Vale Joy Dundon

Vale Joy Dundon

Basketball Australia is mourning the loss of Joy Dundon, a member of the 1957 Opals who passed away last Friday.

Joy (Maiden name: Sheridan) passed away from complications of a stroke at some stage before 6am last Friday 20th February 2009.

Joy attended the Basketball Australia Hall of Fame dinner in 2007, which celebrated 50 years of the Australian Opals. It was the first time the 1957 Opals team had reunited and the members that attended enjoyed reminiscing and catching up with each other.

Joy was awarded the Medal of Australia in 1977 and was an extremely accomplished woman who raised over $8 million dollars for charity in her life time.

Joy's blazer will go on display at the National Sports Museum Display at the MCG next year as part of the Basketball World Championship display.

By BA Media