Sponsored by Lycamobile, the world’s largest mobile virtual network operator, the Awards are leading the way in recognising and celebrating sporting excellence within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.
Sir Lenny Henry, commenting on his role in this year’s awards, said:
“It’s an absolute honour to be hosting the 2017 BEDSA awards in what has been an amazing sporting year. I’m looking forward to hosting an event that rewards the achievements of elite athletes, coaches, administrators, community volunteers and other inspirational people!”
Arun Kang, Sporting Equals CEO said
“Sporting Equals are delighted that Sir Lenny Henry has agreed to host our third annual awards. This demonstrates the success and popularity of the awards ceremony which celebrates the achievement in sport of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities and will help inspire a nation to get active. We look forward to receiving nominations from grass roots heroes.”
Allirajah Subaskaran, Chairman of Lycamobile said:
“We are honoured to support the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards, celebrating the impressive contribution of sportsmen and women across Britain’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. In recognising those who are making a positive contribution to sport at both a national and grass roots level, these awards help to drive change and inspire the next generation towards sporting excellence.”
The nominations for the 2017 awards are now open.