IWBF Executive Council Member and CLME Chair, Francisca Ravestein, has been promoted to Officer within the Order of Orange Nassau for her contribution to nationwide and worldwide basketball. She was introduced with the accompanying decorations by Jaap Smit, King’s Commissioner in South Holland. In that province, Ravestein was mayor of the municipality of Pijnacker-Nootdorp from 2014 to early 2022. She was already a Member (1998) and Knight (2002) within the Order of Orange-Nassau.
Vice-President Frank Berteling attended the assembly on behalf of the Dutch Basketball Association. Ravestein was chairman of the NBB from 2010 to 2020 and was appointed Member of Merit of the affiliation final yr. Since 2014, she has been a board member of the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation, a place she nonetheless holds.
During her presidency, a lot of main basketball occasions have taken place within the Netherlands, together with the 2012 Women’s U17 World Cup, the European Championship 3×3 (2017), the World Cup 3×3 (2019) and the Women’s European Wheelchair Basketball Championship (2019).
IWBF President, Ulf Mehrens, congratulated Francisca saying: