Jnr/Snr Team of the Year
Previous Junior Team Award Winners ....
2019 & 2018 (TBC), 2017 (Basingstoke District U11 Football), 2016 - Bison Junior Ice Hockey Squad, 2015 - St Mary's Junior School Sports, 2014 - Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts, 2013 - Basingstoke Junior Gymnastics Team gym, 2012 - Basingstoke Junior Gymnastics Team gym, 2011 - Basingstoke Girls Gymnastics Team Gym, 2010 - Queen Mary's College Tennis, 2009 - Bison U.14 Ice Hockey Squad, 2008 - Basingstoke Gymnastics Team gym, 2007 - Basingstoke & NH U.15 Cricket, 2006 - Basingstoke & NH U.13 Cricket, 2005 - Testbourne School U.13 Rugby, 2004 - Basingstoke Rugby Club Academy
Junior Team nominations 2019
With such a diverse number of sports within Basingstoke & Deane competing at a wide range of levels, nominations for these awards are strong and difficult to establish a clear winner.
Berg Youth FC
Berg have come so far in such a short space of time. They were relatively stagnant in recent years until the change in coaches revived the club. They have secured a new home ground which meant that they were able to reach their goal of hosting their first tournament in the summer. The tournament was a resounding success and raised valuable funds for equipment. In their first season, this team were beaten almost every week. The coaches and the players never lost their spirit and kept their morale despite these difficult times. Over the last 2 years, they have stayed committed to their team and worked tirelessly to overcome these struggles and are now winning more than they are losing.
Basingstoke Kickboxing Juniors
BKO Juniors competed in 30 tournaments gaining 298 top three placings. They competed in 8 international tournaments and gained medals in all. They had 400 entries into tournaments and 60 members competed. The Team achieved 4 British Champions and 10 Grand champions plus a silver and 2 bronze medals in the WAKO European championships, along with many more wins and placings in all tournaments and at all levels. They had pupils nominated for Fighter of the year at the Cimac super league series of events and one fighter won every open weight tournament entered during the year. The Club also has three members of the junior team who are on the WAKO GB squad and competed in the European Championships in Slovenia.
Prodigy – Basingstoke Wolverines - Cheerleading
Prodigy are a young team of 10 to 14 year olds. During the 2019 season they won first place at two National competitions and two second places, one of which was at an International competition. They have been invited to compete at ‘The Summit’ Championships in Florida 2020 and the attitude and resilience of the team during the year was amazing, especially considering their age.
In 2019 the team competed in about 10 domestic competitions where they finished within the top 10 on the medal table nearly every time. Some team members represented WIKF England and won many titles at the recent Global Cup. The team works tirelessly for 11 months of the year, several times a week. The young ones train with the older ones, which is good for team spirit and gains them greater skill from dealing with bigger opponents. For 2019 one of the main goals was to improve some of the harder kicking techniques from the younger ones. Drilling the same techniques paid off as in the last competition everyone scored at least one head kick. With the new skills and confidence gained from that competition, this sets them up nicely for 2020.
Previous Winners of the Senior Team Award ....
2016 & 2017 - Bluefins Masters Swimming, 2015 - Basingstoke Ladies Hockey, 2014 - Bison Ice Hockey, 2013 - Bluefins Masters Swimming, 2012 - Basingstoke & MH Athletics Club (Snr Men), 2011 - Bluefins Masters Swimming, 2010 - Bluefins Masters Swimming, 2009 - Basingstoke Town Football Reserves, 2008 - Basingstoke & MH Athletics Club (Snr Men), 2007 - Basingstoke & MH Athletics Club (Snr Men), 2006 - Basingstoke Gymnastic Team gym, 2005 - Basingstoke & MH Athletics Club, 2004 - Basingstoke Town Football Club
Senior Team nominations 2019
With such a diverse number of sports within Basingstoke & Deane competing at a wide range of levels, nominations for these awards are strong and difficult to establish a clear winner. A panel of judges will now decide who gets the invites to the Apollo awards in February 2020.
Basingstoke Hockey Club - Ladies 1st XI
In 2019, the squad was determined to achieve more than ever before. Each player was fully committed, putting everything in to each training session and game, which came together for tremendous squad performances throughout the season. The team’s dedication and positive attitude was rewarded when the team gained promotion in 2018/19 to the prestigious National League, making club history. Basingstoke Hockey Club’s Ladies 1st XI have achieved three promotions in the last four seasons and now compete in the England Hockey National League (Investec Conference West), making club history, whilst instilling an ethos of “Give the player next to you the game of their life”.
Basingstoke Kickboxing Organisation
2019 saw BKO compete in 30 tournaments, gaining 298 top three placings. They competed in 8 international and gained medals in all. They had over 400 entries into tournaments and 60 members competed. The BKO Team achieved a World Champion, current European champion, 4 British Champions and 15 Grand champions plus many more wins and placings in all tournaments. They also had pupils nominated Fighter of the year at the Cimac super league series of events and six members are on the WAKO GB squad and competed in the World Championships in Turkey and the European championships in Slovenia. In 2019, they managed to secure funding that pays for team entries and some travel expenses, equipment etc.
Oakridge Football Club
This local Basingstoke community club has been 4 years in the making. They started from scratch with nothing. In the first season they finished 8th out of 10 teams, second season they finished 6th and in the Third season they finished 4th and gained promotion to the top division. Currently the team is in 6th position in division 1. The club is all about helping young men through the medium of sport creating a family environment that is safe and fun for all. FA qualified Coach, Matthew Morrison, made the club charter standard and they have just regained it for this season. The club has a strong contract and code of conduct that all the players have to sign and adhere to.
Oakley BC Women’s U25 – Outdoor Lawn Bowls
The team consists of Nicole Rogers, Lorna, Devonish, Heather Statham and Alice Lovett. With an average age of under 18 and a skip aged just 15, they are the youngest team ever to qualify for the Bowls England National Championships. In 2019 they also won 5 County titles, were runners up in 2 and losing semi-finalists in another. Their success has been recognised by Nicole’s selection for an England trial and by Alice’s selection for England’s Junior Academy
Storm – Basingstoke Wolverines - Cheerleading
In 2019, Wolverines Storm had their most successful season to date, not only winning multiple national titles at the biggest competitions in the UK, securing standout technique awards and grand champions but also their penultimate dream of winning at the biggest cheerleading event in the world, The Summit Championship in Orlando, Florida. Where Wolverines Storm Senior level 1 team won the International Senior level 1 division, which is the equivalent of a World Title in their level. Wolverines Storm worked tirelessly throughout the season, with every athlete putting in hours of additional training to be able to put out a routine that not only the club would be proud of but the country. The team’s 19 athletes ultimately showed through hard work, sheer determination, team work and a passion and drive to succeed that they could not only compete alongside world class renowned teams but also win.
Team Bigg – Biathle/Triathle
Team Bigg (Gemma and Alex) had the most fantastic performances at the European Biathle and Triathle Championships in Madeira in 2019. It started with a silver medal in the mixed biathle relay which was upgraded the following day to a gold medal in the triathle mixed relay. They are a fantastic team together and are wonderful role models for all club members and are there to cheer them on offering advice at competitions. Alex also comes along to junior parkrun helping younger members to pace themselves and also volunteers at running sessions.