People make sport happen in Merseyside, from volunteers and coaches to competitors and supporters. In England an average of 6%* of adults volunteer (*Active People Survey 7) and without these people, our network of amateur sports clubs could not exist. We celebrate the success of sport in Merseyside annually at the Merseyside Sporting Champions Dinner and reward our young sports person, volunteer, young volunteer, club, coach and lifetime achiever of the year. In 2013 we introduced 3 new awards for national governing body, school and community sports project of the year.