Posts Tagged ‘Basingstoke Sports Club of the Year’

AMA Sheffield International Karate Competition

Written by Lindsey. Posted in Competition, News

AMA SummaryThe senior squad had a very busy weekend in Sheffield at the AMA International championships. This was one of the biggest competitions many of them had ever been to and they all did really well. Competitor entries for events ranged from 10 to 42, with almost all of the events for the 12-17 age groups having over 30 competitors. Kata events were held on Saturday with lots of the team making the final 6 but no medals this time. A good lesson learnt in what we need to push for. Kumite yesterday included individual sambon and ippon events and teams. The team all fought well, on many occasions our competitors were making the top 8 having won several fights before being beaten in the quarter finals. Well done to all of you who competed for your hard work and great attitude. As always proud to have you representing our club.


Special mention to Katie Dolan for winning a silver in ladies veterans kumite, Emma Baldry and Isabel Bailey for their silver medals in the team event and Edward van Meerkerk and Harry Cronk for their bronze medals in the team event.


Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us Emma Cronk and for supplying the donuts (you know how to make a sensei happy).

Thank you to those of you who kept me freshly supplied with cups of tea and to Zara for letting me steal her chips.

Thank you to my awesome navigator, Jacey, without whom the team would have had no coach. And a final but very large thank you to Mark, Michelle and Katie for helping with the coaching.

On a final note from me, anyone who’s recently heard me saying I’m ready to retire from competitions I’ve come to the conclusion that I was lying. Having to watch and not participate this weekend due to injury was really frustrating! I’ll be back 😉




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Basingstoke and Deane Sports Awards 2015

Written by bryan. Posted in Awards, News

Basingstoke and Deane Sports Awards, Basingstoke Sports CouncilCongratulations to all the members from Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academt who were selected for the Basingstoke and Deane Sports Awards.

Shin Gi Tai had an inspiring evening winning the following categories.

  • Junior Volunteer of the Year – Jess Muller
  • Senior Sportsman of the Year – Mark Nevola
  • Senior Sportswoman of the Year – Lindsey AndrewsProfessional Sports Coach of the Year – Bryan Andrews
  • Junior Sports Team of The Year – Jessica Muller, Edward van Meerkerk, Zara Hughes-White, Izzie Bailey, Kienan Dolan, Zane Sewell, Harry Cronk, Harry van Meerkerk, Emma Baldry, Samantha Butcher, Georgina Butcher, Edward Andrews and Rebecca Halil

Basingstoke and Deane Sports Club of the Year. –

Congratulations to the following club finalists at the awards

  • Junior Volunteer of the Year – Harry van Meerkerk
  • Senior Volunteer of the Year – Paula Clarke
  • Junior Sportswoman of the Year – Jess Muller, Zara Hughes White, Georgina Butcher, Rebecca Halil.
  • Junior Sportsman of the Year – Edward van Meerkerk, Harry Cronk, Zane Sewell, Kienan Dolan and Harry van Meerkerk
  • Lindsey Andrews was also shortlisted by the Basingstoke Gazette for their Sports Personality of the year award.
  • Rebecca Halil, Mark Nevola and Harry Cronk also were chosen to win a Sport Scholarship to Basingstoke Sports Centre and the Aquadrome.

Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts - Basingstoke Sports AwardsWell done to all of us, without the hard work and effort of our members and their families, we wouldn’t be were we are today as a club. You make Shin Gi Tai, what is it.

The Basingstoke Gazette featured us several times on their website

Breeze FM also covered the sports awards

Thanks to Basingstoke Voluntary Sports Council for organising the annual awards and in particular Kevin Laing and Sue Hillyard. Thanks also go to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council for their continued supported and in particular Sue Parker and Amy Sambell.

Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy - Junior Competition team

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