Mea recognised

Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea's first National Basketball Development Officer, Ronnie Mea was awarded the Patricia Ramsay Award 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 honor 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 honor, FIBA Oceania established the Patricia Ramsay Award to recognize and honor exceptional personalities in the administrative field.

Salome Vincent