Basingstoke Sports Council

Serving Basingstoke's sporting community for over 25 years.

Club of the Year

Basingstoke & Deane has great strength in their sporting community with many clubs feared in competition around the country. Basingstoke Sports Council continue to work with the full sporting community and this year have the strongest affiliation ever from local clubs. Nine clubs have been considered for 'Club of the Year' 2017 representing many more locally and also those who have sportsmen and women nominated in the individual categories. All nine have invited representatives to the awards on February 23rd.

Recent winners of this prestigious award are - 2016 (Chineham Park Running Club), 2015 (Basingstoke Gymnastics Club), 2014 (Shin Gi Tai Marial Arts Academy), 2013 (Basingstoke Gymnastics Club) & 2012 (Basingstoke & Mid Hants Athletics Club)


Basingstoke and Mid Hants Athletics Club

BMHAC has 633 members, age 8-80, who have organised sessions at Down Grange at least twice weekly. The Club has an enviable reputation for the performance of athletes and the exceptional quality of coaches and officials. 2017 saw BMHAC organise two young athletes meetings as well as a range of cross country and league meetings, and the Hampshire Hoppit. Athletes enter County through to International championships and twenty two young athletes are ranked in the UK top 20 in their age groups. The club is run purely by volunteers and all coaches and officials are UKA qualified and licensed.

Basingstoke Gymnastic Club

Basingstoke Gymnastic Club had a fantastic year, regaining many titles on the national scene and seeing many new results too, as well as having two silver medallists at the Tumbling World Age Group Championships. They are always thriving to move forward and assist any gymnast within their development and with a newly refurbished gymnasium and new equipment this put them in good stead to do so.

Basingstoke Ice Hockey Development Club

Basingstoke Ice Hockey continue to go from strength to strength with the appointment of 2 new Head Coaches and with the recent addition of the Buffalo semi-professional team returning to the fold they now have a complete pathway from Juniors to Seniors for their players (bridging the gap between juniors to professional). The club also has players being selected to trial and represent the South West, England and Great Britain something they are extremely proud of.

Basingstoke Kickboxing Organisaton

BKO members won gold at The Irish Open, Flanders Open, (Belgium) and the Bristol open. They also have members on the WAKO GB team and are British champions and European and World medallists. In 2017, they attended 29 tournaments and gained 167 top 3 placings. They significantly increased their member base and training sessions, introducing new classes for all abilities and ages, along with developing links with other instructors, clubs and associations both nationally and internationally. They demonstrated and taught Kickboxing to other groups and schools and worked to secure funding for club equipment.

Basingstoke School of Martial Arts

Basingstoke School of Martial Arts is open 6 days a week and teaches Taekwondo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The club enables people of multiple ages and sizes to become more confidant, believe in themselves and reach their goals both on and off the mats. Every year the school produces multiple English, British and European Jiu Jitsu champions and more advanced students are given the opportunities to help with beginner and junior classes which builds a strong team environment.

Bluewave (Taekwondo)

2017 saw Bluewave celebrate 20 years of Taekwondo in Basingstoke and Deane and host the Bluewave Open Poomsae Championship which attracted more than 300 competitors from across the country. They also hosted the British Taekwondo selection event for the European Poomsae Championshjps and saw a 25% increase in membership. Bluewave are a not for profit club for those wishing to learn Taekwondo from age 4 to 77. They provide many opportunities for competition for all abilities and are committed to the development of all members through grades.

Rising Phoenix Cheer

Rising Phoenix Cheer was founded in 2015 and have athletes aged from age 4 to 30. Last season they attended 3 competitions and achieved 9 top 3 results plus a 6th and 8th with the seniors being undefeated in 2017. Two senior coaches extended their qualifications and 2 junior coaches attended a specific junior coaching course. 2017 saw an air track and incline wedge purchased to assist the athletes develop and improve tumble skills, and two speciality coaches attended training to help with drill skills.

Totally Tennis

Totally Tennis is one of only 7 coach education centres in the UK offering courses for coaches at all levels. In 2017, the club had a great year with both junior and adult players picking up awards in local, county and regional competitions nationwide. Two players were handpicked to be involved in a referee programme and one has also won a scholarship to study in USA. Five of the current coaching team were players who started when at school and the club has an excellent coaching-mentoring programme that encourages and supports young players who want a career in tennis coaching.

Wessex Wyvern Modern Pentathlon Club

WWMPC achieved much in 2017, with international honours as well as the largest and most successful National representation they have ever had. At the European Biathle and Triathle Championships they won an individual gold and 2 x 4th places as well as 2 x individual silver, relay silver and individual bronze, at the Triathle. Two members also qualified for the World Biathle Championships. 2017 also saw more Club members representing them at more competitions (over the variety of multisport) and they achieved large successes at every competition entered.

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