Maddock honoured in Australia Day awards

Maddock honoured in Australia Day awards

Former Basketball Australia President and Boomers legend John Maddock was among those honoured on Australia Day, becoming a member in the Order of Australia (AM).

Mr Maddock received the honour for his significant service to vocational education and training, and to the sport of basketball – where he helped shape the sport at the state, national and international levels

Mr Maddock represented Australia at two World Championships (1974 and 1978) and donned the green and gold for the Australian Boomers at the 1974 Montreal Olympic Games.

However, it was beyond the court where Mr Maddock has his greatest impact on basketball, serving as the President and Chairman of Basketball Victoria between 1990 and 1998, leading into taking on the role of President of Basketball Australia in 1997.

A BA board member since 1992, Mr Maddock led the sport’s governing body for more than a decade, also serving as the basketball’s delegate to the Australian Olympic Committee.

On the international stage, Mr Maddock served as Australia’s FIBA delegate and currently still serves on the FIBA International Competitions Committee and has been a FIBA Oceania board member since 1998.

Basketball Australia would like to congratulate Mr Maddock on receiving this prestigious honour and extend our gratitude for his years of service to basketball. 

BA would also like to take his opportunity to congratulate Australian Paralympic Committee President Mr Greg Hartung on receiving the Order of Australia (AO).