Birmingham Youth Sports Academy (BYSA) have achieved the most prestigious award for its organisation namely the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for voluntary organisations, it is what an MBE would be to a private individual. Mr Anwar Khattak BEM the founder of the BYSA was awarded The British Empire Medal for services to community sports in 2014 and now the entire BYSA team of volunteers have been recognised. The voluntary organisation has been servicing the local community for the past 16 year’s, to date this is their biggest achievement BYSA has achieved.

The Award not only gives the organisation recognition but it is a well-deserved award to be acknowledeged for the hard work that the volunteers do on a daily basis on and off the field. A lot go into putting an organisation together and setting the goals/targets high for it to succeed in what it wants to deliver. The BYSA will be attend a Queen’s garden party and a ceremony in Birmingham is planned later on in the year to celebrate this brilliant news for the BYSA.

Over the years the BYSA has grown and continues to go from strength to strength delivering outstanding work to the children of the community. The Volunteers at the BYSA are all role models and offer their time on a voluntary basis, aswell as being in a full time jobs and have families but this is the perfect award for any individual or organisation to celebrate their hard work.

Anwar Khattak BEM said: “What an amazing Achievement for the BYSA and mainly for its volunteers, I can say they will be honoured and speechless for being recognised for their hard work over the years, the BYSA volunteers that have come on board over the years have had one goal which is “giving something back to the community” and non other than the BYSA has done that in the Birmingham area of Small Heath and to its wider surrounding areas. Im sure on behalf of everyone at the BYSA I would like to thank everyone who has been with us from 2002 to volunteers, sponsors, ambassadors, members and parents this Award is for you too – may the hard work and support continue”.

The BYSA volunteer team includes the following individuals, Anwar Khattak BEM, Majid Salim, Amer Awan, Zaheer Afzal, Dr Rab Khan, Riaz Ul-Haq Khan, Omar Shireen, Mohammed Zahir, Shakeel Hussain, Adil Mahmood, Omar Quelch, Bakthyar Hussain, Azar Ayoub, Abid Salim, Waheed Ayoob, Makmoor Khan, Amina Begum, Ummanaz Ali, Hassan, Iqbal Khattak, Mohammed Daddaboy.

If you like to know more about BYSA please follow us on social media: Facebook, webpage: and view our Youtube Videos. All help and support is required if you like to volunteer your time or would like to discuss matters further please get in contact with Anwar Khattak BEM on 07890 695284.


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