And The Winners Are

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Lycamobile – Sportsman of the Year

Lewis Hamilton MBE

3x Times F1 World Champion

Lewis Hamilton commented: “I am proud to have won this award alongside a great group of athletes and I am also very thankful to Sporting Equals for all the work they are doing to recognise and reward sporting excellence within disadvantaged communities.”

SELeaderboard – Sportswoman of the Year

Jessica Ennis-Hill CBE

World and Olympic Gold Medallist

Jess Ennis-Hill said: “I am very honoured to have won the SE Leaderboard Sportswoman of the Year. It is always good to feel that what I do as an athlete can in some way influence others to get involved in sport.  Sport has played a great part in shaping who I am and has taught me a lot about coping with life’s ups and downs, but above all it has given me some amazing opportunities”.

Sporting Equals Lifetime Achievement

Frank Bruno MBE

Former WBC World Heavyweight Champion

Frank Bruno said, “It’s very flattering and a terrific honour to be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. I’m excited to be able to be part of the Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards. It should be a great evening for boxing with James DeGale and Anthony Joshua both nominated for other awards.”

Youth Sport Trust – Young Sports Person of the Year

Easah Suliman

England U17 Captain and Aston Villa Football Club

Easah Suliman said, “It’s very flattering and a terrific honour to have won the the Youth Sport Trust Young Sports Person of the Year Award. I’m excited to be able to be part of the Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards.”

Professional Footballers Association – Coach of the Year

Sivakumar Ramasamy

Tae Kwon Do

Sport England – Community Sports Project

Swim Dem Crew

London based community swimming group

 

Tennis Foundation – Special Recognition

Rashida Salloo

Community Tennis Coach – Yorkshire

 

UK Sport – Inspirational Performance

Rachel Choong

3 Gold Para- Badminton Medals

 

University of Leicester – Special Recognition

Paul Elliott CBE

Former Footballer and FA Council Member

 

Jaguar – Unsung Hero

Raza Sadiq

Active Life Club Glasgow