Peter’s huge commitment to junior basketball was what saw he instigate the Sherwood Central Venue League in the 1980s alongside his running of 3 - 4 junior teams between 1979 - 86. The start of this league saw the Sherwood league grow as his enthusiasm and effort kept many clubs active and helped start even more meaning at various times throughout its history it was reported as the largest in the country. His magnificent spirit saw him sort fixtures, officials and the collection and distribution of fees amongst other things which allowed a countless number of young boys and girls to take part in the sport which we all love so much.
In 2011 Peter was given the recognition he deserved for his countless voluntary hours as he was added to the Nottingham Sports roll of Honor.
Martin Shaw the Chairman of the Sherwood Basketball league said, “Enthusiasm, a wealth of knowledge and experience, and a desire to see the game taken to as many levels as possible is what the league misses most.”
Since his passing the basketball community especially in Nottingham have paid their respects describing him as, ‘a driving force in the sport’, ‘the backbone of basketball in Nottingham’ and a ‘true basketball legend.’
22 Jul 2021