LiveLIVE - Basingstoke and Deane Sports Awards 2014

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  • Annual Basingstoke and Deane Sports Awards evening taking place at the Apollo Hotel.
  • Local sports stars celebrated, with 19 awards up for grabs.
  • Basingstoke Gymnastic Club the big winners, picking up several awards.


That's all for tonight folks. I have to go and interview some of the winners.


To cap off a great night for them, Basingstoke Gymnastic Club win the Club of the Year Award.


Last award of the night now. Club of the Year. Finalists are Basingstoke Bluefins, Basingstoke Gymnastic Club, Basingstoke Wolverines Cheerleaders, Chineham RFC, Chineham Park Running Club, Oakley Bowling Club, Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy, Su-Ha-Ri School of Karate and Summit Judo Club.


Anne Bidmead from Basingstoke Gymnastic Club wins the Professional Coach Award after a great year for the club. They are winning a lot of awards tonight.


Uh oh, James Croker has been given the microphone. Could be up there longer than my esteemed editor was.


Next up is the Professional Coach Award. Finalists are martial arts man Bryan Andrews, Anne Bidmead from Basingstoke Gymnastic Club, Basingstoke RFC's James Croker, cheerleading coach Alison Lee, karate ace Kevin McAuslan-Crine, Basingstoke Sports Centre's Julie Oliver and gymnastics coach Amy Woods.


The Volunteer Coach Award goes to John Davis, who coaches many of the areas top young athletes at Basingstoke and Mid Hants Athletic Club.


Next awards are for coaches. 

Three finalists for the Volunteer Coach Award. Basingstoke and Mid Hants' John Davis, Coleen Reilly for her work in taekwondo and Basingstoke Town Colts coach Paul Waller.


Brian Donegan from Basingstoke Gymnastic Club wins the Service to Sport Award for around 30 years of dedication to the club.


Next award up is Service to Sport. Finalists are Jean Chedgey (tennis), Brian Donegan (gymnastics), Roger Filbey and David Floyd (rugby), Arthur Leaver (football) and Dave Watton (hockey).


The winner of the Gazette Sports Personality of the Year award is Justin Rose following his US Open victory.


Just to remind you, the finalists are footballer Sam Argent, cricketer Dan Coombs, hockey star Alex Danson, rugby player Adam Davies, boxer Matt Goddard, Whitchurch manager Jim Macey, powerlifter Jean Maton, athlete Charlotte Purdue, golfer Justin Rose and Bison star Dean Skinns.


Gazette editor Mark Jones has taken the stage to announce the winner of the Gazette Sports Personality of the Year award. He's giving a speech. This may take a while.


Basingstoke Bluefins Masters Swimming Squad win the Senior Team Award after another stellar year.


Next up is the Senior Team Award. Finalists are Basingstoke and North Hants CC first team, Basingstoke RFC first team, Basingstoke Shin Gi Tai Senior Competition Squad, Bluefins Masters Swimming Squad and Whitchurch United FC.


Basingstoke Primary Girls Teamgym win the Junior Team Award after a year that saw the team win the British Championships.


Finalists for the Junior Team Award are Basingstoke Wolverines Panthers Cheerleaders, Basingstoke Bluefins Waterpolo, Basingstoke Primary Girls Teamgym and Basingstoke Shin Gi Tai Juniors.


Andrew Bailey wins the Senior Official award for his work as a football referee.


Two finalists for the Senior Official Award, football referee Andrew Bailey and athletics adjudicator Ken Littlejohns.


Lynn Brastock wins the Senior Volunteer Award.

Brastock wins for her work organising and growing Basingstoke Parkrun, an event that takes place every Saturday morning.


Next award is Senior Volunteer. Finalists are the Basingstoke Half-Marathon marshals, Lynn Brastock from Basingstoke Parkrun, Mark Butler from Hatch Warren Runners, Chineham Park Running Club's Emma Filmer, Brian Harrison, Siobhan Harrison and Ken Moore from the Basingstoke Bluefins, Su-Ha-Ri Karate's Orla Palmer, Karen Rawson from Basingstoke Gymnastic Club and Basingstoke Town Colts coach Paul Waller.


Gymnast Peter Thomas wins Senior Disabled Sportsperson award after a year that saw him win three medals in his first competition.


Next award is Senior Disabled Sportsman. Two finalists, swimmer James Scott and gymnast Peter Thomas.


James Ketchell is the winner of the Sporting Achievement for men. A pretty inspiring guy.


Gymnast Kristof Willerton wins the Senior and Veteran Men award.

He has been senior British champion for the last four years and last year managed to win the world title.

Runner-up is Mark Nevola, with James Feighery-Murphy third. Good results for the martial artists.


Athlete Ben Hazell has a baby on the way, which is nice. However, it means he may have to retire at the end of the season and get a job. Harsh realities of professional sport.


