SEMSA: Women’s Community Badminton Tournament

In partnership with SEMSA (Scottish Ethnic Minority Sports Association), we are held our first Women’s Community Badminton Tournament for those aged 16+ on Saturday 3 June at The Sir Craig Reedie Badminton Centre.

There were had 34 ladies who participated in this tournament and it was a great day all round, from those picking up a racket for the first time in a while, to those competing against familiar faces from the badminton community – it was both a comfortable and supportive environment for all.

A special mention must be made to the oldest lady in the tournament, Yulian Zhai who is 77 years old and went on to win the beginner level.

sportscotland’s Community Club Coach of the Year 2022 and SEMSA Treasurer and Trustee Rajani Tyagi said: “It was a big day for women’s Badminton and sports. It being the first of its kind it was very well attended and shows how Badminton and sport can bring communities together. The day showed how women can work as a team, as well as the effort and resilience they can show when given a chance. We hope to run this as an annual event “celebrating women in badminton and sport”. Watch this space!!


The Intermediate level:

  • 1st place, Amanda Li, Jiawei Shi
  • 2nd place, Moon Mughis, Kiran Faisal
  • Join 3rd place, Abeer Ashraf and Ramsha Umair, Shammy Halder and Reena Jaiswal.

The Beginner level:

  • 1st place, Yulian Zhai, Saira Ahmad.
  • 2nd place, Rashida Tufail, Kanwal.
  • 3rd place, Lacra Sherry, Susan McAslan.

Well done to everyone involved and a huge thanks to all players, helpers and organisers Rajani Tyagi, Rita Yuan Gao Jane Russell and Nicky Waterson.


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