FIBA announce members of new Safeguarding Council

1. Prince Feisal
(Photo: Jordan Olympic Committee)
AMMAN — The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced the members of the new Safeguarding Council, which seeks to advise and follow up on issues regarding the protection of vulnerable groups amongst basketball players and is headed by the council’s Founding Chairman HRH Prince Feisal bin Al-Hussein.اضافة اعلان

In consultation with Prince Feisal six members were appointed to the council including Slovakia’s four-time Olympian Danka Bartekova, FIBA Americas President Carol Callan, basketball star Astou Ndour-Fall, Romanian Basketball Federation President Carmen Tocala, award-winning journalist Alan Abrahamson, and FIBA Chief Operating Officer Patrick Mariller, with the majority of the council being independent members, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

 “In our ever-evolving world of sport and Olympism, safeguarding principles and standards have become instrumental tools in ensuring that everyone practices, plays and experiences sport in a free and safe way, protected from all types of harm and abuse,” Prince Feisal said.

Ensuring that sport is a respectful and equitable environment for everyone involved takes time and effort and demands decision making that answers today’s challenges and clears the path for the participation of tomorrow’s youth. The proactive steps that FIBA is taking to ensure the sport of basketball is accessible and safe are the right steps forward, at the right moment,” he added.

The appointment of Prince Feisal came during a FIBA Board of Directors which was held at the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball in Mies, Switzerland in April.

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