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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sports Awards

The 2016 Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sports Awards will be taking place on Thursday 17 March 2016 at Southampton Football Club. Nominations are due to open on Tuesday 24 November 2015.

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sports Awards is a joint venture between Hampshire County Council and Sport Hampshire & IOW with support from the local sports councils and forums in Hampshire. It has a reputation for being the only county-wide event to recognise commitment, performance and excellence across all sports.

More than two hundred and forty athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, teams and clubs were put forward to receive an award. The high number of entries underlines not only the strength in depth of sporting talent in the county, but also the commitment and dedication of the unsung heroes – the coaches, volunteers and officials - who work tirelessly behind the scenes to help local athletes, teams and clubs succeed.

Cllr Keith Chapman, Executive Member for Culture and Recreation of Hampshire County Council commented: "The annual Hampshire & IOW Sports Awards are a fantastic way to celebrate the amazing achievements and efforts of our sporting community. Opportunities to recognise the people who dedicate themselves to sport, both participants and those who make sport happen, are often very few at a local level. All the nominees and winners should feel very proud of their achievements and their impact on so many in the local community."

See the full list of 2015 winners.

The shortlisted candidates were:

Junior Sportsman

Andrew Douglas, Athletics, Eastleigh

Bradley Sutton, Modern Pentathlon, Basingstoke

Edward van Meerkerk, Karate, Basingstoke

Junior Sportswoman

Katie George, Cricket & Football, Test Valley

Ebonie Jones, Boxing, Portsmouth

Megan Kealy, Gymnastics, Basingstoke

Junior Disability Sportsperson - sponsored by Toucan Design

Warren Clark, Golf, Test Valley

Arthur Morley, Swimming, Fareham

Ian Payne, Wheelchair Tennis, New Forest

Senior Sportsman

James Foad, Rowing, Southampton

Edgar Hornby, Epee Fencing, Basingstoke

Joe Marchant, Rugby, Winchester

Senior Sportswoman

Emily Hewitt, Canoeing, Eastleigh

Samantha Rees-Clark, Kayaking, Hart

Kelly Simm, Artistic Gymnastics, Eastleigh

Senior Disability Sportsperson

John Brooker, Sailing, East Hampshire

Alex Hammond, Cricket, East Hampshire

Shane Pletts, Squash, Eastleigh

Masters Sportsperson

Marina Cornwall, Powerlifting, Eastleigh

Brian Tubb, Hockey, Eastleigh

Outstanding Personal Achievement - sponsored by InPrint

Bill Budd, Cycling, East Hampshire

Gavin Downey, Judo & Karate, Basingstoke

Isaac Fitzgerald, Football, Southampton

Scott Gilmour, Cycling, Test Valley

Junior Team

OT's & Romsey Under 15’s, Cricket, Test Valley

Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy, Basingstoke

Sparsholt College U18's, Football, Winchester

Senior Team - sponsored by Halo Conferences

Aldershot Farnham & District Athletics Club Ladies Cross Country & Road Running, Rushmoor

Basingstoke Senior Mixed TeamGym, Basingstoke

Basingstoke Bison Men’s EPL, Ice Hockey, Basingstoke

Participation Coach - sponsored by Coaching Hampshire & IOW

Adam Dominey, Squash, Isle of Wight

Richard Osborne, Sitting Volleyball, Portsmouth

Rory Simpson, Handball, East Hampshire

Performance Coach - sponsored by Coaching Hampshire & IOW

Graham Hurrell, Badminton, Winchester

Graham Pople, Swimming, Portsmouth

Keith Richardson, Gymnastics, Eastleigh


Ross Murphy, Football, Eastleigh

Gerry Reilly, Taekwondo, Basingstoke

Steve Snodden, Athletics, Basingstoke

Club - sponsored by Serious Sport

Swallows Trampoline Club, East Hampshire

Trojans Hockey Club, Eastleigh

London 2012 Legacy Award - sponsored by Hampshire Olympic & Paralympic Legacy

Hordle CE Primary School, New Forest

Norwood Primary School, Eastleigh

St. Martin’s CE Primary School, Basingstoke

Junior Volunteer - sponsored by Calshot Activities Centre

Sophie Collins, Equestrian, Eastleigh

Chloe Foster, Trampolining, East Hampshire

Jessica Muller, Karate, Basingstoke

Senior Volunteer - sponsored by Hillcrest

Su Killeen, Gymnastics, Gosport

Andy Moore, Rugby League, Eastleigh

Steve Willoughby, Skateboarding & Cycling, Winchester

Service to Sport - sponsored by Hampshire County Council's Executive Member for Culture, Recreation and Countryside

Ian Byett, Athletics, Basingstoke

John Carter, Football, Havant

Len Dunce, Judo, Basingstoke

Colin Greetham, Cricket, Bowls & Football, East Hampshire

Sports Awards Winners 2015


Amy Bennett
Sports Awards Co-Ordinator
01962 846032

Sharon Robertson
Sports Development Manager
01962 845021