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North Zone Basketball elects new Commission
Five new persons have been elected to manage the North Zone Basketball Commission (NZBC) for the period 2011-2013 during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Thursday at the LOC Conference Room at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo. The five executives are – Sgt. Barry Stewart of the Defence Force, basketball coach Ralph Henry, Police officers Arnold Thomas and Ajene Balewa and basketballer Patrice Edwards. The positions to be filled are - chairman, vice chairman, secretary, assistant secretary and treasurer.
The incumbents were Jamal Duke (chairman); Keith Clement (vice chairman), Nekeisha Alfred (secretary), Jinelle Charles (assistant secretary) and Kerron Marson (treasurer).
Jamal Duke - Former North Zone Chairman. NB: The five persons with the most votes formed the Commission. Earle Noel, former vice president of the National Basketball Federation of T&T was the returning officer. Meanwhile, Clement, who has been an administrator of the Zone for the last ten years, did not stand for re-election. A release on the Super10basketball.com stated that Clement did not stand for re-election because of his recent appointment as a FIBA Commissioner which means working for the overall development of basketball in the country and FIBA Americas region.
Clement arguable the most successful women’s coach in T&T’s history said: “I want to focus on the general technical development of the sport in T&T and making the Super 10 Basketball League bigger and better in the future. I wanted to see other persons come forward and make a contribution to our basketball and that has been achieved”. The clubs that participated in the meeting were: Beetham Raptors, veterans, Caledonia Clippers, Starker Nets, Macoya Forum, Defence Force, Diego Martin Martin All Stars, Republic Bank Arrows, National Flour Mills, TSTT, Pistons, Courts Horizon, Crusaders, Off Limits and Trailblazers.
How the voting went
Patricia Throne – 7 votes
Barry Stewart – 20 votes
Ralph Henry – 14 votes
Arnold Thomas – 17 votes
Ajene Balewa – 18 votes
Patrice Edwards – 18 votes
Jamal Duke – 12 votes
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