First FIBA Oceania Board meeting for new term
GOLD COAST (Australia) - The FIBA Oceania Board have met for the first official meeting of the 2024-2027 cycle.
FIBA President Sheikh Saud Ali Al Thani welcomed the newly elected board that includes, FIBA Oceania President, and FIBA First Vice-President, David Reid, alongside John Carey, Megan Compain, Frank Cruz, Jubilee Kuartei, and Ioane Naivalurua in the online meeting. FIBA Executive Director - Oceania, Amanda Jenkins was also in attendance.
As a new FIBA cycle rolls out, the Oceania Board was presented with a revamped 2024-2027 Operational Plan, alongside a budget for 2024.
The Regional Board heard updates on development activities, including the engagement of the United Nations in Timor Leste, Her World Her Rules program achievements, coach development opportunities in Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) and the installation of an automated camera facility in NMI, the second in the region after Guam.
There was discussion on recent success of the Pacific Games hosted by the Solomon Islands with 3x3 being included for the second time.
“The Solomon Islands successfully hosted the Pacific Games, and we noticed great improvement for our federations across the region, on and off the court, in both disciplines,” FIBA President, David Reid said.
“The Pacific Games play an integral part of the FIBA World Cup qualification process, and it was great to once again have a 3x3 competition played at the event.” In his final address at the Games, Reid said, “3x3 is made for the Pacific.”
The meeting concluded with Board members acknowledging the significant progress made throughout the region in 2023, with a special mention of New Zealand qualifying, and competing at the eFIBA World Championships.
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