Fiona Harris Head CoachFiona Harris has been part of Basingstoke Synchronised Skating since it began over 25 years ago, firstly as a skater then assistant coach before taking over has head coach 10 years ago. At Basingstoke we have had National Champions in Novice, Junior, Senior and mixed age categories and have attended many international competitions as well as several Junior and Senior World Synchronised Skating Championships.
Nadia Smith Coach
Nadia began skating in 1988 at Basingstoke, when the rink opened, then joined her first synchro team, or Team Skate as it was known then at the age of 8, Since then she has been a part of the Synchronised skating squad at Basingstoke. She is a level 9 skater and a level 2 qualified coach, qualifying in 2010 and teach free and synchro.
Her synchro life has taken her all over the world competing internationally for Great Britain, qualifying and representing GB in 4 World Synchronised Skating Championships with her senior team, Storm.
Imogen Martin Trainee Coach
Imogen has represented Basingstoke Synchro, she was apart of team Storm who skated for GB at World Synchronised Skating Championships, and has now started her coaching qualifications.
June Piper Team Manager
June has been involved with synchro for about 15 years and has been Team Manager for over five years. June helps organise the competitions, galas, and other team events. She also acts as a chaperone and the the point-of-contact for parents when away at competitions. June also takes day-to-day responsbility for collecting subscriptions, competition fees and other club funds. She will usually be found on her 'perch' in the main rink changing area during team practices.
Responsible for all administration including welcoming new starters and ensuring they have completed the relevant forms, issued with kit and know where they should be and when. Advising Treasurer of new starters. Collecting competition and other fees. Chasing non-payment. Sending out communications on all club issues to the membership. Arranging AGMs and committee meetings. Manging teams during competitions and ensuring the competition kit gets to/from events. Supporting fundraising events. Point of contact for the club for all issues that fall outside the Coaches' remit.
Chris Fenlon Club Chairman
Chris skates for our adult team Ice Age and has been apart of them since the club formed an adult team in 2010.
Responsible for the governance of the Club. Liaison with other relevant bodies (e.g. other clubs at Basingstoke ice rink, NISA). Running the club meetings. Ensuring committee members are acting in the interests of the membership. Dealing with any club issues or complaints.
Ailsa Wiggans Parent Rep, Club Welfare Manager (CWO) & Fundraising
Ailsa’s daughter has been in a Basingstoke team since 2014 and through this Ailsa has developed a love for synchronised skating and bling. She is responsible for safeguarding and for fundraising and can be found at the rink on Tuesdays before and during synchro, and on Saturday mornings.
Responsible for writing funding requests and proposals to those with 'pots' of money. Liaising with any organisations that can help us financially. Ensuring any fundraising does not contradict with the club ethics and values. Supporting other fundraising activities organised by the fundraising team. Acting as the point of contact for all Safeguarding issues and must have Safeguarding training.
Alison Clark Team Representative and Wardrobe
Alison has been a part of BSSC for 7 years skating for our Ice Age Adult Team. As the Team Representative Alison is your go to person for anything you want raised at the committee meetings. She can be found at the rink on Tuesday evenings for the Adult Team practise or drinking tea at Saturday morning patch.
Responsible for ensuring all kit is clean, repaired, fits the individual and looks good. Prepares all competition kit for all teams for all competitions. Advises the Coaches what kit we have as required and organising the costumes for the season ahead. Arranges and leads blinging/repairing sessions as required. Advises the committee if they feel some of the kit needs replacing. Washes all the competition costumes and tights and prepares them for competition. The current Wardrobe member stores all the kit but alternative storage solutions have been found and this will not be the case moving forward.
Sharon Digweed Club Treasurer
Managing all the financial aspects of the club. Creating annual financial statements for the AGM and answering any questions on this. Managing the income and expenditure advising the committee on the financial status of the club. Reconciliation of the bank accounts and advising the Team Manager/Secretary of any non-payments. Researching and arranging all the logistics for competitions. Organising insurance and NISA membership. Booking and paying for coaches, external coaches (e.g. for workshops), ice time and off ice venues. Ideally should have a professional finance background.
Emma Huskisson Parent Rep
Emma's daughter skates in both Snowstorm and Black Ice.
Clare James Web and Social Media Admin
Clare has skated for our adult team Ice Age for 4 seasons. As our web and social media admin she works to keep the club present online across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as well as adding any clubs news to the website.
Creation and maintenance of the web presence for the club ensuring legislative and safeguarding compliance. Ensuring the information contained, including all the policies, are up to date and accurate. Advice on any IT issues to the committee. Putting up pictures in the gallery.