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Professional Coach of the Year

Each year the Local Sports Council provides the sporting community with the opportunity to nominate their coach for PROFESSIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR. The awards are made to those coaches who local sport relies upon to recognise their involvement during the year. Nominations should be made for coaches who have been committed to providing the highest standard of coaching to their performers, whether it be with individuals or teams. They should have made a significant impact in their sport, helped other coaches to develop and have a positive and encouraging role model attitude that has inspired and made an impact on others.

Professional Coach Previous Winners ....

2018 Jeremy Spicer-Martinez (Hockey), 2017 Kevin Hall (Martial Arts), 2016 Lisa Scarborough (Hockey), 2015 Paul Hamilton (Judo), 2014 Bryan Andrews (Martial Arts), 2013 Anne Bidmead (Gymnastics), 2012 Claire Williams (Basingstoke Gymnastics) 2011 Bryan Andrews (Karate) 2010 Nigel Long (Totally Tennis), 2009 Kevin McAuslan-Crine (Karate), 2008 Anne Bidmead (Basingstoke Gymnastics), 2007 Shane Deacon (Totally Tennis), 2006 Janet Allabush (Basingstoke Gymnastics), 2005 Jim Dixon (Basingstoke RFC), 2004 Ernie Howe (Basingstoke Town FC) & 2003 Ed Campbell (Bison Ice Hockey). No Awards previously

Basingstoke is fortunate to have a wealth of very professional, talented and dedicated coaches within the various clubs and a high standard of nominations were again been received for 2019. These are currently being reviewed by a panel of judges.

Kevin Crine – Karate

Kevin has coached the WIKF National team to finish in the top 3 at the 2 major competitions in 2019, the All Styles National Championships and the WIKF Global Cup. Kevin’s impact on the club is enormous and probably irreplaceable. The beauty about Kevin’s coaching is that he does not necessarily push “his way” of fighting to everyone, he understands everyone is different and tailors his coaching and advices accordingly.

Kayleigh Fennell – Cheerleading

Kayleigh Choreographed and Coached Storm 2019 team who won the biggest Cheerleading competition in the world – Summit 2019 and won second bid to defend their title in 2020.  Storm also won stand out technique awards, Grand champion titles and the biggest competition in the UK Future Cheer.  Kayleigh had her most successful season to date, Choreographing and Coaching 10 teams, and achieving multiple national titles across the UK.  She was shortlisted out of 100s of programmes to the last 3 nominated female Coach of the year by the biggest Cheerleading event producer in the UK – Future Cheer and won best Choreography award for the senior Level 2 team Queens at the biggest Cheerleading Competition in Europe.

Kevin Hall – Basingstoke School Martial Arts

Kevin recognises that the students want different things from the sports. He teaches diverse styles that help students that want to compete, students that want to improve fitness and students that want to improve self-confidence to help with everyday life. Kevin has been recognised by his peers for creating a culture that not only breeds talent he manages to retain the students for years. Kevin is an inspiring coach, who devotes all his time to ensure his students get the best learning in a friendly and engaging environment.

Fiona Harris - Synchronised Ice Skating

Fiona has coached and inspired many skaters throughout her career and her enthusiasm and commitment is clear. She is highly respected in the Club and in the wider world of synchronised skating. The Club teams regularly compete and the regular beating of ‘personal bests’ is a testament to the skill and knowledge she has. Fiona has introduced two development teams for the younger skaters and was the driver behind trialling a senior team in the summer and for making this a permanent team for 2020.

James McCallion – Weightlifting

James coached Alfie Wright who won the women’s British and world titles for disabled strongwoman in the seated category. Due to his vast knowledge of sport, he helped her to get a world record of a seated axel deadlift of 200kg. He also helped Colleen Drummond to achieve a long distance world record on a Ski erg. James is described as an outstanding Trainer and educator of sport. He has made, and continues to make, a great contribution to the educational experience for all of his Clients.

Chloe Pullen – Cheerleading

Chloe is the Wolverines Star Head Tumble Coach. She helps teams within the club to achieve amazing results in Regional, National and International competitions. She never fails to inspire the athletes and brings out the best in each and every one of them. Chloe was an assistant coach to the Wolverines Senior Level 1 team who competed at The Summit Championship in Florida, USA, in May 2019 to become World Champions.

George Peploe – Kickboxing

George’s coaching ensured that BKO won more than 298 top three placings at tournaments in 2019, and had many Grand champions, British champions and European champions and their first World Champion. He targets individuals in the team and works to improve their skills. He has developed a training regime for the squad that includes early morning fitness and technical and strategy sessions and has introduced review and analysis sessions.  A major achievement was George won the WAKO British Championships for the 6th time in January 2019 he also gained a silver in the higher weight section.

Lisa Scarborough – Hockey

Lisa led the Ladies 1st XI to their third promotion in four seasons, leading the squad to promotion from South Division 1 into Investec Conference West for the 2019/20 season. Instilling an ethos of ‘Give the player next to you the game of their life’ she has created a cohesive and supportive squad and has influenced the same in teams throughout the club. Whilst continuing her work primarily as the 1st XI coach Lisa also turned her focus to work closely with the 2nd XI to try and help support their objective of promotion and they are currently sat 2 points clear at the top of their league.