Basingstoke Sports Council
Basingstoke Sports Council (BSC) is a voluntary sporting organisation with committee members drawn from the major sports in the area to represent and support the local sporting community where applicable. They work with and for the local sports community alongside a variety of partners and primarily the borough council. They also work closely with Basingstoke Voluntary Action(BVA) and Basingstoke Sports and Physical Activity Alliance (SPAA) on club and funding initiatives. Anyone involved in sport organisations locally is welcome to attend BSC's regular meetings on request.
Grant Aid and Sports Awards
Each year BSC co-ordinates and administers the Borough Council Grant Aid schemes. They also organise Basingstoke and Deane’s prestigious annual Sports Awards. These awards recognise and support the achievements and dedication of the sporting community within the borough.
Festival of Sport
Basingstoke and Deane has strong sporting links with both German and French twin towns. The Euskirchen Festival of Sport takes place every year and is co-ordinated by Basingstoke Sports Council with the support of the borough council. Nearly 150 Basingstoke Sportsmen and Women of all ages hosted German participants in June 2019 across a wide range of sporting activities and the group included Junior and Senior School teams. The weekend was a mix of culture, friendship, sport, and tourism and new sports who can reciprocate hosting are always welcome. Basingstoke was successful in defending the overall trophy again but Euskirchen are now planning to attempt its recapture in June 2021.The event is a great experience for any club or participant and has established countless longstanding friendships between the twin towns.
Groups who participated in the 2019 event included:
- Basingstoke and Mid Hants Athletics Club
- Summit and AWE Judo Clubs
- Totally Tennis
- Bishop Challoner Catholic Secondary School
- St Mary's CE Junior School
- The Vyne School
- Sherborne St John Youth FC
- Basingstoke Academy of Dance
For more information visit the Basingstoke Sports Council website, or contact by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.