Basingstoke Sports Council

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Senior Sport Volunteers

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 Senior Volunteers 2017

Eight worthy candidates have been considered for this years Senior Volunteer Award resulting in all eight invited to the Apollo Sports Award dinner on February 23rd where the worthy winner will be announced.

Toby Fryer (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)

Toby is a volunteer coach who coaches juniors at the Basingstoke School of Martial Arts. He is extremely popular and helped coach many Junior Jiu Jitsu to gold medals in 2017. Toby also helped the junior team to take home the team trophy at the Bournemouth Open and continuously supports the junior team to be one of the top teams in the country. He is totally committed to the sport and always turns up to every class with his enthusiastic and happy coaching style.

Liz Flitcroft (Athletics)

Liz has been volunteering with BMHAC for 20 years and has gone from being a parent helper to gaining her coaching qualifications and then having a lead role in coaching the under 11’s. She coaches twice a week and also plays a big role in organising track meetings and has committee posts in 2 of the leading cross country leagues. Liz has the highest qualification, level 4, and has judged at many events, including disability. She is also Team Manager at cross country events, as time allows, and is a great mentor to new officials.

Brian Harrison (Swimming)

In 2017, Brian was appointed as Programme Lead for the Hampshire County Talent Development Programme and to the Management Forum of the Swim England South East Region along with being a member of the Hampshire County ASA Management Committee and Chairman of the National Arena Swimming League South. He was also invited to be the President of the County Swimming Association for 2018. He regularly devotes time to club swim meets at all levels and is a presence at disability competitions up to regional level. Brian is Club Secretary at Basingstoke Bluefins and is an Officer of the Club.

Denise Mogg (Basingstoke Ice Hockey)

Denise is always positive and professional and having been around Ice Hockey for so many years she has been there and done it all before. She can provide advice on equipment needed, where to buy, makes etc. as well as show a player and parent how to put on the full ice hockey kit. Denise is very keyed up on the EIHA rules and regulations and is extremely reliable. She provided training for all the managers and game day volunteers on new electronic time sheets that have now replaced the paper ones, and also attended training sessions and game days to provide those doing it for the 1st time with that extra support.

Sue Pett (Athletics)

Sue set up a thriving Disability Athletics group and is also the face of BMHAC for new athletes (aged 11-17), welcoming 95 new athletes to the club over the year. Sue has a very different set of challenges from other coaches as her athletes are a transient group, moving from her beginners group to established training groups. Sue demonstrates her professionalism through her assessment of new athletes and judgment regarding their placement in established training groups. Her satisfaction and sense of achievement is through future successes – seeing athletes achieve in years to come and knowing she played her part in setting them on their athletics journey.

Andy Poole (Modern Pentathlon)

Andy made a huge impact on the running part of the Wessex Wyvern MPC multi-sport by coaching many more members. He takes formal weekly sessions and secured lights at the track over the winter period by introducing a nominal fee. Andy also completed, and passed, both a running and laser shooting coaching qualification as well as looking after his clubs finance and liaising with hire venues. Andy also volunteers as an official as a representative of the club.

Mark Sadler (Swimming)

Mark is very much an unsung and invisible hero, operating in a field that largely goes unnoticed. The time and effort he has devoted to becoming an expert in his field is exceptional. Operating and correcting the technical aspects of a swim meet is not a trivial job and the success of the achievement is only reflected by how invisible his efforts are. He has been chosen to operate the technical operations not just for Basingstoke Bluefins, but for the County and Regional Associations. He has established an undeniable reputation as one of the leading technicians in the town, the County and the Region and is known for his “grace under pressure” approach.

Charlotte Weldon (Cheerleading)

Charlotte achieved her level 3 to 5 cheerleading qualification which she passed with flying colours. She spends a large amount of time checking rules to ensure all routines are ‘legal’ and organises her clubs social media. Charlotte is incredibly reliable and is fully supportive to worried or nervous athletes at competitions. She fully understands the scoring systems for cheerleading which is a huge support in analysing routines and to ensure best choreography and she also attended a Disability Awareness course and is eager to implement a SEN team at her club

  Ruth Crawford 

Ruth Crawford (Left) won the 2015 Senior Volunteer Awards for her outstanding contribution to Hockey and Cycling.

Senior Volunteer Previous Winners - 2004 Carol Quinn (Athletics), 2005 LeRoy Angel (Rugby), 2006 Pete Margesson (Cricket), 2007 Jackie Tobin (Athletics), 2008 Brian Martin (Bowls and New Age Kurling), 2009 George White (Table Tennis), 2010 Carol Quinn (Athletics), 2011 Maggie Smith (Cycling), 2012 Jon Matthews (Road Running), 2013 Lyn Brastock (Running), 2014 Mark Butler (Road Running), 2015 Ruth Crawford (Cycling & Hockey), 2016 Rebecca Barker (Swimming)


Once again unfortunately no nominations for the Senior Official award this year .....

Senior Officials Previous Winners - 2004 Chris Berry, 2005 Darryl Quinn, 2006 Peter Nicholson, 2007 Ken Littlejohns, 2008 Ken & Wendy Littlejohns, 2009 Darryl Quinn, 2010 John Tobin & 2011 Steve Snodden (All Basingstoke & Mid Hants Athletics Club), 2012 Jim Stokes (Football), 2013 Andrew Bailey (Football), 2014 Gerry Reilly (Taekwondo).   

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