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By Henry Deacon (@H_Deaconmedia)

The Westleigh has swooped an award double at the Havant Small Business Awards.


The Hawks’ official clubhouse won the Borough’s Small Business of the year and the best pub of the year in a ceremony held at Havant and South Downs College.


MP for Havant Alan Mak praised both The Westleigh and the football club as a whole.


“The Hawks were deserving winners, with the Westleigh growing in popularity as a year-round venue, and the team’s efforts on the pitch galvanising the whole local community.


With leadership from Chairman Derek Pope, General Manager Adi Aymes and Club Manager Lee Bradbury they are role models for how a community football club should operate.”


The reward is testament to the hard work of the staff that work behind the bar at the Westleigh including Scott Armstrong and Wes Garland that attended the recent event.


Scott, who is well known to regular punters and those that visit the clubhouse on a matchday was understandably pleased that the teams hard work has paid off.


“I’m delighted The Westleigh – the beating heart of the Hawks – has won Alan Mak’s top business award after some great performances from our staff and players on and off the pitch.


We’re proud to be at the heart of the community, and this award is great recognition for the work we do with local residents especially young people.”

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