<2>Nitin Ganatra opens voting for the First-Ever British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards
Nitin Ganatra, also known as, Masood from Eastenders will be hosting the first-ever black and ethnic minority sports awards with voting opening on Monday 26th January.
“It gives me great pleasure to open the voting for the first ever black and minority ethnic sports awards, known as the Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards or BEDSAs. Sport plays an incredibly important part in our national life and I was honoured when the BEDSA organisers approached me to host the awards at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Saturday 21st February 2015.
Many black and minority ethnic stars have now become household names thanks to events like the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Who can forget Nicola Adams winning a Gold medal at Glasgow Commonwealth Games or Adam Gemili coming second in the 100m final? But the BEDSAs are not just about celebrating elite sporting achievement. They are also about recognising participation at a grass roots level and the people who behind the scenes have made it possible for sports stars to compete at the highest level.
“There are 10 categories in the awards from Young Sports Person of the Year to Lifetime Achievement and we would welcome votes in each of them.
So please go to www.bedsa.co.uk to find out more about each nominee. I look forward to announcing the winners at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Saturday 21st February 2015″.