Ramasamy up for coach of the year
PUBLISHED: 14:16 19 January 2016 | UPDATED: 14:16 19 January 2016
Taekwondo coach nominated at British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards
Taekwondo coach Siva Ramasamy could be in line to start 2015 in fine style after being nominated for coach of the year at the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSA).
Ramasamy, who coaches at the Gurumu Taekwondo club, has been recognised for his achievements of working with and managing a team of seven other coaches while nurturing the talent of nearly 200 youngsters.
Coaching since the age of 17, Ramasamy has seen the club grow and helped them evolve into one of only five in the country to have been awarded GB Taekwondo’s prestigious ‘Talent Club’ status.
Gurumu currently has eight athletes in the GB Taekwondo Talent Pathway programme, of which two athletes represent the GB Cadets and six athletes represent the GB Juniors.
Ramasamy himself joined GB Taekwondo’s Talent Development Pathway Programme in 2011 went it was first introduced and now works as a coach within the programme.
The taekwondo coach has a proven track record of producing some of the country’s best young talents who have gone on to win G class international, European and World medals.
And Ramasamy is understandably delighted that his achievements over the past 12 months have been rewarded with the nomination for BEDSA coach of the year.
“I am extremely honoured to be shortlisted. It is certainly a great recognition and I am extremely humbled by it,” said Ramasamy.
“The last two years have been an exciting journey in terms of my personal coaching development and the knowledge and experience that I have gained. I must take this opportunity to thank my incredible team at Gurumu both coaches and athletes for their unconditional support and trust in me.
“I must also thank both GB Taekwondo and British Taekwondo for giving me the opportunity to work on some really exciting projects over the years and supporting my development and finally all the coaches and athletes that I have worked with within the wider Taekwondo community.
“I feel very excited to attend the awards evening and to represent our sport during this exciting year of the Olympic Games in Rio.”
To vote for Ramsamy to win the coach of the year award, visit http://bedsa.co.uk/vote-2016/ where you can select Sivakumar Ramasamy under the ‘The Professional Footballers Association Coach of the Year’ category.
Once you have voted, you will receive a email with a link that you need to click on to confirm your vote.
Alternatively, you can call 0871 204 0243, selecting option 2.
The closing date for votes is January 25 with the ceremony on February 6 at the Grosvenor House Hotel.