SEMSA (Scottish Ethnic Minority Sports Association)
The dates for the UK Asian Football Championships 2017 have been announced - 1st, 2nd and 3rd of September. More details shall be published as they are announced.
After the success of the Badminton Open Tournament earlier this year, the SEMSA Committee have decided to hold a Ladies Badminton Tournament this summer.
Please see poster for more details. Register on the day of the tournament.
The SEMSA Summer Academy has now ended for another year.
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 and also on the Summer Academy menu tab.
SEMSA 5K / 10K Fun Run and Games took place on the 9th of July. Photos can be viewed on the Annual Games menu tab.
Week 1 of the Summer Academy has come to an end. A wide variety of activities from Yoga to Badminton, visits from The Royal Navy and Fire & Rescue Service as well as and a Dentistry Roadshow.
UK Asian Football Champtionship 2016-2017
Congratulations to both teams on a very exciting final! Well done to the new Champions - Singh Sabha Slough!
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
Receipt of donation received by Unique Home (Punjab) in 2017: