Annual Awards

SEMSA Annual Awards 2020 are coming soon!

The Scottish Ethnic Minority Sports Awards are designed to recognise 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 recognise 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.

SEMSA Annual Awards 2019

The 2019 SEMSA awards took place on the 15th of March at the Lorne Hotel and were hosted by Kash Taank, with speeaches from Dilawer Singh MBE (SEMSA president), Cllr David McDonald, Cllr Frank McAveety, Arun Kang.

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Dance group, Jhankar Beats entertained guests with some delightful performances.

Awards were presented as follows:

Community Coach of the year
Issac Umeed

Community Young Sports Person of the year
Abtaha Maqsood

Community Young Sports Person of the year Female
Pranavi Singh

Community Project of the year
Minority Youth Foundation

Female entrepreneur of the year
Aarti Poddar

Male entrepreneur of the year
Cook & Indy

Volunteer of the year
Hardev Gosal

Unsung hero of the year
Shaukat Sultan

Services to Community
Minaxi Champaneri

Community Sports Person of the year
Sannah Hussain

Special recognition Award
Steven Purcel

Lifetime achievement awards was to
Bridget McConnell

The winners of the Ladies Community Badminton Championship were also announced at the awards ceremony. More details can be found on the SEMSA website Badminton sub-menu.