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Basingstoke Town Community Football Club join Basingstoke Sports Council

We are pleased to announce that the club have been invited to join Basingstoke Sports Council where Basingstoke Town Chairman Kevin White will sit as the clubs representative on the board.

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.

‘To be invited to join the Sports Council is fantastic, a real honour – I am delighted to represent Basingstoke Town Football Club on the council.’ White said ‘the Sports Awards dinner is a mainstay in the sporting calendar and celebrates all levels of sports in the town so getting the next one arranged is high on the agenda.’ The Sports Council are currently in discussion with Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council to confirm if financial support is still available for this event and hope for a positive decision. If not they will be looking for alternative sponsorship from the business community so the towns great sports people can be rightfully recognised.’

With other events throughout the year, the BSC promote volunteering, arrange sporting activities and use the different sports in the town to work collectively to help people with physical wellbeing.  An event that is current being planned is the annual Basingstoke & Deane Get Active day across the town to help encourage people embrace different sporting activities.  More details can be found here

Chairman Kevin Laing was pleased the club accepted the invite saying ‘we have worked on and off with the club in the past but never really had a solid relationship.  The new Community Club wanted to get involved and see how they can help and we were pleased they have accepted the invite and the enthusiasm and drive of Kevin and the rest of the club will no doubt raise the awareness of what the BSC do and hopefully get more people involved in it.’

To find out more about what the BSC do, visit their website at Basingstoke Voluntary Sports Council, Basingstoke ( plus check out their Facebook page for daily updates on Sports and Health information.