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Al Ramsay (Australia)
Born on March Wednesday, 1924, in in Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia.
Nationality:
Australia

Enshrined as a contributor in the FIBA Hall of Fame on September Tuesday, 2009.

Highlights

  • One of the all-time greatest and longest-tenured voluntary workers/executives in Australian sports and perhaps in basketball history
  • Diploma of Physical Education at the Sydney Teachers College in 1948
  • Bachelor of Science at the McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1952
  • Master of Education at the University of Sydney in 1967
  • Secretary of the New South Wales Basketball Association: 1955-1964
  • Secretary of the Australian Basketball Union: 1963-1977
  • Founder of the Oceania Basketball Confederation (current FIBA Oceania) in 1967
  • Secretary General of the Oceania Basketball Confederation: 1967-1997
  • President of the Oceania Basketball Confederation: 1997-2002
  • Member of the FIBA Central Board for 25 years
  • In 2004, Ramsay authored 'Dunked - Australian Basketball Revealed', a 300-page book on the history of the game in his country

Distinctions & Recognitions

  • Life Member of the New South Wales Basketball Association in 1965
  • Life Member of the Australian Basketball Federation in 1976
  • Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1980
  • Fellow of the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation in 1982
  • Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1998
  • Australian Sports Medal in 2000
  • Life President of the Oceania Basketball Confederation in 2001
  • Honorary Member of FIBA in 2002
  • FIBA Order of Merit in 2002
  • Inaugural Inductee of the Basketball Australia Hall of Fame in 2004
  • In July 2006 the Basketball Australia Hall of Fame Honours Committee decided to promote Al Ramsay's Hall of Fame status to 'Legend', the first elevation of its kind
  • In addition, the winners of competitions between Australia and New Zealand are now awarded the Al Ramsay Shield, while winners of the Men's Pacific Island Tournaments clinch the Al Ramsay Trophy