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Hampshire Sports Coach of the Year 2018

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EnergiseMe, Sport Hampshire Coach of the Year 2018At the recent EnergiseMe Hampshire Sports Awards, Lindsey Andrews from Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts in Jays Close won the coveted Hampshire Sports Coach of the Year award against entrants from Football, Sitting Volleyball and Skateboarding.

The Sports Coach of the Year award was sponsored by Energise Coaches who are part of EnergiseMe. There were over 270 nominations from across Hampshire for these prestigious awards split across thirteen categories. Lindsey was the only winner from Basingstoke in 2018.


Sport Hampshire London 2012 Legacy Award Winner.

Written by bryan. Posted in Awards, Press Release

Sports Awards photo Shin Gi TaiCounty Sports Awards Winners Unveiled


The winners of the 2016 Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sports Awards were revealed on Thursday 17th March at the ceremony at Southampton Football Club. 


The event was presented by Kris Temple from BBC South Today, with special guest Olympic Bronze medallist James Foad inspiring the guests during the break. The evening began with Pianist – Nathalie Ryan entertaining the guests while they looked back at a number of projects and campaigns that Sport Hampshire & IOW has been involved with that have all built on the legacy of 2012 including: Project 500, The Hampshire Games, This Girl Can, Satellite Clubs and Workplace Challenge.


Basingstoke & Deane was well represented at the awards with 11 nominations among the 18 award categories and four winners with Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy winning the London 2012 Legacy Award.


IMG_5542Sport Hampshire and IOW say about London 2012 Legacy Award

The London 2012 Legacy Award will be given to an individual/organisation who have used the Satellite Club funding in an innovative and inspirational way to establish a satellite club that has allowed 11-25yr olds greater opportunities to participate in fun, safe and quality sport.

  • Give a brief introduction to the satellite club, explaining why it is exceptional; include examples of outstanding coaches, inspirational participants, overcoming challenges etc.
  • How the club has targeted Inactive Young People.
  • Strategies employed for sustaining the transition into long term participation in community sport.
  • What wider impact has the club has, include personal and social outcomes achieved and partnership working.


London Legacy 2012 Award – Bryan Andrews Head Coach Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts and Dove House School

“We’re really pleased as a club to win this prestigious award. The Dove House Judo club is a first for Hampshire, it’s the first dedicated Special Needs club in the County and we believe the only Satellite Martial Arts Club link with a Special Needs school.

It’s great for those children who are unsporty or those who are not good at team sports. It is also a great way for them to learn high quality Martial Arts from qualified and knowledgeable coaches. We work hard with all the members to help them succeed to the best of their ability. It’s great to have the opportunity to celebrate local success in the County and for the younger kids from our club, seeing all the different competitors at the awards gives them a chance to see what they can achieve of they continue to work hard.


I’d like to thank Sport Hampshire and IOW and in particular Priya Samuel for her unstinting support and our local MP Maria Miller who has been a great supporter of what we do. The British Judo Associations Regional Service Manager Peter Beard helped to identify the source of the funding and in writing the bid itself and supporting us through the entire process and provided funding support as well. The Fighting Chance Project with their Yellow Belt Challenge also played a key role in providing funding to start and keep the club running with new members. Most of all I have to thank each and every child, teaching them is great fun.” Bryan Andrews Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy. 


Becky Wilson  – Head of PE at Dove House School Academy commented “We are over the moon on winning the award and obviously very proud.  Pupils had all their fingers crossed when the nominations were read out and the looks on their faces just showed what it meant to them when the results were given out.  We will return back to school and share our success during assembly. I’m hoping it will inspire yet more attendees to the already over subscribed club.” Maria Miller came to visit us at the end of 2015 to see for herself what a good satellite club looks like.




IMG_5537The annual celebration of sport was hosted and run by Hampshire County Council and Sport Hampshire & IOW and is an annual joint venture between them and the Local Sports Councils & Forums in Hampshire. It is the only county-wide event to publicly reward commitment, performance and excellence across all sports, in coaching, volunteering, participation and performance.

Cllr Andrew Gibson, 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.”

A record number of athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, teams and clubs were put forward to receive an award, over three hundred and twenty nominations. 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.

We were also delighted to launch our first charitable fundraising partnership in support of Allegra’s Ambition, helping young people to improve their lives through sport and nature. Sport Hampshire & IOW is now a registered charity and as a charity will be continuing their work to achieve its purpose of inspiring more people, to be more active, more often across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight promoting sport and healthy recreation and to increase levels of participation in sport and physical activity.  

Allegra’s focus on the impact that taking part in sport has on the lives of young people accords closely with Sport Hampshire & IOW’s culture, philosophy and vision.  

We are very lucky to have the support of BBC Radio Solent and Maximus Media as well as our sponsors for our Sports Awards: local organisations Halo Conferences at Southampton Football Club, Hargrove cycles, Calshot Activities Centre, Hampshire Olympic & Paralympic Legacy, Sport Hampshire & IOW Satellite Club Initiative, Serious Sport, Toucan Design, Better Printing, InTandem Systems, Coaching Hampshire & IOW, Southampton Solent University and Hillcrest Structural Limited.


Basingstoke and Deane Sports Awards

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Basingstoke Sports Awards

Congratulation to our members who took part in Basingstoke and Deane’s 2016 Sports Awards held at the beginning of March at The Apollo Hotel in Basingstoke. This years Sports Awards organised by Basingstoke Sports Council and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council attracted a wealth of talent with competitors from many sports present from all over the Borough.

We had finalists in all the categories that we entered, which was a pleasing result. Our overall results were very good and marked the end of a good year for our Martial Arts club based in Basingstoke.





Bas2016SportsAwards26-min (1) (1) (1)Senior Team of the Year

Winners – Shin Gi Tai Senior Team










Senior Disability Sportsperson of the YearBas2016SportsAwards02

Winner Mandi Miles
















Bas2016SportsAwards01Junior Disability Sportsperson of the Year

Runner Up – Scott Howes 

Winner Cameron Lloyd














Senior Sportswomanof the YearBas2016SportsAwards09

3rd Place – Jessica Muller

Winner – Lindsey Andrews



IMG_7846Sportsman of the Year

Runner Up – Bryan Andrews











IMG_5265Junior Sportsman of the Year

3rd Place Harry Cronk –


Double Clubmark Accreditation

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Mayor at Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts AcademyBasingstoke’s Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy celebrated a double national success with the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, Cllr Dan Putty presenting a National Award to the Club. He was accompanied by Susan Parker and Amy Sambell from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Heather Windust from Sport Hampshire and Isle of Wight. In addition Chris Doherty 6th Dan The British Judo Association’s Regional Technical Officer was on hand, to present another award and to teach a Judo Masterclass.

Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy is the only Sports Club in the Country to have been awarded two Clubmark Quality Accreditations firstly through the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts (Tai Chi and Kung Fu) and also through The British Judo Association (Judo.)

Clubmark is Sport England’s prestigious Quality Kitemark showing that a club provides consistently high quality sports provision to both adults and children. Clubs are tested and have verifiable standards across a number of different areas, but all fall under the four major headings of:-

  • The playing programme
  • Duty of care and welfare
  • Knowing your club and it’s community and
  • Club Management.

Sport England recognises and values the commitment made by sports clubs to develop high quality, welcoming environments for young participants. The development of clubs that encourage young people and adults to take-up sport, improve their talents, possibly play a leadership role and give them the option to initiate and maintain life-long participation in sport is an essential part of supporting the sporting infrastructure in England.

The Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, Cllr Dan Putty said:

“I’m delighted that Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy is the only club in the country to have achieved a double Clubmark award.  It demonstrates that the club is a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages and I hope many more local residents will enjoy the opportunities on offer.  Congratulations to everyone involved.”

In order to gain these accreditations, Shin Gi Tai had had to be externally assessed and audited by people who came in, reviewed policies and procedures to make sure that they are safe, sensible to use and realistic. The external assessors also spoke with the coaches, members and parents  to ascertain their views on the club and what it does well and what it could improve. The roles of the assessor also encompassed challenging coaching lesson plans and actually watching a lesson in progress and asking questions of the coach post class. All of these things help the assessors to determine and ensure that the Club is consistently delivering high quality coaching with properly prepared and qualified coaches. Each awarding body has to complete it’s own assessment, so it was a busy process for the Basingstoke based Martial Arts club.

ClubMark_CMYK 2013

Chris Doherty 6th Dan from the The British Judo Association (BJA) who came along to teach a Masterclass to club members commented

“The BJA regards Clubmark as the minimum standard that clubs should be striving to achieve in their operation of teaching high quality Judo as such it has integrated it into the BJA Club Recognition Scheme. Within Hampshire County there are only four clubs that are currently Clubmark accredited with Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy becoming the fifth.

Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts is a relatively new club to the BJA  and has worked proactively to integrate itself within the BJA’s framework including ensuring that coaches are BJA qualified and that they attend necessary courses and events to help their learning process. In addition the club has worked hard with a Senior Examiner to raise their standards to ensure that all of their members meet the technical standards for their respective grades.

During the past year the club has worked in particular with Peter Beard, The BJA’s Service Manager for Hampshire, to review and test their procedures to ensure that they meet all and in many cases exceed the minimum standards necessary to achieve Clubmark accreditation. 

I’d like to congratulate Shin Gi Tai on achieving Clubmark and look forward to their continued growth and Judo development.”

Once the official presentations were over, Chris Doherty ran the Judo Masterclass for members of Shin Gi Tai. Participants in Judo, Karate and Kung Fu all trained together in the class. Chris ran through a number of different ways to hold ones opponent down and also how to escape from different holds in turn. This was a good lesson from an International level player and coach and one that all the participants learnt a lot from and were eager to go and practice their new skills.

Heather Windust Mayor Bryan and Lindsey Andrews and Chris Doherty 6th Dan BJAIt was announced that in conjunction with The British Judo Association and Sport Hampshire and Isle of Wight subsidising costs that to celebrate the clubs Clubmark success that they would be running a new adults beginners Judo course for 10 weeks at a cost of £25 including a new Judo uniform. For further information visit

Martial Arts Standards Agency British Judo British Council for Chinese Martial Arts – National Governing Body The World Union of Karate Federations Shi Kon Martial Arts British Council for Chinese Martial Arts – National Governing Body

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Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy,
The Annex @ ITT Industries,
Jays Close,
RG22 4BA