The Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane Cllr Keith Chapman said: “I am delighted that this forward thinking and proactive club won the (Hampshire County Sports Club of the Year) award against tough competition from other strong clubs across the county. It was very well deserved and is a testament to the hard work of the club and its many volunteers.

The club is a credit to the borough, making a contribution not only in the area of sport but to the local community, for example running self-defence classes and anti-bullying sessions. The council has worked in partnership with the club on various sports development initiatives and great links have been established with schools and voluntary organisations. The club is very highly regarded locally.”