Basingstoke Sports Council

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Volunteer Coach of the Year

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Each year the Local Sports Council provides the sporting community with the opportunity to nominate their coach for VOLUNTEER COACH OF THE YEAR. This award is made to those Voluntary 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.

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Volunteer coaches are a very important part of all sport with countless people giving up their time and experience to assist others. Basingstoke has a wealth of such people with nine excellent nominatons this year. All other coaches should all applauded for the contribution to local sport.

The local sporting community can and are encouraged to make nominations between September 1st and December 1st with nomination details and forms available via the Borough Council Website

Simon Beere (Ice Hockey)

Simon took on the role of Head Coach for the Junior Development Club and is a true leader. He has a great team of coaches that he supports at every level of the club and is a role model for coaches as well as players. Simon has been instrumental in bringing the Buffalo back within the club providing players with a pathway to continue playing ice hockey when they finish the junior program. He also recommends players onto Doug Shepherd Head Coach of the Bison, Basingstoke’s professional team, completing the pathway, which not many other junior clubs have.

Ian Cameron (Swimming)

Ian works with Keone Crockwell and together they coached the Bluefin’s team to 2 European and 6 British Records, along with the team claiming a world bronze medal and world 4th out of 100 teams. The team also won all national titles and are currently unbeaten. Ian also coached the squad that are Hampshire County Champions for the 8th consecutive year where Hampshire also won the regional event. He attended the National Masters Championship, Regional Masters Championships and travelled with the team to the World Masters Championship in Budapest.

Keone Crockwell (Swimming)

Keone works with Ian Cameron and together they coached the Bluefin’s team to 2 European and 6 British Records, along with the team claiming a world bronze medal and world 4th out of 100 teams. The team also won all national titles and are currently unbeaten. Keone coached the squad that are Hampshire County Champions for the 8th consecutive year where Hampshire also won the regional event. He also attended, and swam in, the National Masters Championship along with both coaching and supervising 14 swimmers at the Regional Masters Champion.

Gavin Downey (Karate/Judo)

Gavin achieved his UKCC Level 2 Judo Coaching qualification through the British Judo Association. This allows him to coach at all levels within the sport and to run a Judo club under the auspices of the BJA.   He volunteered as an assistant coach at Shin Gi Tai helping during classes by offering support and feedback to members and teaching discrete sections of classes, and attended several competitions as coach to club members.   From time to time Gavin helped coach Judo at Dove House where he assisted in teaching the class and also ran parts of the lesson himself.

Toby Fryer (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)

Toby attends every class to help make sure the junior team stays one of the best in the country. His presence allows for classes to be split for certain areas so that the best instruction can be given. His enthusiasm and happy coaching style makes him extremely popular with both club members and their parents, and he always conducts himself in a professional but fun manner. In 2017, he supported the Junior Jiu Jitsu team to many gold medals, including the team trophy at Bournemouth Open.

Steve Moria (Football)

Steve led the Hatch Warren Fire under 12 football team in 2017 to win the PHYL League Cup in June. The team lost only one game in the 2016-17 season and won 21 games. Steve’s enthusiasm and dedication to the team enabled every player to improve and play to their full potential. His coaching and guidance led to stronger mind-sets, composure and positive attitudes which then allowed the team to handle various situations, before, during, and after matches. The team won the fair play trophy after a weekend long tournament and this was a testament to how Steve has ingrained positivity and outstanding sportsmanship into all his players.

Michelle Rees (Kickboxing)

Michelle developed club strategy, profile, professionalism, safety and teaching practices, along with being instrumental in organising club activities, tournaments and fund raising. She also developed communication with other clubs and organisations, and has been a key coach for the club, particularly the kids and under 5s class. In 2017, she attended a referee’s course and a WAKO teaching class and will complete her Martial arts teacher’s certificate in 2018.

Coleen Reilly (Taekwondo)

Coleen was ringside coach to Hayden Corby who was selected to be part of GB Taekwondo Fighting Chance Programme and she coached a Bluewave member who was invited to join the British Taekwondo National Poomsae squad. She coached and developed a number of Bluewave students at competitions and built a personal reputation that has encouraged coaches from other taekwondo clubs to request that Coleen is a coach for their students if they were unavailable. She is well known on the competition circuit as a confident, positive and professional coach.

Paul Theodore (Football)

Paul coaches the u16’s at Tadley Calleva Football Club who were winners of the ‘Calleva Cup’. He coaches the team twice a week in fitness and football training and dedicates his time every Sunday to coach the team playing. He arranges friendlies and tournaments and at the Basingstoke Festival of Sport Paul arranged for the team to host members of the German team in player’s homes and arranged a full programme of activities during their stay. Paul’s u16 team were also runners up at Havant Football Club Tournament and participated in the Silchester Fun Run to raise funds towards the Club and hosting of the German visitors.

Volunteer Coach Previous Winnners

Previous Winners - 2016 Ian Cameron & Keone Crockwell (Swimming), 2015 Russell Amos (Rugby), 2014 Marcel Mavronicholas (Basketball), 2013 John Davis (Athletics), 2012 Colin King (Canoeing) 2011 Katherine White (Karate) 2010 Gerry Reilly (Taekwondo), 2009 Andy Compton (Bison U.14 Ice Hockey), 2008 Jonty Spaul (Overton RFC), 2007 Billy Jewers (Basingstoke & MH Athletics), 2006 Mike Tucker (Basingstoke & MH Athletics), No Award in 2003/4/5, 2002 Gary Millar (Overton RFC), 2001 Chris Berry (Basingstoke & MH Athletics), 2000 Anna Fearnley (Storm Netball) & 1999 Graham Watt (Bison Ice Hockey).

 

Volunteer Coach of the Year 2012 - Colin King (Canoeing)

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