Saracens - Itoje wins 2018 BEDSA sportsman of the year

Mar 26, 2018

Itoje wins 2018 BEDSA sportsman of the year

Maro Itoje was named sportsman of the year the 2018 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards.

Fresh from scoring in Saracens’ 24-11 win over Harlequins at London Stadium, the England forward headed to the awards ceremony in London to pick up the prestigious accolade.

The awards are organised by the group Sporting Equals and are designed to celebrate ethnic diversity in professional and lower-level sport. They also celebrate community groups and volunteers in sport.

Itoje has become one of the stars of English rugby, playing a key part in Sarries success.

The 23-year-old also played a vital role for the British & Irish Lions in New Zealand last summer, featuring in all three Test matches.

Congratulations, Maro, from everyone at Saracens!

BEDSA winners

The Royal Navy Sports Woman of the Year Award - Ellie Downie

Sporting Equals Sportsman of the Year Award - Maro Itoje

Youth Sport Trust Young Sportsperson of the Year - Marcus Smith

UK Sport Inspirational Performance of the Year - Kadeena Cox

The British Army Unsung Hero Award - Tarsem Singh Cheema

England Athletics Coach of the Year - Christian Malcolm

Sport England Community Sports Project of the Year - Singh Sabha Slough

Spirit of 2012 Connecting Communities Award - Manchester Womens Sports Programmes

Tennis Foundation Serves Community Tennis Project - Sikh Welfare Awareness Team

England Wales Cricket Board Special Recognition Award - Essex Cricket in the Community

RFU Special Recognition Award - Harborne RFC and Joseph Chamberlain College

Jaguar Lifetime Achievement Award - Permi Jhooti

FA Special Recognition Award - Cyrille Regis



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