SEMSA would whole-heartedly like to congratulate the Scottish National Men’s Football team in their historic and thrilling victory over Serbia. After a 23 year wait, its time for Scotland to shine once more in major tournaments. Well done to all the players, management, and support staff.
SEMSA strives to promote sports such as football, badminton, and running especially among the BAME community. We hope that Scotland’s victory will be a catalyst and spark that desire amongst minority ethnic football players. We are hopeful that in the near future we will see BAME players join our national team and emulating the success of Scotland’s current squad.
No Scotland, No Party!
SEMSA Free Virtual Group Fun Run
SEMSA would normally be organising events getting people together to participate in sporting activities. Under the current circumstances, due to this Corona Virus we are not in a position to do that. SEMSA Committee want to continue to serve its members to participate in some form of exercise and to promote a healthy lifestyle.
With this in mind, we are asking you as an individuals or couples to walk, jog, or run in your local areas, i.e. parks or other open spaces or even on open footpaths.
Rather than choosing particular time and date, we encourage you to pick your own suitable time, taking into account the weather.
We are asking you to take part over the weekend starting from Friday the 2nd October to Sunday the 4th. October. Please encourage your friends and family members to either walk, jog or run and let us know, how many KM you have managed to complete.
For any further information please contact
Mohammed Asif on 07891190503
JAS Jassal on 07796406496
Dilawer Singh MBE 07974964084
Ladies Cricket 2020
Our first ever soft ball outdoors ladies cricket tournament organised between SEMSA and EKCC on EKCC (East Kilbride cricket club) grounds. We played two games and the final result was 1-1 . A great game of cricket between two amateur teams held on beautiful sunny Saturday. A big thank you to the EKCC team for hosting us .
SEMSA Badminton Tournament 2020 Photos
The event took place on Sunday 1st March 2020 12pm to 5pm at the Scotstoun Leisure Centre, Glasgow
Click on the link below to see tournament photos.
SEMSA Annual Awards 2020
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
Photos now available, please click on the links below:
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!
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)
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