Basketball Queensland would like to advise Bronwyn Marshall, the Director and Chairman of Basketball Queensland, has resigned after being elected to the Board of Basketball Australia. Bronwyn was on the BQ Board for 6 years, and in her role of Chairman for 2.5 years. Allan Woodford will replace Bronwyn as Chairman. We would like to congratulate both Bronwyn and Allan for their change in leadership and wish them all the best in their new roles.
Bronwyn had this to say about her departure –
“During my tenure on the BQ Board for 6 years and in my role of Chairman for 2.5 years I have been lucky to meet an amazing group of people who have dedicated themselves to making basketball a great sport for its participants and fans.
As always, I am in awe of the commitment of the volunteers in the Associations and clubs who administer, coach, score, take stats, referee, serve in the canteen etc, etc, because of their love of the game.
It has been an honour to serve on the BQ Board with the other Directors over the past 6 years. I can honestly say that every decision that we have made during that time has been, in what we have considered to be, in the best interest of the sport.
I would also like to thank Graham Burns and his staff for their successful efforts in delivering the strategy of the Board during this time.
I wish Allan, the BQ Board and staff, and the Associations every future success. I am sure I will run into many of you at a basketball stadium at some point in the future.”
We also heard from Allan about how he feels about his change in leadership –
“I’d like to congratulate Bronwyn on her appointment to the Basketball Australia (BA) Board. The solid support she received from other State Associations during the election process is a testament to the high level of regard Bronwyn has established. Bronwyn brings to BA a wealth of sport experience from within and outside of basketball, supported with a State Association perspective that the Board has been so sadly lacking.
Basketball is in a fantastic space at the moment. I’m proud to be elected as Chairman and it’s important that BQ stays focussed on the key areas of Governance, Finance & Strategy whilst fully understanding the operational challenges our sport faces. With the Board and Staff working even more closely with Basketball Australia, Queensland Associations and all various levels of Government and enterprise, I’m sure we will continue to grow basketball from the grass roots up.
It’s a testament to Basketball Queensland and to Bronwyn’s personal attributes that she has been invited onto the Board of Basketball Australia. It will be great to have direct Queensland experience at the highest level of our sport.
I’m honoured to be elected as Chairman of Basketball Queensland at such an exciting time for our sport. Basketball is raising its profile across all levels; local, state, national and international, and now is the time for BQ to do the same – let’s move from defense to offence.
As someone who is actively involved in Basketball each week, I know that we need to further our pursuit of additional facilities, coaches and officials to cater for the solid growth in players wanting to get active and be involved in our sport. With the support of our Associations and Clubs I am confident that we can take advantage of the solid foundation that has been laid.”