The Basingstoke sports waards were presented this year in March at the Apollo hotel.
We had representatives in the Junior and Senior team, Coach of the year. Ladies and mens champion and junior ladies champion.
There were many sports represented and some excellent athletes with world, European and British champiuons.
The comittee decided that our senior team deserved the trophy this year because of our achivements at so many national and international tournaments including 6 British champions and a European champion among the many competition successes.
Liz also won the senior ladies award. One she thoroughly deserves as she has won many titles this year, is world no 1. Liz is a fighter through and through and will always give her best for her sport and her team mates.
Rob Payne took 2nd place in the senior men after an excellent year winning the British and European championships.
Maggie also had recognition for her achivements and got 3rd place in the Junior female section.
Great work people you deserve these awards for the sheer effort, spirit and dedication you put in to the sport,
and there's plenty more where that came from!!
We have a few people nominated for the Basingstoke sports awards this year.
Liz is up in the senior ladies category
Rob is in the senior mens
George. Coach of the year.
Maggie and Charlotte Junior girls
BKO club of the year and team of the year.
The awards take place on March 1st. so lets hope we do well this year.
Thank you to Aviva who have granted us £1000 for our kids team to enter tournaments.
It has been a policy of ours to raise money for the kids team and to help develop and introduce all the kids who want to compete to tournaments. All the childrens sections at the recent WON tournament were paid for by the club.
Last year we raised £3000 for the kids team entries and this year has started well with this award from Aviva. We also have planned more bag packs etc to raise funds ourselves.
The success we have had with our kids team has meant that we are getting recognition from companies like Aviva, Post office and Persimmons and with their help we have further developed and improved our standard.
Thank you Aviva.