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Basa Active Womens Group


To start the new year, we are excited to start Phase 4 for the Women’s Only sessions (10 week) held at Trident Health & Performance and to be delivered by Zahida Bibi. This specialised group training has already attracted many ladies from the borough and no doubt be fully booked very soon.

To add to this, we are also going to be running a 10 week Zumba class at Wardleworth Community Centre (Women only - locked door policy)and again to be delivered by the lovely Zahida. (#BibiPowerFit)

Fitness classes - Mondays and possibly additional Fridays pending the numbers (8-9pm)

Zumba classes - Wednesdays (7-8pm)

For more information, please contact our Project Lead Hasna Khalik

Thank you to Rochdale Borough Council Township committee for supporting Basa on this project.

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Basa Strength Crew 2024

Tired of the annual "New Year, New Me" routine?

Break the cycle in 2024! Join @Basa, Apocalypse Training Systems and Core Fitness Personal Training for a 10-week group training at Trident Health & Performance on George Street, Rochdale, starting January 2, 2024. Sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Reach out to me or Taz Ali to kickstart your journey to a better you!

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White Ribbon Campaign

Despite the sub zero temperatures this evening. BASA and Rochdale Borough Council took part in a friendly football match in support of The #WhiteRibbonCampaign

The game was played at The Soccer Factory Rochdale and we had support from The Mayor of Rochdale Mike Holly who kindly presented the winners trophy.

RBC were in the lead within minutes but Basa quickly stepped up the pressure and equalised to make it all level at 1-1. After a very good battle between the 2 teams the match ended up with Basa winning 5-2 but despite the score, the aim was to raise awareness and both teams to pledge their support for the White Ribbon Campaign, which aims to put a stop to male violence and abuse against women and girls.

Thank you to all the players who participated and all supporters on the sidelines.

Until next year RBC !

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Basa Women's Football

Well done to our BASA ladies for putting together a fantastic team - many of whom were novices to football - for an amazing ladies only charity football event ran by Ayaan Foundation to raise money for Gaza . We didn't make it to the semi-finals but achieved great feedback from spectators & organisers.

A big shout out to So Solid Sisters Team which was made up of some BASA members & made it to semi-final. All the teams were amazing & this event may have just ignited a new passion for some!

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Our BASA Hiking team at the base of Mount Ben Nevis Scotland this morning at 7am, ready for the epic trek up to the highest point in the whole of Britain.

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Basa Women's Zumba

A fantastic turnout for our #BasaActiveWomens group who have now started their first Women’s Only Zumba Session lead by Zahida (#BibiPowerFit)

Basa secured some funding from Action Together to assist with the cost of running this 12 week programme and needless to say - it’s a massive hit so far.

The sessions are held at Wardleworth Community Centre every Wednesday 7-8pm (locked door policy)

Although the number of this group is large, I feel that we can have some more ladies in there as the room is a good size.

Huge Thanks to Zahida Bibi (BibiPowerLift) for sharing the vision

MD Doulot Miah Wardleworth Community Centre Manager for providing the venue.

#ActionTogether for their continuous support

For anyone who is interested- please contact

Hasna Khalik - who helps Basa manage the ladies group.





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Basa V GMP Rochdale

Basa Rochdale V GMP Rochdale

Saturday 13 May 2023

The Crown Oil Arena

Time to reflect

So today marked another milestone between Basa Rochdale and GMP Rochdale in our annual Charity Football Match.

The weather was perfect, the supporters were fantastic and the event overall really displayed a big success story when you place 2 organisations together who have a similar ethos using the beautiful game of football as a vehicle to achieve success.

I am delighted with the outcomes from todays football match, and putting the final score aside, we all witnessed how a football match like this can really bring communities together for greatness.

I would like to thank everyone who came along today and cheered on the guys on the pitch.

Special thanks to:

Pavilion restaurant

Indialicious take away

Arif cash and carry


Prints & Needles

Rochdale AFC Community Trust

GMP Rochdale

The referees

Thank you also to the following lovely people for their support.

