Sports awards

Nominations now open

Our borough is fortunate to have a very strong sporting community, which is often demonstrated in competition. The borough council, Basingstoke Sports Council, Basingstoke Sports Trust, Basingstoke Community Leisure Trust, Destination Basingstoke, Breeze FM and various local sponsors all play a big part in recognising and support this at the annual Sports Awards.

The annual Sports Awards are coordinated by Basingstoke Sports Council and hosted by the Apollo Hotel. The awards ceremony celebrates the achievements of clubs, teams, coaches, officials and individuals involved in sport locally. Full details of these awards and previous winners are available at

The borough council allocates funds for grant aid for the support and development of local sportsmen and women. The Basingstoke Sports Trust (Sports Centre) and Community Leisure Trust (Aquadrome and Tadley Pool) also award scholarships to a selection of top athletes, which provide them with free access to a personal trainer at their respective facilities.

To find out more information about the Grant Aid scheme and to get an application form, please visit

How to nominate

Nominations for the 2018 Sports Awards are now open until 9pm on 2 December 2017. You can find the nomination forms and information on each of the categories at the foot of this page.

Once nominations have closed, each category will be judged by a panel of representatives from the sporting community including sports council members and council officers. The awards will then take place in early 2018.

Award categories

Club of the year

Each year clubs from within Basingstoke and Deane are encouraged to put themselves in the running for the prestigious Club of the Year award by submitting details of their achievements over the last year. The award recognises clubs who have demonstrated excellence in the management and development of the club, in addition to their results in competition.

The Club of the Year Award encourages clubs to think about how their club can continue to improve the service to its members in the future. The Health and Wellbeing Team and Basingstoke Sports Council are committed to helping clubs develop, and information and advice surrounding club development can be found on both our sports development webpages and . Alternatively more information can be found at or on your sports own National Governing Body website.

The winner of the Club of the Year award will receive a cheque for £250.

Sports Coach of the Year

This award recognises the efforts of those that we rely on to provide sport in our local community. If you know a coach whose enthusiasm, involvement and success throughout the year has been exceptional then please take the time to nominate them in this category. Nominations are welcome whether you’re an athlete who would like to give something back to a coach that has gone the extra mile to help you, or a committee member who would like to recognise the commitment of the coaches in your club. This award is split in to two categories:

  • Voluntary Coach of the Year.
  • Professional Coach of the Year.

The overall winner of this award will receive a cheque for £100.

Team of the Year

This award is divided in to the two categories of junior (U18) and senior team. Nominations are welcomed from any team based in the borough. It can include school or college teams, a league representative side or a club that has performed particularly well throughout the year.

Service to 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 recognises the achievements of those people who have involved themselves in local sports clubs on a longstanding basis.

Official of the Year

Sports officials in Basingstoke and Deane contribute countless hours to ensure sports competitions run successfully and fairly. This is your chance to nominate both your junior (U18) and senior official of the year.

Sports Volunteer of the Year

Recognition is also given to the important volunteers in local sport at both junior (U18) and senior level. This award is open to all those who volunteer their time to local sport. This could include anyone from committee members, grounds men or juniors on sports leader’s schemes.

Disabled Sportsperson of the Year

More and more people with disabilities are now taking part in a wide range of sports, with many also competing in mainstream competitions. Juniors, seniors and veterans can be nominated for this award.

Junior/Senior Sportsman and Woman of the Year

All applicants for Grant Aid are automatically considered for the Junior, Senior and Disabled Sportsperson of the year categories at both the Basingstoke and County Sports Awards. Please note that athletes aged 25 and over and others who do not fulfil the grant aid criteria are still welcome to be nominated for the sports awards and can do so by completing section A of the relevant form.

More information on the Sports Grant Aid and Scholarships scheme can be found at

Veteran Sportsman and Woman of the Year

These awards recognise people competing as veterans or masters who are still excelling in their sport. The awards are open to both male and females competing in sport at county level equivalent and above.

Primary and Secondary School of the Year

This award recognises those schools which excel at providing good sports provision for their pupils. Nominations can be made referencing curriculum development, PE results, out of school hours provision, leadership and volunteering, health and fitness, club links, inclusion and success of sports teams.

All nominations for the above awards should be made on the official nomination forms below. They must then be sent preferably by email to or by post to:

Basingstoke Sports Council
3 Dragonfly Drive
RG24 8RU

Tel: 07796 491667

Alternatively, for more information, please contact Amy Sambell at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council by emailing or phoning 01256 845752.

Results 2017

On 3 March 2017, 150 individuals attended the prestigious Sports Awards dinner. The following people, teams and clubs won their categories for their efforts and achievements during 2016:

Award Winner
Junior Sportswoman Mair Edwards (Athletics)
Junior Sportsman Jacob Caine (Archery)
Junior Volunteer Jack Wyatt (Karate)
Junior Official Anne Flitcroft (Athletics)
Sporting Primary School St Mary's C of E Junior School
Sporting Secondary School Bishops Challoner Secondary School
Special Recognition Mandi Miles (Karate)
Senior Sportswoman Leonora Mackinnon (Fencing)
Senior Sportsman Owen Richardson (Athletics)
Senior Volunteer Rebecca Barker (Swimming)
Senior Official Zoe Sadler (Swimming)
Junior Team Basingstoke U15 Junior Bison
Senior Team Basingstoke Bluefins Masters
Service to Sport Miranda Smith (Hockey)
Volunteer Coach Ian Cameron/Keone Crockwell (Swimming)
Professional Coach Lisa Scarborough (Hockey)
Club of the Year Chineham Park Running Club

Given the wealth of talent and dedication in the local sporting community, a special Civic Sports Awards Reception was held. This recognised the efforts and achievements of other individuals and volunteers involved in sport.

County Sports Awards

The county awards, organised by Energise Me took place on Thursday 30 March 2017. Congratulations to the borough’s six individuals and teams who were shortlisted for this year and in particular to our three winners:

  • Club of the Year – Basingstoke Hockey Club
  • Official of the Year – Anne Flitcroft (Athletics)
  • Coach of the Year – Doug Sheppard (Ice Hockey)

You can see a complete list of the 2017 nominees and winners by visiting Energise Me website.


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