Basketball Queensland’s Narelle Kelly lands coveted Commonwealth Games job
Basketball Queensland’s Narelle Kelly appointed Basketball Sports Manager for the 2018 Commonwealth Games
It was announced earlier this week that Narelle Kelly, Operations Manager for Basketball Queensland has been appointed as Basketball Sports Manager for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
This is a real coup for Narelle who has worked in basketball for over 17 years,
holding positions within the NBL, WNBL, organising national and international competitions and has been the Operations Manager at Basketball Queensland since 2008.
Basketball Queensland CEO Graham Burns CEO couldn’t agree more.
“I am very excited for Narelle to be seconded to this position. It confirms the high esteem in which Narelle is held and recognises her many years of experience as the Operations Manager of the Brisbane Bullets and her detailed understanding of the basketball community nationally and more particularly in Queensland. I know that Narelle will do an outstanding job in putting the basketball program for the Commonwealth Games together, which will undoubtedly assist in showcasing basketball in Australia.”
Anthony Moore, Basketball Australia CEO said “We are delighted that Narelle Kelly has been appointed as the Basketball Competition Manager for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. We are proud that basketball will be shared across Queensland with matches in Cairns and Townsville before the final rounds returning to the Gold Coast. Narelle’s appointment will ensure that Basketball Queensland is well placed to secure a range of legacy benefits that come with hosting a home Commonwealth Games. We thank Basketball Queensland for supporting Narelle’s secondment to GOLDOC and everyone at Basketball Australia looks forward to working with Narelle to deliver a great basketball tournament”.
And Narelle couldn’t be more honoured.
“I was so humbled but most of all very proud to have received such a significant appointment within the sport of basketball and I’m extremely excited about the journey ahead of me,” said Narelle. “
“A role of this significance will carry challenges, however I have a strong relationship with our technical and governing bodies as well as the regions our basketball events will be hosted in.
“I see myself as a part of the much larger team and I look forward to working in collaboration with Basketball Queensland, Basketball Australia, FIBA and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Corporation, and playing my part in building long-term legacy.
Narelle will begin her new role this coming summer and will work until after the games in 2018.
For more information please contact – BQ Head Office – [email protected]