Rochdale Borough Council, Director of Public Health Kuiama Thompson

Deputy Leader Rochdale Borough Council - Cllr Janet Emsley

GMP Chief Superintendent Nicky Porter

Harry Lee


The final score ended with a victorious performance by Basa Rochdale winning 5 - 2

With Man of the Match as Bijan Das.

The amount raised is over £1000 for Charity

(after expenditure & the exact amount to be confirmed - Thank you)

The official photographs will be released in the coming week.

Once again, thank you everyone who came along to support this event and let’s go again next year!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

#Planned #Execute #Evaluate - we go again!

Well done Basa Football Team - you played a superb game.

#BasaRochdale #BasaFootball #GMPRochdale #MentalHealthAndWellBeing #CommunityCohesion #RochdaleCommunities #CommunityCohesionCup #Champions

See you again next year



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AED for Trident Health & Performance

Having an AED within a sports facility is imperative.
Many thanks to Rochdale Borough Council - Public Health helping us to provide this device for Trident Health & Performance.

— with Andy Lavery and Kuiama Thompson.

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A New Basa FC V Bradford FC - Open Age Friendly Community football match

Over the last few months a new incentive and focus on the Basa Football Squad has been in place.

To help rebuild a new team and bridge the gap between the elder vets team and next generations, Basa decided to create a team to allow different age groups compete together.

Our current and most prolific player Rahmat Miah has taken the role as player manager with the support of Doliz.

Today marked the first competitive friendly match against Bradford FC and both teams had a mixture of ages with some exceptional players.

A very convincing win from the new team that Rahmat has created, and credit to each and every player who have worked very hard over the last few weeks, months to make this team.

The Score - Basa FC 8 - 2 Bradford FC

Player of the match - Sehab

So what next?

(apart from investing in some chairs and flasks for BikashAliDewan)

We will be approaching many teams over the next few months leading up to summer for friendly games to keep building the relationship between Basa and other organisations for the next generations and years to come.

A big thank you to one of our biggest supporters - The Mayor of Rochdale Cllr Syed Ali Ahmed

And Mohammad Rahman for providing the superb banter, and being a great host at BACP

It was also lovely to see our Jam Tu Cool keeping his eye on every one of us and making sure things are done properly!

#BasaFC #Basa #MoreThanAClub #ThePowerOfSport

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The Mayors Civic Charity Ball

The Mayor Councillor Syed Ali Ahmed, will be hosting his Charity Civic Ball on Saturday 11th February 2023 to raise donations for great causes.

This year’s theme is Valentines, and will start at 7:00 pm till late. There will be a three-course meal, and complimentary drinks on arrival, as well as lots of live entertainment, with singers, saxophonists , a DJ, and a raffle.

The tickets are £50 each or you are welcome to purchase a table. All money raised will be given to the Mayor’s chosen Charities; Springhill Hospice, Parkinsons UK, Jolly Josh, Get Together After Serving CIC, Rochdale Connections Trust, and BASA Rochdale.

If you would like to purchase a ticket, or know anybody else that may want to, please email Mayoral@Rochdale.Gov.Uk .

Basa will be at the event as an official sponsor and would love to see some of our members there on the evening.

As always, thank you for your continuous support.

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Basa End of Year Report 2022

The challenges, the success stories and what we continue to project for the future

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Basa Awards 2022

A success story for the end of the year.

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BASA Awards Ceremony

Sunday 4th December 2022

The Norton Grange Hotel: 12pm - 4pm

Dresscode: Smart Attire

More information coming soon

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The White Ribbon Campaign

The White Ribbon campaign is part of a global movement to end male violence against women and girls.

Last week the community safety team organised a football match between Rochdale Borough Council (RBC) against BASA (the social enterprise BASA CIC) football club at the Soccer Factory in Castleton.

The players all pledged never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence and abuse against women and made a donation to the cause.

Thanks to BASA and RBC colleagues for taking part in what was a great event.

