Kare makes her mark in racing with BEDSA Award win

The British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards took place on 6 April to recognise and celebrate the contributions made by black and minority ethnic communities

Kare was named Youth Sport Trust Young Sports Person of the Year and was among other high profile sporting stars at the Sporting Equals British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSA) 2019.

The 18-year-old, who was also named the 2018 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year, set a world record in the T34 100m at the Anniversary Games, and became European champion later in the year.

Arun Kang CEO Sporting Equals and Founder of The BEDSAs commenting on a wonderful evening said:

The Sporting Equals BEDSA awards never disappoint celebrating the outstanding work of volunteers and communities to the achievements of World class performers like Raheem Sterling and Ama Agbeze. Sporting Equals as a national charity, has ensured these awards are key date in the sporting calendar and important in terms of not only showcasing the excellent work and talent among diverse communities but also highlighting that there is much work still to do to tackle inequalities and under-representation in some areas of sport.

Raheem Sterling and Ama Agbeze were some of the big winners at the glittering awards hosted by Nish Kumar, at Hilton London Heathrow, Terminal 5. Raheem Sterling was named The City Livery Club Sportsman of the Year at the coveted Sporting Equals BEDSAs. 2018 was an exceptional year for Raheem after scoring 23 goals in all competitions for Manchester City, winning the Premier League title and the English League Cup. 

Ama Agbeze who also picked up her first BEDSA award, winning The Royal Navy Sportswoman of the Year award, captaining the England Netball Team to a historic Gold at Commonwealth Games 2018. Having played in Australia, New Zealand and England, and across five positions on the court’. The experienced defender currently plays for the Vitality Netball Superleague team London Pulse,

The complete list of winners at the 2019 BEDSAs was as follows:

Youth Sport Trust Young Sportsperson of the Year - Kare Adenegan

The British Army Unsung Champion - Harmander Singh

England Athletics Coach of the Year - Haj Bhania

UK Sport Inspirational Performance of the Year - Ranvir Singh

Sport England Community Sports Project of the Year -  GirlDreamer: Boarders without Borders

Spirit of 2012 Connecting Communities Award -  Unity Gym

The LTA Community Project of the Year - British Muslim Heritage Centre

England Wales Cricket Board Special Recognition Award  - National Asian Cricket Council  

The Royal Navy Sports Woman of the Year Award - Ama Agbeze

The City Livery Club Sportsman of the Year Award - Raheem Sterling

The FA Special Recognition Award - Kulwinder Singh Johal

Sporting Equals Lifetime Achievement Award - Brendon Batson OBE

Sky Media Leadership in Sport Award - Nigel Walker

The BEDSAs is supported by Sport England, UK Sport, The Football Association, The City Livery Club, LTA Tennis for Britain, Youth Sport Trust, England Athletics, The England and Wales Cricket Board, The Royal Navy, Sky Media, The British Army, and Spirit of 2012.

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