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Basingstoke Voluntary Sports Council

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Basingstoke Sports Council is a voluntary sporting organisation with committee members representing the major sports in the area. BSC works 'with and for the local sports community' alongside a variety of partners and primarily the Borough Council.  Its two major events being the prestigious annual Sports Awards plus annual Festival of Sport with German twin town Euskirchen. A wide range of sporting issues are discussed at regular meetings.

Affiliation by local Sporting Leagues, Clubs and partner organisations is strongly encouraged especially in relation to consideration for the annual sports awards or participation in the German Festival of Sport. Full information available via emailing  basvsc@outlook.com

Basingstoke Sports Council has the following objectives -

  1. To represent the collective views and needs of all sport interests in the local area;
  2. To assess, promote and encourage the sporting activities of the area including facilitate the Twinning Festival of Sport and to offer advice and guidance in providing for those activities;
  3. To assist, support and advise on planning and development of sport, health and sporting opportunities in partnership with interested agencies;
  4. To receive and consider reports and recommendations from any organisations on all matters concerning sport and to take such action as the Council may deem appropriate;
  5. To advise and support leagues, clubs, schools, organisations and individuals upon resource and funding issues plus recognise local sporting talent and achievement;
  6. To interact with relevant agencies to provide sport administration and coaching development opportunities for the local community;
  7. To record and disseminate information to organisations and individuals in the area concerning available sporting facilities and activities and maintain an up-to-date record of all local sporting organisations;
  8.  To promote and encourage Sport, health and wellbeing activities and initiatives in partnership with other agencies;
  9.  To promote and encourage Volunteering opportunities locally;  
Basingstoke Sports Council is a valuable resource in the local community, offering support and education for parents, coaches and athletes of all abilities. From a personal point of view, they have been invaluable in organising educational evenings to disseminate up-to-date information on illness and injury causes, prevention and management. They also help to promote the value of exercise for health and well being. ~ Dr Mike Rossiter; Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust & Vice President of The Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine (UK)

Basingstoke Sports Council is a valuable asset to the community with it's ability to bring clubs together under a common goal, support clubs in need of help and allow clubs to establish a network of helpers which is an integral part of the local sporting infra structure. Without the work of the sports council a number of local clubs would not be able to keep running, resulting in a loss of sporting opportunities for a number of people in the Basingstoke area." ~ Jimmy Miller; Contract Manager, Basingstoke and Deane Serco Leisure