Michael has congratulated Bert Beaumont, Head Coach of the Darfield Dunkers basketball team, on his nomination for a regional BBC Sports Unsung Hero Award. These annual awards form part of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony and are given to the person who has made a substantive yet unrecognised contribution to sport. Winners from each region go forward to compete for the overall award to be presented live at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show which this year comes from Glasgow. Bert has dedicated himself over the years to coaching and promoting youth basketball in Barnsley and the success of the team, based at Netherwood ALC in Darfield, shows evidence of that drive and determination.
Commenting, Michael said: “Bert’s dedication and commitment to Barnsley basketball is very impressive, and his Unsung Hero award is a deserved recognition of that commitment.”