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David Reid Elected New President of FIBA Oceania in Zone Assembly

GOLD COAST (Australia) – FIBA Oceania’s Zone Assembly have elected David Reid as the new Oceania President for FIBA's upcoming cycle (2023-2027) on Saturday 6 May in Gold Coast, Australia.

Following his election as the President of FIBA Oceania, Reid has become the first elected member of the FIBA Central Board for the 2023-2027 term. This appointment will take effect after the conclusion of the FIBA Congress 2023.

The Zone Assembly also elected the new board members:

- John Carey of Australia
- Megan Compain of New Zealand
- Jubilee Kuartei of Palau
- Frank Cruz of Guam
- Ioane Naivalurua of Fiji

Newly appointed FIBA Oceania President, David Reid, commented that the Zone Assembly appointments will further assist with driving growth in the region over the next four years.

“It is a privilege to be appointed President of FIBA in Oceania and I look forward to working with the Board and our National Federations over the coming years as we continue to develop basketball across the region,” said Reid. “We have unique challenges and opportunities within the region and l believe we are well-positioned to increase basketball participation on and off the court in Oceania over the next four years and beyond.”

The Zone Assembly was graced by FIBA President Hamane Niang, FIBA First Vice-President Sheikh Saud Ali Al Thani, FIBA Treasurer Ingo Weiss, and FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis.

“The FIBA Oceania Zone Assembly today has been a wonderful collaboration of National Federations, as they came together to plan for the future of basketball development in their respective countries guided by the strategic objectives of the global FIBA strategy,” Zagklis said. “Incorporating the FIBA Plus Fundamentals Workshop, following the assembly, is also a great opportunity for National Federations to capitalize on the resources available to facilitate the progression of basketball across Oceania.”

The 2019-2023 FIBA Oceania Assembly Report was presented to the Congress and highlighted the key achievements of the three main objectives set in 2019: doubling the number of participants, raising the profile of basketball and improving the capabilities of National Federations. Workshops were also organized to give an opportunity to the National Federations members to explore different ways to achieve their goals for the next four years. 

"It feels good to be reunited for the first time since 2019, discussing face-to-face and making up for the lost time. It has been a challenging time for everyone but I am glad we could do it again. A new chapter begins and we are looking forward to it," expressed FIBA Oceania Executive Director, Amanda Jenkins.

The Zone Assembly awarded outgoing FIBA Oceania President, Burton Shipley and Loraine Landon, from Australia the FIBA Oceania Member of Honor, and New Zealand Iain Potter, the Patricia Ramsay Award.

Outgoing FIBA Oceania President, Burton Shipley reflected on what has been achieved in Oceania during his tenure.  “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the committee and all of our National Federations over the past four years and I love the comradery we share,” Shipley said.  “The success of major events in our region is a testament to what we are capable of in Oceania.  I appreciate the work everyone has done across the region as we aim to build, develop and sustain basketball growth across the board.  I am also deeply honored and humbled to receive the Member of Honour award.”