Senior and Veteran Men are next up. Nominees are athlete Andy Blow, lacrosse player Matthew Baldwin, karate ace James Feighery-Murphy, swimmer Steve Greenfield, athlete Ben Hazell, gymnast Daniel Lannigan, ice hockey player Stuart Mogg, martial artist Mark Nevola, athlete Sam Sleap, gymnast Kristof Willerton and ice hockey player Cameron Wynn.


Next up is the Sporting Achievement Award for ladies, won by triathlete Rachel Hesson, who completed an ultimate triathlon between Marble Arch and the Arc de Triumph.


The Senior and Veteran Ladies Award goes to Lindsey Andrews.

The karate ace won every national and international competition she entered, winning two gold medals at the world championships.

Runner-up was powerlifter Jean Maton, with swimmer Fleur Parker third.


We've just heard from fencer Leonora Mackinnon, who has chosen to represent Canada, citing a lack of support from the British federation.


Next up is the Senior and Veteran Ladies Award, which is going to be presented by my colleague Graham Merry.

Nominees are karate ace Lindsey Andrews, triathlete Rachel Hessom, rugby player Devon Holt, fencer Leonora Mackinnon, powerlifer Jean Maton, swimmer Michelle Matson, swimmer Fleur Parker, rugby player Abbie Parsons, swimmer Zoe Sadler, athlete Moira West and gymnast Zanna Woods.


Junior School is won by St Mary's Church of England Primary School, with Dove House School Academy taking the Secondary School prize.


Next award is Sporting School.

Primary School nominees are St Mary's Church of England Junior School and Winklebury Junior School.

Secondary School nominees are Bishop Challoner Roman Catholic Secondary School and Dove House School Academy.


The Junior Volunteer Award goes to Alice Weaving, a coach at Queen Mary's College.


Next award is Junior Volunteer. Nominees are Andrew Butler (football), George Cotterell (rugby), Sian Reilly (taekwondo), Alice Weaving (football) and Poppy White (gymnastics).


The winner of the Junior Men Award is athlete Owen Richardson.

Richardson finished 2013 as the number one ranked under-15 300m runner, having set a new national record in winning the indoor championships.

Runner-up is Luke Burywood, with Bradley Sutton third.


The next award is the Junior Men Award. Nominees are judo star Harrison Brown, sailor Luke Burywood, golfer Ben Bushnell, karate star Harry Cronk, rugby player Isaac Curtis-Harris, fencer Edgar Hornby, karate star Sibi Kumara, martial artist Edward van Meerkerk, athlete brothers Myles and Owen Richardson, swimmer John Slater, modern pentathlete Bradley Sutton and skier Laurie Taylor.


The winner of the Junior Disabled Sportsperson is Skye White, who claims the award for a fifth successive year.


Next up is the Junior Disabled Sportsperson Award. Nominees are swimmers Ciaran Kelly and Tom Want and gymnast Skye White.


The winner of the Junior Ladies award is Danielle Harrison.

The skater is ranked number one in the UK for her age-group and, at 14, is the youngest member of the National Ice Skating Association's performance squad.

Runner-up was Kierra Barker, with Jessica Muller third.


Nominees are tennis star Esther Adeshina, karate ace Emma Baldry, athlete Kierra Barker, table tennis player Amy Blagbrough, gymnast Freya Baldwin, figure skaters Tallula Corbett and Danielle Harrison, judo ace Shelley Ludford, karate stars Jessica Muller and Cristy Nash, modern pentathletes Hannah Parker and Jessica Sutton and gymnasts Yasmin Taite and Skye White.


Right, the serious stuff is about to start. The first award up is the Junior Ladies.


Pudding time! Join me again in a few minutes.


We're currently hearing from James Ketchell, who decided to recover from a major motorcycling accident by climbing Mount Everest, rowing the Atlantic and cycling around the world. Amazing guy.


Another six people have been awarded scholarships by the Basingstoke Community Leisure Trust. This allows them access to the facilities at Basingstoke Aquadrome, Tadley Swimming Pool and Basingstoke Golf Centre.

They are: Hannah Parker (modern pentathlon), John Slater (swimming), Ben Bushnell (golf), Steve Greenfield, Zoe Sadler, Michelle Matson (all swimming).


Six sportspeople have been awarded scholarships at Basingstoke Sports Centre. They are: Andy Blow (athletics), James Feighery-Murphy (karate), Cristy Nash (karate), Isaac Curtis-Harris (rugby), Abi Parsons (rugby) and Zanna Woods (gymnastics).


We've been told that 12 of the sportspeople here tonight have been nominated for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight awards in April.


Around 80 sportspeople have been awarded Grant Aid by Basingstoke and Deane this year, each of them getting somewhere between £40 and £120.



Have your say on tonight's events by using the comment box below or #bstokesportsawards on Twitter.


No awards have been handed out just yet. We're currently awaiting the arrival of our main course.


Good evening and welcome to live text coverage of the Basingstoke and Deane Sports Awards 2014 from the Apollo Hotel.


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