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The Breeze are at The Basingstoke Sport Awards this evening and we will be reporting back on the winners throughout the night.

It's that time of year again when sports stars from across Basingstoke and Deane get together and celebrate our successes over the past 12 months.

The glitzy evening is being held at the Apollo Hotel with local sportsmen and women coming together for an evening of awards.

The Breeze are here and looking forward to reporting on the event.

The awards are under way.

Junior Ladies Award:

The winner is Megan Kealy (Gymnastics)

In second place is Danielle Harrison (Ice Skating)

In third place is Shelley Ludford (Judo)

Junior Men Award:

The winner is Bradley Sutton (Modern Pentathlon)

In second place Owen Richardson (Athletics)

In third place Edward Van Meerkerk (Martial Arts)

Senior Ladies Award:

The winner is Lindsey Andrews (Karate)

In second place is Jean Maton (Powerlifting)

In third place is Moira West (Athletics)

Senior Men Award:

The winner is Mark Nevola (Karate)

Second place is Stuart Mogg (Ice Hockey)

Third Place is Kevin McAuslan-crine (Karate)

Senior Volunteer Award:

The winner is Mark Butler (Hatch Warren Runners)

Senior Official Award:

The winner is Gerry Reilly (Bluewave Korean Martial Arts)

Junior Team Award:

The winner is the Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy Junior Squad.

Senior Team Award:

The winner is Basingstoke Bison Ice Hockey

Gazette Sports Personality Award:

Kurt Reynolds (Ice Hockey)

Service to Sport Award:

Len Dunce (Judo)

Volunteer Coach Award:

The winner is Marcel Mavronicholas (Basingstoke Bizzards Basketball)

Professional Coach Award:

Bryan Andrews (Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy)

Club of the Year Award:

Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy

Basingstoke Sports Council, Sports Awards Information:

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 Radio, Destination Basingstoke, Newbury Building Society, AXA Wealth 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 2014 Grant Aid and all other Sports Awards will be accepted between September 1st until December 6th.

The Basingstoke & Deane awards are a great celebration of local talent and dedication.

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.

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