Rae Garland (Otago) | 2015

Rae Garland hails from the Otago Basketball Association where she was recently made a life member for her tireless contribution to basketball in Otago.  Mrs Garland coordinates referees for all club and school basketball, as well as for Basketball New Zealand affiliated tournaments held in Dunedin.  Along with her husband, she officiates over 100 matches every season and assists in coordinating rules sessions from senior level through to a grassroots education programme called Kiwi-Hoops.  For more than 25 years Mrs Garland has crewed the local scores bench and continues to manage it for major fixtures.