Dick began his first official role as head of the senior match committee in 1978 going on to becoming the Association President for 2 years and joining the board. During this time the Kilsyth Cobras were born. He continued as a board member until his appointment as General Manager in 1998. Dick has been involved at all levels of the association; he began the Basin Wildcats Basketball Club, coached the junior Cobras Boys and Girls, served as a SEABL assistant and team manager and won the Victorian State Title in 1996 with the Under 20 Cobras Boys.
During his tenure as General Manager, Dick has overseen some major projects including; the planning and building of the foyer at the Kilsyth Sports Centre, the development of Club Kilsyth and now Club Ringwood as the best community clubs in Victoria, the re-building process of Club Kilsyth after it was destroyed by fire, the continued growth as Australia largest and best Basketball Association, the usage agreement with Oxley Stadium and the plans to build two new courts at Kilsyth.
The achievements that have occurred over the past 9 years have been extraordinary and as the sport in general has faced challenging times, Dick has led Kilsyth Basketball forward from strength to strength providing financial security of the association and developed the sport for the greater good of the local community.
Dick praised and thanked those that have been involved over the years, “I enjoyed being involved in the sport I love, I will cherish the memories and friendship I have made. I would like to take the opportunity to wish Ruth Woolcock all the very best for future in retirement after 32 years of loyal service to ESD, she leaves a huge hole to fill.”
“I believe Kilsyth Basketball is on a crest of a wave with both domestic and representative basketball and has a bright future with a young enthusiastic person such as Grant at the helm backed by the experience of the KMDBA executive and ESD Board.”
“On a final note I would like to thank ESD for giving me a chance to work in the sport that I love and anybody who has the same opportunity should grasp it with both hands”
Dick will be missed and remember by all at Kilsyth Basketball for the work that he has done and we wish him well in retirement.
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