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SEMSA Badminton Tournament 2020 Photos

The event took place on Sunday 1st March 2020 12pm to 5pm at the Scotstoun Leisure Centre, Glasgow

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SEMSA Annual Awards 2020

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The Scottish Ethnic Minority Sports Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate the contributions made by Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities within the sporting arena. The awards will act as a stimulus to create much needed awareness of the many BAME individuals and organisations that continue to affect change to ensure sport captivates the lives of some of our least active communities. In doing so seek to reduce inequality and promote a more healthier and active nation.

The contributions made by Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities remain invaluable to the economic, social and cultural development of Scotland. This awards ceremony is designed to recognize and celebrate these significant contributions. The event will provide a platform to showcase, highlight and reward organisations and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in their respective sports, from dynamic young stars to well – established veterans.

This is your opportunity to nominate and reward the contribution evidenced in the following categories. Nominations close on Monday 20 April, 17.00hrs. Click Here To Vote

SEMSA Celebrates International Women’s Day

Many thanks to everyone who attended the event on 7th March 2020. Click on the photo below to see more photos from the event.

Ladies Community Badminton Championship

21st & 22nd March 11am-4pm at the National Badminton Academy, Glasgow

UK Asian Football Championships 2019

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Friday Playoffs

Saturday Playoffs

The Match

Post Match Dinner

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.

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! 

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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.

SEMSA Summer Academy 2019

International Women’s Day Celebration 2019.

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SEMSA Annual Awards (2019)

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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). 

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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

Meningitis Trust

DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal