Summer Academy

SEMSA Summer Academy

Summer Sports Day June 17 2023

SEMSA in partnership with Punjabi School(Gurdwara Guru Granth Sahib Sikh Sabha – Albert Drive, Glasgow) with volunteers from police cadets and air corps. Event held in the gurduwara grounds.

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 Summer Sports Day June 4th 2023

 SEMSA in partnership with Punjabi Academy (Central Gurdwara) & Glasgow Life. Event held on 4th June 2023 at Kelvin Hall

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International Media Coverage

PTC News Article about SEMSA Sports day

SEMSA Mini Summer Academy 2021

Hello everyone. It was great to see you all at our SEMSA Summer academy event.

This year’s mini summer academy was a great success and enjoyed by all children and parents who participated. Great weather added to the overall success. Thanks to all the Committee members who were able to join us & your contributions. Thanks to Cricket Scotland, they made huge contributions to our event – thanks Rajani for inviting them. Mridula ji, what can I say about the freshly made Pakoras, chutneys and masala chai, fantastic 🙏 Birthday celebration was the icing on the cake!
Photos from the event can be found on the link below…

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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

Summer Academy 2019 Photos Link

Summer Academy 2018

A few photos from the Summer Academy 2018 – please click on the link below:

SEMSA Summer Academy 2018 Photos 

There was a variety of fun sports events, educational workshops and demonstrations organised for the children. 2018 included events and workshops delivered by The Royal Navy, British Transport Police, and Fire Services. There was also an oral health workshop delivered by dentists; wrestling workshop delivered by a Commonwealth medallist; Bollywood dance workshop in which children participated in dances. 

SEMSA Summer Academy 2017

Many thanks to all the participants, parents, volunteers, special guests and committee members for making this year our most successful.

It’s going to be tough to top it next year!

Link to event photos from the Summer Academy below.

SEMSA Summer Academy 2017 Photos

The aim of the SEMSA Summer Academy is to provide sporting opportunities for young BAME people aged 5-16, that feel excluded from mainstream provision. As SEMSA is a voluntary organisation, support from organisations such as GCC and Strathclyde Police are vital to its success

SEMSA works to ensure a diverse sports programme is offered, which enables young people to get involved in sports they might not normally engage in. 
Over the years, programmes have included: cricket, football, hockey, rugby and tennis.

Not only is SEMSA successful in engaging many young people within sport but is also able to:
● provide a safe environment free of judgement;
● combat isolation;
● create the opportunity for integration to other services;
● improve communication skills and social interaction skills;
● encourage personal and social development of the young people;
● have fun!

SEMSA has been working towards building on the success of its Summer Academies by developing a year long programme. A large number of young people between the ages of 5-15 attend the summer programmes and from this we are working to create a pathway programme from the Summer Academies. Recent roadshows have included special guests from the Royal Navy, British Transport Police and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

The success of any sport lies in its ability to develop its youth, being able to intervene at a young age and develop its potential. This need is stronger than ever in the BME communities in Scotland giving these young people a sense of belonging and direction.