We Empower Inspire Develop Women Through Sport

Muslimah Sports Association aims to offer women a safe and positive environment to participate in a number of different sports without compromising their religious or cultural beliefs.

Our Background

Established in 2014. Grown organically gaining charity status in 2019, MSA now offers over 15 sports a week including; Badminton, Basketball, Netball, Karate, Football and Tennis.

Our Mission

To provide an outlet for like-minded women and create a place where women are free to participate in sports without compromising their religious or cultural beliefs.

Why Us

We work with key stakeholders and continue to challenge National Governing Bodies to ensure opportunities for BAME participation at an elite standard. This is high on the agenda across all sports.


Meet the MSA Team

Meet the team members who make it all happen at Muslimah Sports Association.

Yashmin Harun BEM Founder & Chair Yashmin has been in International Banking for nearly 20 years. She has always had a passion for sports She was captain of the Athletics, Hockey, Rounders, Netball and Football Teams. Yashmin is part of the Asian Females in Football Working Party Group with the FA and British Asians in Sports and Physical Activity with Sporting Equals. Yashmin has been key in promoting Muslim women to get active and success has seen increasingly high numbers of participants. In 2020, Yashmin was named in the Queen’s New Year Honours List and awarded a BEM for Increasing BAME Female Representation in Sports.
Hafiza Patel Trustee Hafiza, a board member since incorporation, specialises in Planning and the Strategic development of MSA. Her love of sports, understanding of the benefits it provides physically and mentally inspired her to help set up MSA. Her dedication strengthened when she saw first-hand the impact it had on lives and at a personal level saw how it helped her sister who was recovering from cancer. Away from MSA, she works as an Assistant Finance Director in the HE sector and is a Global Visiting Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, she is also on the Inclusion Advisory Board for Essex FA.
Reha Ullah Trustee Reha is currently a teacher where she is head of P.E and has a legal background. Reha joined MSA as a trustee in 2016. She went onto become a coach for Football, Fencing and an activator for Tennis and Badminton. Shortly after she become the co-ordinator for East London British Fencing. She was also our first manager to enter a team in a womens football league and leads on charity tournaments. She is a qualified solicitor and is the legal secretary at MSA. She works part-time at a private faith school and is a key speaker in our Positive Minds workshops.
Salma Islam Quaium Office Manager Salma has a background in science, having left university with a degree in Molecular Biology with Forensic Science she went on to become a qualified science teacher. When Salma isn’t teaching or looking through a microscope she loves to keep active by cycling, running and doing yoga. Through her love of keeping fit, Salma discovered the MSA and as a result became an active member of the association. She strongly believes in the objectives of the MSA and feels that it is extremely important for Muslim and BAME women to be active and take part in sports and look after their wellbeing.