung Hero Award aims to place the work of people like Damien firmly in the spotlight, demonstrating the valuable work they carry out encouraging people across the UK to take up sport. The overall winner will be selected from those 15 and will be announced during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year programme in December.
Nominees could be people who, on a voluntary basis, prepare facilities, roll the pitch, coach the juniors, run local sports leagues or work behind the scenes so that sport can be played and enjoyed by people throughout the UK. Find your local American Football opportunities by on the British American Football Association website.



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