NWBL names 2007 life members

NWBL names 2007 life members

The National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) is pleased to announce that the following persons were elected as NWBL Life Members on Thursday, April 12 during the Annual Council Meeting. Troy Andrew               Adelaide Thunder Ross Dewell                 NSW David Gould                Adelaide Thunder

The National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) is pleased to announce that the following persons were elected as NWBL Life Members on Thursday, April 12 during the Annual Council Meeting.

Troy Andrew               Adelaide Thunder

Ross Dewell                 NSW

David Gould                Adelaide Thunder

Graham Gould            Adelaide Thunder

Tim Maloney               Adelaide Thunder

Greg Love                    SA

Don Perriman             VIC

Richard Oliver             Adelaide Thunder/SA

Collectively they could be described as the “Class of 1988”, the year the league started. Three were with the League from 1988 until 2002 when Adelaide withdrew. The remaining five were there at the start and will be back in Season 2007.

All of the eight were present in Atlanta in 1996 at the Paralympic Games when Australia won the Gold Medal. Troy, David, Tim and Richard as players. Greg and Ross as referees and Don as a classifier. Graham was part of the Australian support team and was bench side

Each of the nominees has given meritorious service to the NWBL or a NWBL Club(s) for a period greater than the described time.

Andrews          Troy – Player: He played with Adelaide from 1988 to 2002. Troy spent most of his career in the Adelaide opening five. He played in 6 winning NWBL grand finals.

Dewell             Ross – Referee and referee’s coach:

                        Ross has refereed each year in the

NWBL since 1988. He has officiated in many NWBL grand finals. Over the last ten years Ross has given back to the NWBL and the sport generally in the area of referee’s education.

Gould               David – Player: He played with Adelaide from 1988 to 2002 then other clubs in 2003 to 2006. David has played in 6 winning Grand Finals. He is back with Adelaide in 2007.

Gould               Graham – Manger and/or Team assistant:  He was with the Adelaide Club for 15 years, 1988 to 2002

Maloney          Tim – Player: He played with Adelaide from 1988 to 2002 and over the last 4 years with Wollongong. Tim has played in 7 winning Grand Finals. He is back with Adelaide in 2007.

Love                 Greg – Referee, Technical and Executive Member: He has been involved with the NWBL since 1988. Greg refereed from 1988 to 2001 officiating in many NWBL grand finals. In addition he has been the referee’s administer since 1990. Greg joined the NWBL Executive Committee in 1990 serving each year since and is the current NWBL Commissioner.

Perriman         Don – Classifier, Referee and Foundation Executive Member: He has been involved with the NWBL since the first year of the League in 1988. Don refereed from 1988 to 1991 and has been head classifier since 1988. Don joined the NWBL Executive Committee and served in all Executive Committees. He was the first Commissioner in 1988 and 1989. Later he returned and served as the Commissioner for a further 10 years.

Oliver              Richard – Player, Coach and Foundation Executive Member: Richard was involved with the NWBL since the first Year of the League in 1988 as a player, coach and Executive Member. He was Commissioner for 2 years. He played with Adelaide from 1988 to 2002, always as captain and for most years as coach.

Awards to the eight will be made at appropriate times during Season 2007.