Eric Callaway (dec)


Initiative and a can-do attitude are the biggest factors when it comes to inventing and establishing new ideas. Eric Callaway had both when he was involved with Basketball NSW.

Eric was the Foundation President of NSW’s Amateur basketball Association in 1939. He was in that role for 15 years until he finished in 1954.

His mindset was always focused on making ideas come to life, and he was instrumental in establishing domestic basketball competitions in Sydney. It didn’t stop there for him as was involved in the establishment of the first interstate basketball competition for the national championships.

Eric was always sure about what he did. Most people would shy away from ideas that may seem impossible. Despite considerable hurdles, Eric was a prime mover in the establishment of the Australian Basketball Union (ABU), the first governing body of basketball in Australia.

After creating the governing body, he was put right into the hot seat as the foundation president. He held the position from 1942 to 1952.

Eric was a patron of the NSW Amateur basketball Association for 25 years ( 1954 to 1979).

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