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Larry Kestelman to head new NBL Tasmania Advisory Board

Larry Kestelman to head new NBL Tasmania Advisory Board
August 16, 2019

With the National Basketball League (NBL) continuing to assess the viability of a 10th NBL team based in Tasmania, the league’s owner and Executive Chairman, Larry Kestelman, has been named as the leader of a newly formed NBL Tasmania Advisory Board.

The Advisory Board is comprised of prominent business and sporting leaders from both the north and south of Tasmania and has been formed ahead of next month’s NBL Blitz event in the island state.

Explaining the progress toward the 10th NBL team, Kestelman advised "we want to make basketball the number one sport in Tasmania.

“To do that we need to call on the knowledge and expertise of people in Tasmania so we can create a sustainable model for the sport.

“The NBL is a national league and we would like Tasmania to be represented in it with hopefully the issuing of a licence for a 10th team.

“We want it to have a strong Tasmanian DNA from day one and that’s why we need input from leaders of their fields in Tasmania.

“There is still a lot of work to be done but with the support of the people of Tasmania and our advisory board we are confident we can build something all Tasmanians will be proud of.”

Kestelman added that the Advisory Board has the potential to be expanded to include other prominent sporting and business figures.

Thie initial board members are:

• David Bartlett, former Premier of Tasmania
• Steve Old, Chief Executive, Tasmania Hospitality Association
• Luke Martin, Chief Executive, Tourism Industry Council Tasmania
• Chris McCoy, Chief Executive, Basketball Tasmania
• Janie Finlay, Alderman of the Launceston City Council and Chair of the Launceston Tornadoes

The NBL Blitz will be staged across Tasmania from 19th to 22nd September and include games at Ulverstone, Devonport, Launceston, Kingston and Hobart.

Image: Larry Kestelman (centre) with Tasmanian Minister for Sport and Recreation, Jeremy Rockliff and basketball legend Andrew Gaze at the launch of the NBL Blitz last month.

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