Basingstoke Sports Council

Serving Basingstoke's sporting community for over 25 years.

Service to Sport

Recognise those who serve local sport -

Do you have people within your league, club or sports organisation who work exceptionally hard to ensure the club and sport is successful each year? The service to sport award goes someway to recognise the achievements of those people involved in local sports clubs on a longstanding basis. These are people who have made an outstanding contribution to local sport, made significant impact to a club, local community, organisation or school and perhaps shown commitment to personal development and supporting the development of others. The various people behind the scenes at any league or sports club are those who make the sport run smoothly and are often forgotten.

Dave Watton

Four very worthy female finalists have been selected for the 2016 Award previously won by Dave Watton (Above) last year representing the local Hockey community......

Carol Chandler (Basingstoke Junior Bison Ice Hockey)

Carol has been involved with the Club for 25 years, attending training sessions and completing admin duties. Due to changes implemented by Carol in 2016, the Club saw an increase in the number of players coming to Basingstoke and not just playing for their local team. Carol has a fantastic attitude and is the ‘font of all knowledge’ for the Club. Along with the role of Treasurer, Carol also has the thankless task of chasing all subs, as well as organising parents meetings, AGM’s and end of year Presentations.

Michelle Amos (Basingstoke Rugby)

Michelle has been working for Basingstoke Rugby Club for 19 years and has also got a County Role with another 30 clubs. She has developed safeguarding procedures and practices which have been adopted nationally and is currently working on an initiative to cover University Player Welfare. Michele is the membership secretary and data officer for Basingstoke RFC in addition to other regular roles.

Michelle Matson (Modern Pentathlon)

Michelle is the driving force behind Wessex Wyvern MPC, having been involved in the club for 21 years. She puts her heart and soul into the club, ensuring every member feels welcome whatever their ability or goal plus her commitment and leadership is an inspiration. Michelle has also taken the time to become a qualified shooting coach, leading shooting sessions for the club, and is continuously looking to support and encourage younger members to get involved in sport. Michelle’s passion is at the club’s core, nurturing an ethos of encouragement and participation.  

Miranda Smith (Basingstoke Hockey Club)

Having been at the club for 44 years, Miranda’s commitment cannot be disputed, and she has spent a vast number of hours volunteering. She is always enthusiastic about her work there is not a job she has not done. Miranda has transformed a shrinking club to a club which is growing year on year by stamping her vision of an open and family orientated club at the core of the club. Not only was she instrumental in seeing the club return to Maidenwell Pavilion, but in 2016 she along with the council, secured planning permission for a 2nd pitch at Down Grange, a huge milestone in what has been an 8 year project.


Another previous winner Paul Temple (Gymnastics) being presented with the trophy by Maria Miller MP


Paul Temple Web

 Previous Winners .....

Year Name Sport Year Name Sport
2016     2017    
2014 Len Dunce Judo 2015 David Watton  Hockey
2012 Paul Temple Gymnastics 2013 Brian Donegan  Gymnastics
2010 Dianne Cooper Badminton 2011 John Evans Rugby
2008 Steve Tristram Rugby 2009 Doug Hitchcock Cycling
2006 Ian Byett Athletics 2007 Cyril Thompson Cricket
2004 Gerald Merritt          Senior Football           2005 Chris Evans              Sports Trust           
2002 Colin Dew Swimming 2003 Trevor Shanks Badminton
2000 Reg Eade Athletics 2001 Anna Fearnley Netball
1998 Joan Cole Tennis 1999 John Ward Senior Football
1996 Peter Raynbird Senior Football 1997 Sue & Mike Lambert Swimming
1994 Geoff Goddard Athletics 1995 Villiams Krauklis Athletics








Hits on Service to Sport Aug 08 to Aug 09 (294), Aug 09 to Aug 10 (180) Sept 10 to Dec 12 (769)

Jan 13 to Sept 13 (791) deduct from running total



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