L to R: AIB Board Member Michael Cedar, BQ CEO Graham Burns, AIB CEO Joel Khalu and BQ COO Josh Pascoe announce the new partnership in Brisbane.
Australian Indigenous Basketball (AIB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Basketball Queensland (BQ), the governing body for basketball in Queensland, with a view of partnering on activities that increase the participation of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in sport.
It’s the first MOU executed by AIB with a state sporting organisation and outlines the mutual recognition of each organisation.
Joel Khalu, AIB Chief Executive Officer, said, “This landmark agreement between AIB and BQ supports the development of activities and community engagement in Queensland, while increasing the opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to get involved in our great game.”
“With 35 affiliated member associations and over 38,000 players, coaches and officials, we are proud to be partnering with an organisation of this scale who are committed to promoting Indigenous inclusion.”
“Basketball Queensland have already offered support towards our National Tournament that will be taking place in Cairns next week and that’s a fantastic indication of their commitment to collaborating with AIB.”
BQ Chief Executive Officer Graham Burns also welcomed the new partnership.
“This MOU will form an integral part of our new BQ Indigenous engagement strategy that we’re currently developing,” Mr. Burns said.
“BQ want to make a positive impact across Indigenous communities in Queensland by working with AIB to encourage and support more Indigenous players, coaches, referees, officials and volunteers.”
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