Basingstoke Sports Council

Serving Basingstoke's sporting community for over 25 years.

Jnr & Snr Team of the Year

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 next March.

Junior Team Award 2016 Finalists


Basingstoke U15’s Junior Bison (Ice Hockey)

The team started the season with victory away to Swindon and a pair of big victories against a strong Streatham team. With four games still to play, the team were officially crowned title winners and promoted to the ‘A’ league having not lost any games (18 played with 17 wins and 1 draw). With only 20 goals conceded in the season, the team’s success was based on solid net minding and composed defending. All players were focused, committed and knew what was expected of them.

Basingstoke and Mid Hants Athletics Club U17 Girls

The Junior Team, consisting of Maddie Deadman, Rebecca Bullock and Rebecca Poole won silver at the South of England Road Relays in September 2016 and bronze at the National Cross Country Championships in November 2016 and. All 3 train very hard doing 4 sessions a week with the Club and several more on their own. The girls’ attitude and commitment is exemplary.

Basingstoke Girls U15 Rugby

Basingstoke Girls U15 Rugby are Regional winners of the RFU Cup Competition and came third in England at the National RFU Rugby Competition. They were cup winners in the RFU St Georges Day Festival in April and only lost one game in the season at the Regional Finals. The team train in all weathers and are all strong communicators and leaders. They have a specific and special post-match protocol and always demonstrate great sportswomanship.

Basingstoke Kickboxing Organisation Fighting Kids

The BKO kids fighting team are fully committed to training, work together as a team in their tournament preparation and warm each other up prior to their fight. Members share equipment and support the tournament development of newer members. Individual successes are celebrated by the team and encouragement is given to those who are less successful. Successes include 80+ 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in a variety of tournaments during 2016.

Castle Hill Primary School (Athletics)

The Castle Hill Team practised together after school, in their own time, to get better at their chosen events. Despite coming 5th, they were excepting in defeat and formed many friendships as the day progressed. The children, some who had never taken part in any school activity, handled themselves brilliantly, shaking hands with opponents and consoling those who had hurt themselves during the race. The benefit from this event was that the talented athletes who had no experience have now moved into outside of school athletics clubs to further their potential.

Dove House School (Swimming)

Dove House won numerous medals in the many championships and galas entered, a particular highlight being two swimmers in the National Disability Championships in Swansea, where medals were won and pbs set.  The Swim Team consists of 15-20 students between ages 11-16. The School regularly receives comments from Gala/Open Meet Organisers on how well behaved the students are, and an ethos of helping and supporting each other as a team is evident at training sessions and galas.  In 2016 the team won more medals and individual trophies than ever before and also won the overall ‘Top Club’ trophy at an Open Meet in Guildford.

Oakley Girls U16 (Football)

Oakley Girls U16 are still celebrating after an amazing season after completing the quadruple dream, winning the League, Plate, Oakley Tournament and Fair Play Award. Due to their total dedication at training and a wonderful team spirit with a never say die attitude – Oakley Girls played superb flowing football and simply improved each week as the season progressed. They are notably one of the strongest teams in Hampshire having defeated very strong teams including Southampton Saints, Warsash, Totton, Petersfield and Portsmouth.

Oakley Panthers U13 Boys (Football)

During 2016, Oakley Panthers have a very successful season. They were Winners of the Peter Houseman League Cup, Joint Winners of Peter Houseman Premier League, and runners up in three Tournaments during the summer. To date, they have already reached the quarter finals of the League Cup and are in the last 16 of the Hampshire Cup and are on their way to lifting their cup.

St Mary’s CE Junior School


St Mary’s had a successful year, representing Basingstoke in 11 different competitions and finishing top of the leader’s board with 14 gold, 11 silver and 4 bronze. The Football team won all their games and represented Basingstoke in the County Finals to ultimately win Bronze. The Quadkids came 3rd in the Hampshire Games and the Cross Country, and Girls & Boys Kwik Cricket teams, also reached the County Finals. The Netball, Basketball and Tennis teams also represented Basingstoke in the Hampshire Games.   Pupils are encouraged to assist in all aspects of sport, coaching, officiating etc, and the trophy cabinet is a testament to the teams’ successes.  

Su-Ha-Ri Karate

Su-Ha-Ri Karate finished 3rd out of 17 countries at the European Championships and 2nd on the medal table at the WIKF British Championships. At the WKU Championships they took 5 golds, 7 silvers and 8 bronze and the team were first on the medal table at the Wado Kai Championship. In over 15 competitions they finished in the top ten every time. The Su-Ha-Ri team has grown in size throughout the year, with more girls taking to the mats, and the team is constantly praised by referees for their attitude.


Senior Team of the Year 2015
Five senior teams will also be at the Awards, all hoping to lift the trophy ! Basingstoke Ladies Hockey Team are one of the candidates but are up against tough opposition .....
Hockey Ladies

Basingstoke Bison Ice Hockey

In 2016, the Basingstoke Bison finally won the EPL crown, their first league title in 23 years and set a new league record 15-16 was set by bison: nine shutouts recorded by goalie.  The side has a number of Basingstoke-born players who have come though the junior system at the club. They continue to inspire others to take up the sport and are the well supported team. The players are role models and often take part in charity evenings, as well as always being willing to talk to the fans, which makes the sport of ice hockey unique in this way.

Basingstoke Bluefins Masters Swimming

Bluefins Masters set a British & European Record for the Mixed 4 x 200 Freestyle Relay at the National Championships in Sheffield. The team of Oliver Espinasse, Spencer Turner, Sarah Adams and Fleur Parker finished clear of the field by over 1 minute. The current standings rank them 1st in the World.

Basingstoke Kickboxing Organisation

During 2016, BKO attending 29 tournaments: Four were internationals. Dublin, Hungary, Belgium and Greece. They won 172 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies including 5 British championships and 2 Grand championships. 37 Adult members of the club have competed this year and they also had four members in the WAKO British team. Two have competed in the European championships where they earnt a Bronze medal. The Club also held five seminars which were opened to other Clubs and have organised Saturday Sparring Sessions to support skill development.


Basingstoke Ladies Hockey Team

Basingstoke Ladies Hockey Team won 10 out of 10 games from Jan-March 2016, played 700 minutes of unbeaten hockey, and scored enough goals to win the league on goal difference and gain promotion to the South Division 2. In summer 2016 members of the first team turned out alongside younger members in the local Ladies Hockey League and three first team members coached the u8/10 players on Saturday mornings. Two of the team represented Hampshire at Youth level and two were also selected to represent South of England at the Inter Regional Masters.

Basingstoke Town Ladies Football Club

Basingstoke Town Ladies FC were winners of the 2016 Southern Region Womens Football Premier League Division and gained promotion into the FA Womens Premier League, despite having only 14 players and 2 coaches. Another success was coming runners up in the Hampshire Challenge Cup to Portsmouth FC. The team had to change home ground and secure a sponsor in order to accept promotion, and reserves are now playing at the Winklebury Football Complex so they can develop to a higher standard.


Previous Winners -
Year Junior Team Senior Team
2015  St Mary's Junior School Sports Basingstoke Ladies Hockey
2014  Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Bison Ice Hockey
2013 Basingstoke Junior Gymnastics Teamgym  Bluefins Masters Swimming
2012          Basingstoke Junior Gymnastics Teamgym          
          Basingstoke & MH Athletics Club (Snr Men)           
2011 Basingstoke Girls Gymnastics Teamgym Bluefins Masters Swimming
2010 Queen Mary's College Tennis Bluefins Masters Swimming
2009 Bison U.14 Ice Hockey Squad Basingstoke Town Reserves FC
2008 Basingstoke Gymnastics Teamgym   Basingstoke & MH Athletics Club (Snr Men)
2007 Basingstoke & NH U.15 Cricket Basingstoke & MH Athletics Club (Snr Men)
2006 Basingstoke & NH U.13 Cricket Basingstoke Gymnastic Teamgym
2005 Testbourne School U.13 Rugby Basingstoke & MH Athletics Club
2004 Basingstoke Rugby Club Academy Basingstoke Town Football Club
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