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Basketball England has announced the appointment of three co-opted Board Members for the next 12 months, as Cedi Frederick, Julie Page and Benny Bonsu all join the body.
“Our three new directors all have a strong background in basketball, and each also brings a new dimension to the Board that will help drive us forward,” Clare Wardle, Chair of the Basketball England Board commented.
“I am delighted to welcome Cedi, Benny and Julie to the Board of Basketball England.”
Frederick enjoyed a successful 17 year playing career which included winning the National Championship with BCP London and representing England’s Senior Men after which he established an international reputation as a coach and player developer.
“I’m delighted and honoured to be invited to join the Board of Basketball England,” Frederick said.
“I hope that my 35-year involvement in this wonderful game as a player, coach, administrator and fan, when combined with my business and Board level experience, enables me to make a positive contribution to the organisation and the game.’
Outside of basketball, in a 40-year career in the public, Not-for-Profit and private sectors, Cedi held a series of senior positions including over 25 years at CEO level in the housing association and charity sectors. Today Cedi is owner and Managing Director of Article Consulting Ltd, owner and CEO of La Nova Group and an accredited Life Coach.
Former GB Senior Women’s captain Julie Page joins Frederick, following a successful career that saw her go from NCAA Division 1 school Eastern Washington to numerous different European sides across Germany, France, Italy and Poland, and representing her country at the London 2012 Olympics.
“I hope to be able to positively influence the women and girls’ journey, of which we have already travelled such a fantastic distance since I was young,” Page said.
“It’s a very exciting time to be a part of Basketball England, I’m looking forward to bringing my knowledge, experience and passion to the table”
Julie is currently working at Bridge College as the Sports and Community Programmes Manager.
Benny Bonsu is an award-winning global sports broadcaster and producer, currently employed as the Head of Women’s Sports for Give Me Sport.
Previously she worked for the London 2012 Olympics, Alibaba (AliExpress LIVE), IMG Euro League, BBC World Service, Sky Sports, MTG Africa, BT Sport, and Matchroom Sport.
Additionally, Benny is a big advocate for professional and youth development in sport, she also created the Girls in Sport Foundation to provide opportunities for women and girls to access any and every sport available and inspire them to think or pursue sports as a career, using the spotlight and the real-life stories of leading women in sport.