Athletes, coaches, clubs, and volunteers from ethnically diverse backgrounds who have made an impact in their communities through sport were celebrated at the inaugural Wales Ethnic Diversity Sport Awards (WEDSA) in December.
A first of its kind event in Wales, the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) launched the awards to create the opportunity for these inspiring individuals to be recognised.
The awards were the vision of Rajma Begum, the National Sports Diversity Manager at the WCVA. She said: “The WEDSA awards are a unique and impactful event recognising the outstanding achievements of athletes, coaches, clubs, community groups and contributors from ethnically diverse backgrounds, who have made remarkable strides in the sporting sector in Wales.
“The awards serve as a platform that casts a luminous spotlight on these individuals and community groups, allowing them to radiate as inspirational figures and role models within their respective communities.”
Here, we put the spotlight on two of those winners who are at very different stages in their journeys - Steve Khaireh and Eleeza Khan.