Yesterday on the Queen's Birthday, Adelaide's Richard 'Dick' Butler was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division of The Queen's Birthday 2018 Honours List.

Richard 'Dick' Butler was acknowledged and celebrated yesterday on the Queen's Birthday of 2018, for his significant service to basketball as a senior executive and administrator, and as an advocate for gender equality in development and competition. 

The Queen’s Birthday Honours recognise the exceptional achievements of Australians on and off the sporting field, and Basketball SA are thrilled to receive notice of the much deserved celebration of Richard's impact on our sport here in South Australia, and nationally. 

Please see below for a list of Richard's achievements, detailing the incredible influence he has had on our great sport of basketball as an administrator.

Service includes:

Basketball Australia:
President, 1986-1995.
Chief Executive Officer, 1997-1999.
Director International, 1999-2000.
Board Member, International Basketball Federation (FIBA), 6 years.
President, Australian Junior Basketball Council, 1981-1986.
Australian Team Leader, 12 Junior and Senior World Championships, 1983-1999.
Life Member.

Basketball SA:
President, 1986-1991; Vice President 1980-1986.
Life Member.

Federation Internationale de Basketball:
Member, Central Board, 1990-1994.
Delegate to the World Congress, 1998, 1993, 1990, 1986.
Member, Competition Commission, 1986-1990.
Member, Junior Commission, 1982-1986.

Oceania Basketball Federation:
Executive Vice-President, 1986-1990.
Executive Member, 1990-1998.

National Basketball League (NBL):
Director, 1980-1997.
Executive Member, 1984-1986.

Adelaide 36ers (NBL)
Founding Chairman, 1982-1984.
Life Member.

Forestville Eagles Basketball Club:
Member, Management Committee, 1972-1982.
Chairman and Director, NBL team, 1980-1981.
Chair, SA Junior Committee, 1980-1989.
Manager, SA Junior Teams, National Junior Championships, 1975-1982.
Junior Coordinator, 1970-1979.

Basketball SA would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank Richard for his tremendous contribution to, and continued support for, the progression of our sport in SA, nationally and globally.

For more information on the Queen's Birthday Honours, please click here.

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