The 4th Annual British Ethnic Diversity Sport Awards 2018
The British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSA) established by Sporting Equals in 2015, to celebrate sporting excellence within Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and help inspire the next generation.
The BEDSAs are designed to recognise and celebrate the contributions made by BAME communities. The Awards will help drive change in the sport sector where more role models from more communities are required to decrease under representation in the sport sector from grassroots sport to elite athletes. The recognition of hard work and dedication stimulates interest and unearths talent on and off the field of play.
Nominations for BEDSA 2018 can be made by visiting: www.bedsa.co.uk
11th Dec – Nominations Open
22nd Jan – Nominations close
25th Jan – Shortlisting Panel meet
29th Jan(w/c) – Finalists Announced/Voting opens
21st Feb – Judges meet at UK Sport Offices
15th March – Voting closes
24th March – BEDSA Night
Young Sports Person of the Year
Unsung Hero Award
Coach of the Year
Inspirational Performance of the Year
Community Sports Project of the Year
Connecting Communities Award
Sportswoman of the Year
Sportsman of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
Previous winners include:
Young Sports Person of the Year - Tin Tin Ho (2015) Easah Suliman(2016) Alice Tai (2017)
Coach of the Year - Chris Powell (2015) Siva Ramasamy (2016) Chris Hughton
Sportswoman - Becky Downie (2015) Jess Ennis-Hill (2016) Kadeena Cox (2017)
Sportsman - Moeen Ali (2015) Lewis Hamilton (2016) Mo Farah (2017)
Lifetime Achievement winners - Denise Lewis, Frank Bruno, Jason Robinson.
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BEDSA 2019 WINNERS
Congratulations to all of our BEDSA 2019 Winners ' A Dazzling Night'
CALL TO ACTION (BASPA)
A 'Call to Action' following the British Asians in Sport and Physical Activity (BASPA) Summit which took place on the 23rd November 2019 in Birmingham. The insight gained from the workshops have been developed into a series of recommendations against the four key themes of elite level sport, coaching, workforce and inactivity.
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BEDSA 2019 Awards Finalists
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Sign Up to the Sporting Equals Charter
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