Hall Of Fame

Frank Angove OAM (dec)

Frank Angove OAM (dec)

The late Frank Angove was one of the finest team managers in the history of Australian basketball. He managed no less than twenty-six South Australian teams and was the manager of the 1962 and 1972 men’s Olympic Games teams as well as the 1974 World Championship team.

He was integral in developing basketballs infrastructure, including the erection of Forestville Stadium in South Australia, the first stadium in Australia built specifically for basketball.

He was an inaugural inductee to the South Australia Hall of Fame and the fourth life member inducted into the Basketball Australia Hall of fame.

After more than 40 years dedication to basketball, he was honoured with an Order of Australia in 1980 for his services to the sport.


- Australian Olympic Committee basketball delegate.

- South Australian delegate to Basketball Australia for 24 years.

- Honorary South Australian State Secretary for 25 years.

- Basketball writer for Adelaide News for 30 years.

- Represented South Australia at Australian Championships - 1946-51.

- Basketball Officer at Melbourne Olympic Games – 1956.

- Assistant Manager of Men’s team at World Championship – 1962.

- Manager of Men’s team at two Olympic Games – 1964, 1972.

- Manager of Men’s team at World Championship – 1974.

- Received Order of Australia Medal – 1980.

- Inducted into South Australian Basketball Association Hall of Fame – 1993.

- First Basketball Association of South Australia Life Member.

- Basketball Australia Life Member.

- Inducted into the Basketball Australia Hall of Fame in 2007.