PNG basketball official recognised

Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea’s first National Basketball Development Officer, Ronnie Mea, has been awarded the Patricia Ramsay Award.

This is in recognition of his administrative skills and overall contribution to the growth of basketball in PNG.

Mea, the current Regional Manager of the PNG Sports Foundation, attended the 2019 FIBA Oceania Assembly on 4th May at the Voco Hotel, unaware of the honour about to be given to him.

He said it was a pleasant surprise and an honor to be given this award.

FIBA Oceania Executive Director David Crocker lauded Mea for his contribution to the sport in the region, saying he deserves this recognition because of his work, contribution and passion for PNG basketball.

Patricia Ramsay is the wife of FIBA Oceania Founder Al Ramsay.

In her honour, FIBA Oceania established the Patricia Ramsay Award to recognise and honour exceptional personalities in the administrative field.

Press release