For more information about the campaign visit #WhiteRibbon

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Rochdale Town Hall Transformation

Artist workshop with professional artist to create a piece of work that could possibly last a lifetime in the newly refurbished Town Hall

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Basa Community Connect

News for All Basa Members

After many weeks spent back and forth with different organisations within the Borough, whom have similar roadmaps to Basa, paired with some additional collaboration work with Rochdale Borough Council,  A project has been devised to be delivered in the next 6-12 months.

The project itself will be in collaboration with:

Get Together After Service CIC (GTAS)

Rochdalians Juniors FC

Apocalypse Training Systems

GMP Rochdale

And of course Basa Rochdale CIC

The project has been designed to address and apply for the objectives created by Rochdale Safer Communities Partnership Voluntary and Community Sector Grant (Standing Together)

From the prerequisite ground work, the collaboration with those organisations, the involvement with Rochdale Mayor and the Council, I submitted an application which went to Rochdale Borough Council. A 22 page application form with supporting case studies, research data and sample feedback documentation went to a panel who scrutinised every detail. 

I am thrilled to announce that the application has been successful and Basa has been awarded a total of £19560. 

For Basa, this is a substantial milestone and achievement and as it’s the details of the project will be provided in due course.

Really exciting times ahead. 



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Platinum Jubilee _ Basa London Tour

A group of members will be taking time out to travel down to London to participate in a football match as well as reconnect with friends from the past. Part of the extended collaboration work with organisations in London.

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Basa Stength Crew 2022

After the success story of the last program, this was a requirement within the organisation where we continue to work with Apocalypse Training Systems to help encourage health & fitness, mental health and well being and bridging the gap between a wider community including GMP, Rochdale Borough Council & Basa

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Basa Active Womens Project

A new project incorporating a womens only 10 week health & fitness training program, delivered at Apocalypse Training Systems. This is a first for Basa where we asked the right questions, engaged with the right people, and started to build the bridge within the diverse community

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Basa V GMP Rochdale. The success story


BASA v GMP Rochdale#CommunityCohesionCup2022 held at Rochdale AFC with Rochdale AFC Community Trust to help raise for Springhill Hospice - We managed to round it off to £1100. 
A very big Thank You again!

So why do a football match? 
Over the last 12 months BASA & GMP Rochdale have been participating in multiple different sporting activities and social events to demonstrate that grassroots sports can be one of the key mediums for community cohesion, building stronger relationships within a diverse community and a platform where any person can be a part of. #ThePowerOfSport#MoreThanAClub #BasaRochdaleCIC 
To celebrate the collaborative work, we decided to arrange a football match and between us we looked at other organisations within the borough who have similar objectives and this is where The Community Trust at Rochdale AFC worked with us to create this event here today. 

Collectively we decided that we would raise money for Springhill Hospice, with support from Rochdale Borough Council & The Mayor of Rochdale Councillor Syed Ali Ahmed

Once again - congratulations to GMP Rochdale on the win! 


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Basa Rochdale CIC Major Milestone

Basa Rochdale CIC Milestone. 

Over the last 12 months BASA Rochdale CIC has been proactively working with GMP Rochdale and developing more than a working relationship.  

In 2021 we decided to play a friendly football match to highlight the start of our collaboration work which predominantly looks at how we tackle different elements of community cohesion, bridging the gap between diverse communities and GMP using The Power Of Sport which forms part of Our ethos. 

As well as this, a 10 week training project was devised to further develop our relationship which was highly successful. 

To celebrate 2022 - a rematch has been planned, only this time we are taking it to the next level and want your support to make our success something that can be echoed throughout Rochdale and neighbouring towns as this will form the basis of things to come.

Therefore I would like to invite you to come and support Basa Rochdale, GMP Rochdale & The Community Trust at Rochdale AFC on the 23rd Of May 2022 at The Crown Oil Arena where Rochdale AFC host their professional games. 

Details are as follows:

Entry time - 18:30

Via Community Trust side entrance

Entry fees- pay on the door please

Adults £2. Children £1

There will be some food available on entry for any small donation you wish. 

