HARTLEPOOL HEAT have struck gold again at the town’s celebration of sport.
The basketball outfit were presented with the Outstanding Club trophy at the annual Hartlepool Sports Council awards.
It is the second time in five years that HEAT have scooped a prize at the event at Seaton Carew Sports & Social Club.
And it should have come as no surprise after the amazing year for the club, which plays out of Manor College of Technology.
HEAT’s sides across junior, female and senior levels, were all in contention for silverware in an exciting season.
The senior side were unlucky to finish as runners up in the Durham First Division and were beaten semi-finalists in the League Cup.
But their U16 team clinched the Durham League and Cup double while the in-form women’s side became league champions with an undefeated run and they were runners up in the cup,
The U14 team won the Teesside League and were runners-up in the cup.
Club captain Anth Robinson, who also coaches HEAT’s U16 side, said: “To be honest, we should have won more than we actually did.
“But overall we had a fantastic season.
“The year before I think we may have over-stretched ourselves, we entered the national cup and we lost players to injury and some who moved away.
“This season we brought the kids through and worked really hard and I think all our sides were in contention for honours.
“Three of our teams reached Durham’s cup finals day which was a fabulous achievement for the club.”