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!
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