All proceeds will go to Springhill Hospice. 

We are looking to be finished by 9pm. 

This is a family event and a lot of effort and time by Basa, GMP & Rochdale AFC Community Trust has been given to make this a successful event. 

This is a huge milestone for Basa and We hope you can support us on the evening. 

Take this opportunity to thank the following:

GMP Rochdale - for the continued support and collaboration work

Rochdale AFC community trust- especially Ryan and Charlotte to help facilitate our requirements 

Pavilion- For Being our new official Kit sponsor and also providing the catering

Elite Design & Print - for their continued support with our kit printing 

My Designer Clothing - for their continued support with our kit printing and branded clothing. 

Rochdale Borough Council - for their support and recognition 

Communitea Room - for their continued support behind the scenes and catering services 

Indialicious - for providing catering services

Sporting England, Action Together & TNL Community for continuously supporting us over the last year. 

For any questions- please drop me a message

Thank you



Zaara takes Daddy and Basa Members to Scafell Pike

Doliz Miah and daughter Zaara completed the climb alongside members of Rochdale-based BASA (, raising more than £500 for Springhill Hospice.

Our regular BASA ramblers Taz, Mabs, Parves, Doliz, Zaara, Foyz, Murrad, Anwar, Seju, were joined today by Hassan Ahmed and Harry Lee on the first hike with the BASA family, as they completed an amazing walk up to the top of Scafell Pike, the tallest mountain in England … don’t think I need to use any words, just take a look at all the wonderful pics and vids from today … breathtaking.

… would also like to do a special mention of our basa junior Zaara on another splendid achievement at such a young age of 8, and to have raised over £500 for Springhill Hospice too! #Special



Basa Strength Crew Friendly Football Match

What a way to complete the #BasaStrengthCrew!!!

The project was created to help promote health and fitness and look at ways to tackle mental health and well being with a partnership between our #BasaCommunity & #GMP to help bridge the gap and basically get to know each other at grass root level.

A 10 week training plan was designed where we identified the requirements needed to deliver a structured plan by Apocalypse Training Systems where Coach Andy Lavery & PT Jack Fieldhouse took charge of the physical activites. The 10 weeks included, tracking methods, nutritional advice, monitoring methods, and as the week progressed, all participants were showing substantial lifestyle changes both physically and mentally for the better. The team building, encouragement and general buzz was infectious. The training also ended with a physcial fitness test which was gruelling but both teams were superb with no complaints.

Due to the numbers, 2 seperate teams were set up - and that was the birth of #BasaAlphas & #BasaBulls - and naturally this only meant a football match at the end which was competed today.

BasaAlphas V BasaBulls - the game was a tough one, but was so much fun, the score was head to head in the 1st half, but the Alphas dominated the 2nd half and scored far too many goals for the bulls to come back and were well worthy champions

A massive thank you to everyone who participated today. #basafamily

A big thanks to the following:

GMP - Richard, Ydna, & Harry

Ref - Hassan

Rochdale AFC Community Trust - Charlotte

Our #BasaJuniors

Customised Football Tops - Ahad (My Designer Clothing)

Thank you for the hard work guys - I am honestly so proud to be a part of this organisation and can only see great things in the very near future

Much Love:

Doliz - #AlphaBull #Basa


Basa Success Story

This is Taz.

This is a small story of his road to recovery.

This is for recognising something special.

This is something we should be proud of.

This is inspiration

This is #Basa

We love you Limper - for what you been through, what you have done for Basa, the commitment you have shown from the day you got back out of hospital, from a possibility of being unable to apply any pressure on your injuries, to being able to compete in your first game of football, your recent 5k time of 20:14, the numerous hikes including our recent Scafell and Snowdon.

An absolute pleasure to have copious amounts of coffee with and a true inspiration to all our Basa Family.

