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Forber, 68, won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport at this week’s Manchester Sport Awards for his 40 years of coaching and work for the growth of basketball in Manchester.
Talking to the Manchester Evening News, Forber said that despite being one to who tends to shun the limelight, he was honoured to receive the award:
“It is really nice to get the award despite my dislike of the limelight. It’s particularly special because it’s from the City Council. The Amaechi Basketball Centre has had a 13-year partnership with them.
“For the people there to say we deserve to be rewarded means a lot. It’s who gives you the award that really matters.”
Under Joe Forber, the Manchester Magic programme have been a regular fixture in the Final Fours across all age groups, winning 57 titles over the past 10 years, most recently the 2011 Under-13, 14, 15 and 16 titles.
The Manchester Sport Awards are organised by the City Council to celebrate and recognise sporting achievement in Manchester. Read the full article over at the Manchester Evening News.
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