Keighley boxer up for Asian award

Keighley’s Ambreen Sadiq has made a shortlist of three for a British Asian Sports Award.

The Eastburn Amateur Boxing Club member has been selected by judges for the female junior sports personality of the year.

Sadiq was crowned Amateur Boxing Association schoolgirls’ national champion last June, aged 15.

Her nomination means she is invited to the glamorous awards ceremony on Saturday, February 6 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, when she will have the chance to rub shoulders with industry leaders, sporting celebrities and a host of VIPs. Sadiq (pictured), who was thought to be the only Muslim girl taking part in ABA competitions in the country, is up against Farzana Ali and Riana Devi Soo-badoo for the award, with the public being asked to vote for the winner.

Thrilled coach Naz Jalil said: “For someone from Keighley to be selected for this award is fantastic.

“We were contacted to see if we would put Ambreen forward initially. That was great in itself but for her then to be picked in the final three is a real honour.

“We just hope people will now support her by voting for her.”

Bradford’s Yorkshire and England cricketer Adil Rashid has been shortlisted for the Most Up and Coming Personality of the Year, while Bradford-based Jasbir Athwal, founder of the Asian Golf Society, is in the running for the Community Business in Sport Award.

  • If you wish to vote for Ambreen, call 09050260306 or SMS 84555 with the short code BASA 306. For terms and conditions, see the competition website www.basauk.tv/. Voting closes on February 4.
Source: http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/sport/4849157.Keighley_boxer_up_for_Asian_award/