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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BRITISH ASIANS IN SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SUMMIT (BASPA) 2018
Breaking Boundaries City Leadership Events
Connecting Communities through Cricket, Breaking Boundaries, is a three-year project (2018 - 2021) bringing together young people, their families and communities, through regular engagement in cricket, playing, spectating and volunteering. The project will use the spark of the 2019 World Cup to make the most of crickets potential to bring different ethnic and faith communities closer together into one cricket community and foster mutual respect and friendships.
Black History Month 'COACH' Exhibition
To celebrate Black History Month, the Houses of Parliament will be host to a photographic exhibition, 'COACH', to showcase the contributions made by Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) coaches in athletics.
Sporting Equals has created a unique Leaderboard Academy in partnership with the University of Leicester, we are seeking suitable candidates to help support greater diversity within the boardrooms of sport.
Making Equals Slough
Slough Making Equals will take place on the 30th August at Slough and Eton School. The event which is supported by our Trustee Christine Ohuruogu will bring 100 young people together to help build bridges between local communities, develop skills and build a new generation of young leaders.
FA 'Bringing Opportunities to Communities' Consultation Forums 2018
Come along and have your say through the FA consultation forums which are taking place in October/November 2018