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Basketball SA Life Member: Allan Polkinghorne

Congratulations… Allan Polkinghorne

The Basketball SA AGM was held on 30 May 2021, and we are delighted to announce that at that meeting a Life Member Nomination for Allan Polkinghorne was accepted by the BSA Council. The Life Membership award recognises the long-term commitment of an individual who has made significant contributions to their local basketball community.

Allan has contributed to Basketball since 1955, from a player to official and administrator. To this day, Allan continues to contribute to the referee community within the SA Church Basketball Association.

Allan was nominated for Life Membership by SA Church for his countless volunteer hours to the sport, his exemplary character, and for the positive impact he has made to basketball and officiating over the last 60 years.

Allan has been a stalwart of SA Church as an official and administrator. His first formal appointment being in 1972 on the Rostering Committee of SA Church Basketball Officials Association where he also held positions of President, Vice President and Secretary over the course of his tenure. Allan has trained, assessed and mentored countless referees for basketball and was inducted into the Basketball SA Platinum League of Referees in 2014.

We congratulate Allan on this significant achievement and welcome him to a highly prestigious group of players, coaches, officials, and administrators, who together form a rich history of basketball in South Australia.

Allan’s award will be publicly acknowledged at the Hall of Fame Dinner on 9 July 2021, when we will also commemorate the Life Memberships of Bert Bargeus and Colin Thompson.