British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards 2018

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:

BEDSA Timetable:

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


Award Categories: 

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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