UK Asian Football Championships 2019
Congratulations to Wolverhampton Azaad Sports FC – the new UKAFC 2019 Champions. They lifted the trophy after a fantastic final at Ibrox Stadium on the 22nd of September 2019.
The final score was Wolverhampton Azaad Sports FC 5 – Coppice Utd FC 2.
Open Badminton Tournament 2019
The 2019 Open Badminton Tournament took place on 16th and 23rd of June.
5K / 10K Annual Games 2019
The 2019 5k / 10k Annual Games took place on 6th July 2019. Venue was Lochinch Club, Pollok Park. The games included a 5K and 10K run as well as a Tug of War Competition, and fun games for participants of all ages. Hot tea and delicious treats were on hand to keep energy levels up. The Games are family orientated, encouraging families of all abilities to come down and participate in healthy competition!
Summer Academy 2019
Here is a link to some photos from this year’s summer academy. See you again next year! Click on the image below to view the photo gallery.
International Women’s Day Celebration 2019.
SEMSA Annual Awards (2019)
Ladies Community Badminton Championships
The SEMSA Ladies Community Badminton Championships 2019 took place on the 2nd and 3rd of February at the National Badminton Academy in Glasgow.
Winners received their awards at the SEMSA Annual Awards dinner in March.
The Scottish Ethnic Minority Sports Association is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), registered in Scotland, number SC046642 and regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).
The Scottish Ethnic Minority Sports Association (SEMSA) was established in 1990 due to the lack of provisions available to the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities of Glasgow. Since its inception SEMSA has created and provided culturally sensitive sporting opportunities to the (BME) community.
Now SEMSA has taken cognisance of the changing community dynamics and the migration of new communities to the city. As a result of both the demographic change as well as the financial pressure in the current economic climate, SEMSA has evoked a change to a more strategic and inclusive approach.
This inclusiveness allows Scotland’s new and indigenous communities to work towards creating an equal playing field for all communities at both an operational and strategic level. SEMSA recognises the need to challenge and tackle inequality, racism and discrimination in the field of sport as a core element of its work. SEMSA is one of the leading national sports organisation run by, and for BME communities in Glasgow to organise and deliver sporting activities of interest.
The organisation has established a range of programmes and initiatives such as the SASA Football Programme, coaching/capacity building programmes, badminton programmes and national football and badminton competitions. Some of the key areas SEMSA has not only been involved in but has also initiated include : UK Asian Football Championships (UKAC), Glasgow wide BME sports events, annual Summer Academies, development of a BME equalities post in Glasgow City Council, links to new communities and training programme development initiatives.
Over the years, SEMSA has helped raise awareness and funding for several charities and organisations including:
Unique Home (Punjab)
Patanjali Yog Peeth (UK) Trust
Beatson Cancer Charity
DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal