Emma Boggis

→ CEO, Sport and Recreation Alliance

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BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award paves the way for nationwide thank you

I am fortunate in my job that every week I get to hear and meet people using sport and recreation to do extraordinary things. Last week I had a super dose of this when I joined the judging panel for the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award that will be announced at the Sports Personality of the Year in Liverpool on 17 December. The panel had the task of reviewing all of the BBC Region Unsung Heroes and choosing a national winner. It sounds a bit of a cliché to say it was difficult – but it really was. A diverse range of people making a difference in their own clubs and communities but united by a sense of selflessness, sheer enjoyment and pleasure in what they do. (more…)

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Join In passes the volunteering baton onto the Sport and Recreation Alliance

Hello from Sport and Recreation Alliance

Welcome to Sport and Recreation Alliance. As we take hold of the reins, we want to highlight our plans for Join In and share what volunteering means to us.

Volunteering is at the heart of sport and recreation in this country. Just last weekend I saw this first hand, very clearly in athletics.

On Saturday morning I, like 100s of 1000s of others, took part in my local parkrun, set up and managed by friendly enthusiastic volunteers always ready with a clap and a cheer on the 5km route. Later on Saturday I had the privilege of attending the England Athletics Annual Awards and Hall of Fame evening. Whilst the room was full of many very well known athletes, past and present, it was the stories of the volunteers that stood out the most. People who had dedicated their lives – in one case more than 60 years – to their sport. (more…)