One current and two former LFE Apprentices are in the mix to win a prize at the British Asian Sports Awards which are to be held this Saturday at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Current Apprentice Raajan Gill (Leicester City) has been nominated for the ‘Telesky Shopping Young Sports Personality of the Year’ (Male U18s) award while Danny Tanveer Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) and Krishnan Patel (Bury) are vying for the ‘Tickets to India Most Up and Coming Sports Personality of the Year’.
The young football trio are amongst 21 individuals nominated across seven categories who have been shortlisted by a world-famous judging panel, including former England cricketer Mark Ramprakash, Olympic Gold medallist, Denise Lewis (OBE), Lorraine Deschamps of Sporting Equals, Sports journalist Mihir Bose, this year’s latest addition BBC’s Football League Show presenter, Manish Bhasin, and Executive Vice-President – International Business for Sony Entertainment Network, Neeraj Arora.
Goalkeeper Gill, a member of the Leicester Youth team who were undefeated in the League last season will face competition for the honour in the form of Golfer Pavan Sagoo and Leicestershire and England Youth Cricketer Shivsinh Thakor.
Meanwhile Wolves centre-back Tanveer Batth will go head to head with Bury midfielder Patel for the ‘Most Up and Coming Sports Personality of the Year’ award but the pair will need to beat off the challenge of Martial Arts Champion Ferrari Faqiri for a footballer to prevail.
Previous Nominees British Asian Sports Awards have included World Champion Boxer Amir Khan and former England one-day cricket player Vikram Solanki.