- Created: 01 August 2013
- Published: 01 August 2013
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Our Borough is fortunate to have a very strong sporting community, which is often demonstrated in competition. Basingstoke Voluntary Sports Council, Basingstoke Borough Council, Basingstoke Sports Trust, Basingstoke Community Leisure Trust, Breeze FM, Destination Basingstoke, Ark Cancer Charity, Basingstoke Deane Rotary and Basingstoke Gazette all play a big part in recognising and supporting this at the annual Sports Awards. The annual Sports Awards are coordinated by Basingstoke Sports Council and are kindly hosted by the Apollo Hotel. The awards ceremony celebrates the achievements of clubs, teams, coaches, officials and individuals involved in sport locally.
The Borough Council allocate funds for Grant Aid for the support and development of local sportsmen and women. The Basingstoke Sports Trust and Basingstoke Community Leisure Trust also award Scholarships to a selection of top athletes, which provide them with access to facilities and a personal trainer at the Sports Centre or Aquadrome. Everyone who applies for grant aid is automatically considered for the annual sports awards.
The Sports Awards, Grant Aid and Scholarships schemes produce a coordinated approach to provide support for the local sporting community. Applications for Grant Aid and all other Sports Awards are accepted between September 1st until December 3rd each year.
The Basingstoke & Deane awards are a great celebration of local talent and dedication. Past details of winners are available on each category page within this website. Given the wealth of talent and dedication in the local sporting community, a special Mayor's Reception is also arranged to recognise other individuals, youth teams and volunteers who do not make the Apollo event.