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New Zealander Burton Shipley Named as Vice President of FIBA

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The new Vice President of FIBA, one of the biggest sporting bodies in the world, is New Zealander and Canterbury Rams’ alumni Burton Shipley.

This promotion within the highest order of FIBA’s top table comes after a resoundingly successful FIBA World Cup in September, of which Shipley was Chairman of the Local Organising Committee. Shipley has also been appointed to as a Board Member of the International Basketball Foundation, which is used to create and support social and humanitarian development programmes.

Shipley is based in Auckland.

You can read more about the appointment and Shipley’s view on the current state of basketball in New Zealand, in this feature article (free for media use):

Media Contact: Joe Wallace, Communications Manager Basketball New Zealand. P: 021 246 4814. E:

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