Helen has been involved with the Association as a parent, volunteer, coach and administrator since the 1980’s.  Her official involvement with the Association began in 1989 where she served as the junior competition convenor from 1989 to 2008.

Despite giving up the position as Junior Convenor, Helen continued to serve on the K&MDBA Executive when she was elected Vice President in 2008, a role she continues to hold.

As well as holding a position on the Executive Helen has work for the Association on a full time basis since 2000, having celebrated her 10 year anniversary in 2009.  Helen continues to oversee the management of the junior, senior and daytime ladies domestic competitions, managing a team of volunteers and over 800 domestic teams on a daily basis.

Helen also remains actively involved as a long time coach with the Mt Evelyn Meteors, continuing to volunteer as coach of a boys and girls team each season. With a dedication to development Helen always takes on the younger age teams with the aim of developing the basic skills.

K&MDBA President Malcolm Allison thanked Helen for her years of loyal service to not only the Association but the wider community.  “Helen has been a stalwart of the K&MDBA, always looking out for the best interested of the basketball community, while maintain the integrity of the competition.”

“The K&MDBA are indebted to Helen for her loyal service and we congratulate her on this significant honour,” said Allison.

The entire Association thank Helen for her loyal service and congratulate her on being awarded life membership at the 2010 Annual General Meeting.