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Basa Take on Scafell Pike 2022

As part of the Mental Health and Well-being project - Basa will be climbing up to the highest peak in England and this time we are being joined by Basa Junior Zaara Miah who would like to raise funds for Springhill Hospice - link below if you wish to donate and support Zaara (age 8)

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Basa London Tour

Basa extend our community reach to towns throughout the country and this year we have been invited to London to play a football match (over 40's) as part of the collaboration work that Basa represents

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BASA Strength Crew Friendly Football Match

27th March 2022 - at The Soccer Factory Rochdale
Basa Alphas V Basa Bulls as part of the Basa Strength Crew Championship, to celebrate the end of a 10 week training camp which was to initiate a community lead collaboration work with GMP and Apocalypse Training System and Basa

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Basa Vets V's Positive Start Football Academy - Rossendale

Date for your diary. 

Sunday 20th February 

Basa vets will be hosting a friendly football match versus Positive Start FA Rossendale. 

First game for 2022 and very much looking forward to it. 

#BasaFC #basafootball #BASA #PositiveStartFootballAcademy 


We welcome any members to come and support the teams. Details on image below

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A New Milestone for Basa

After 3 decades worth of voluntary work organised by many of the Basa family from the years, we finally took the leap of faith and have successfully registered as Basa Rochdale CIC on the 26th of January 2022
Doliz Miah has been appointed as the Managing Director of the Company, who will be the strategical lead with the support of Dewan Choudhury as Company Director and Secretary and Bikash Das as Director & Chair Person.

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Basa Strength Crew 2021

A 10 week program designed to assist with health & fitness, mental health and well being.
Supported by Action Together and TNL Community Funding - working together to support the local community

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 Police, Fire and Crime Panel - Postponement of Meeting

Within Greater Manchester, each borough had to have an organisation represent the work they have been involved in to meet GMCA criteria. The report which is part of the Mayor of Manchester, decided to select Basa as a case study - full report on link below - Well done BASA!!!!

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Apocalypse Training Systems

Basa is going to take it to the next level. Working in partnership with Apocalypse Training Systems who have a vision that falls align with Basa and its future. 
Information packs will be sent out to all members early January. Be ready - YOU WILL UNVEIL YOUR INNER ATHLETE.


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BASA -  hosts inaugural awards ceremony
The event, held at Wardleworth Community Centre saw awards given out for community cohesion, for the work between BASA and GMP, as well as for other community and fundraising work


Basa Awards 2021

This years awards event will be hosted at the centre of community. Wardleworth Community Centre has been a part of most of our members history. Further information about the event - please contact Doliz or Dewan Thanks

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Greater Manchester Police (GMP) vs BASA Rochdale - 11aside Friendly Football Match

What a beautiful sunny day it was today for the inaugural Community Cohesion Cup, a match organised between BASA Rochdale and a team made up of staff from the Greater Manchester Police force. The aim of the event was to promote partnership working and further strengthen the positive relationship between the police and the local communities in Rochdale and the great work being carried out by both GMP and BASA to promote community safety.

There was plenty of positive networking as well as numerous banter going on off the pitch. As for the actual football match on the pitch. It was a competitive match played in a very friendly manner with both teams visibly enjoying the whole event. The match was evenly contested in the early stages, then after 35mins Bikash Das was put through, one on one with the goalkeeper to cooly finish making it 1-0 to BASA, and a few mins before half time Sajadul Haque made it 2-0. In the second half FC BASA’s fitness showed as the GMP team played good football but conceded a 3rd goal as Abdul Goffar made it 3-0, soon after it was 4-0 as a GMP defender scored an own goal after a dangerous cross came in. With 5mins to go Bijan Das made it 5-0 which was the final score. After the final whistle it was all handshakes and friendly banter again as everyone appreciated the fun game of football that was played. The Man of the Match was unanimously agreed to be awarded to the GMP goalkeeper Lee Bracey, he was fantastic, it came as no surprise to find out after that he had played professionally for West Ham and Swansea City amongst other teams.

