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Dandenong Basketball Association: Vale: Charles Ryan
Vale: Charles Ryan
It is with great sadness that I advise of the passing of Dandenong Basketball Association President and Life Member Charles Ryan on Saturday September 3.
Charles contribution to the DBA
and the sport of basketball in Australia at all levels has been outstanding and he
will be very much missed by the entire Australian basketball community.
Charles was also a Life member of Basketball Victoria and his contribution to the sport in Australia over the years has included Board Member and Vice President of Basketball Victoria, member of Basketball Australia High Performance Commission, WNBL Board member, national coaching roles and one of his favourite duties over the journey was to head up basketball court operations at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Charles contribution to the sport was unconditional and his
passion was coaching and he
spent countless hours teaching young basketballers the skills of the game and enjoyed nothing better than to see a young basketballer play at their potential and go as far as they could in the sport.
Charles was an outstanding administrator of the sport and his visionary leadership has been influential in developing the professionalism of the sport at all levels.
and Basketball in Australia has lost a dear friend, outstanding leader and a great man.
The game of basketball, which he
loved so much, will miss him greatly.