DICE and the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards 2016

The DICE unit will be special guests at the SECOND annual Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSAs) on 6 February.

DICE will be hosting people involved in community sport in Leicester.  Organised by Sporting Equals, the BEDSAs awards are designed to recognise and celebrate the contribution of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. The Awards aims to create a positive impact towards the sport sector, where more role models from diverse communities in various sports are a priority to increase participation.

Some of the coveted awards, such as the Sportsman of the Year award, feature nominees including Lewis Hamilton, James DeGale and Adil Rashid. The nominees for Sportswoman of the Year award include Ennis-Hill, Rachel Choong, and Eniola Aluko.

The University of Leicester will also sponsor the Special Recognition award as part of their long-standing commitment to equality and diversity in all areas including community engagement and our academic research.

Other categories include Young Sportsperson of the Year, Unsung Hero of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Inspirational Performance of the Year. A special Lifetime Achievement award will also be presented at the BEDSAs. This prestigious award recognises a top-class athlete involved in extraordinary social responsibility work for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups through sport.

The ceremony, which will take place on 6 February 2016 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, will be attended by up to 800 guests, who are passionate about sport. They will be drawn from major corporate organisations, sports bodies, grassroots sports organisations and communities. This event will also be feature on Sky Sports.