The GMP team presented BASA with a shield which was a very nice gesture, and as for the GMP they received the applause and respect of the whole of BASA for their continued great work they carry out daily to keep our communities safe. Long may the partnership working continue.

A big thank you to Siham Aaleem and Saj Miah from the Rochdale Council Neighbourhood Services team and Azizul Hoque from GMP for helping to organise this great event. Both the BASA and GMP team agreed that we should definitely do it again.






BASA World Record Holders

Our BASA Team this year helped raise £2100 for Springhill Hospice as part of the Virtual Runner 10k on the 19th of September - We officially have world record holders in the group - lead by our own Basa Junior Zaara Miah - Daughter of Doliz Miah

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BASA & Guiness World Record

Basa Runners and Ramblers will be taking part in the attempt to break the Guinness world records this September - stay tuned for more information. In association with and raising awareness for our friends at Deaf Rhino's


10km to raise funds for Spinghill Hospice

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BASA & The Rochdale Community

Basa Runners & Ramblers taking it to the next level helping local community- Stay Active folks!

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Akhirah Teams 7in7 Challenge

A great week of activity came to an end on Sunday with the completion of the Akhirah Teams 7in7 Challenge in aid of the Rob Burrows Mortor Neurone Disease Association - MNDA. 

From Monday 1st of March our Basa Runners and Ramblers Club members have walked or ran, by themselves, with family or a friend to help raise awareness 
of this great cause and helping the NW team exceed their target of £7777 
and raise over £13k. A fantastic effot from everyone and Thank you to all our BASA Runners & Ramblers family.


Akhirah team -

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BASA Zoom Meeting

1st Zoom Meeting Sunday 28th February 10:30 - Meeting ID and Passcode will be sent out Saturday 27th.


7 in 7 challenge to help raise awareness for MNDA.

The Akhirah Team presents the 7 in 7 Challenge. That's 7 miles each day for 7 days. From Mon 1st March to Sunday 7th March. All in the aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association!

We at BASA will be encouraging everyone to get involved. Our Taz Ali

will be working closely with Az Khan from the Akhira Team to help as many of our runners, walkers and trekkers from our BASA Runners & Ramblers Club to be active in those 7 days to collectively achieve the 7 miles each day and help achieve the aim of raising £7777 for the cause.

You can click on the below link to raise funds for MNDA who focus on access to treatment for people with Motor Neurone Disease:

Jalalia Jaame Mosque in Rochdale have created a touching poem, thanking NHS staff for their hard wor

BASA Community spirit

Jalalia Jaame Mosque in Rochdale have created a touching poem, thanking NHS staff for their hard work during the pandemic


BASA New Website

Finally BASA has taken the leap of good faith and decided to provide a website to allow all our members and non members to actually see what BASA is about from a central location.

The website is currently being updated (Feb 2021) 



Covid-19 Information

From Tuesday, 5 January 2021 you must stay at home. You must follow the government guidance which is now enforced by law. 

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New Kit for 2021

Our Official Sponsors:
Communitea Room &
Doliz Miah Phtoography

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BASA hometown Rochdale

Basa is located the heart of Rochdale
Established in 1990 Wardleworth.
Within minutes of walking distance you will amazing buildings and beautiful countryside.

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More hikes  in the planning stage for 2021/22

Pending Covid19 UK situation, we have lots of Hikes planned for the forseeable.

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BASA Places of Worship Reopening Initiative

A big thank you to Action Together for the funds, and all our brilliant BASA volunteers:

Bikash Das

Bijan Das

David Clewes

Mohammed Moheeb

Shaukat Ali

Dobir Miah

for helping to distribute boxes of sanitisers and masks to local places of worship including temples, churches and mosques, assisting them to be COVID-safe at all times. We are one community. Every little helps.

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Basa Annual Football Tournament 2015 (blast form the past)

Bangladeshi Arts & Sports Association (BASA) organised their annual football tournament on Sunday (4 October), an event which has been running since 1992. 

Over 100 people came together to enjoy the tournament, whether actively participating in the football competition or enjoying the samosa muffins on the sideline.

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