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Last Name

Smith

Nickname

Gerry

First Name

Gerhard

Nationality

South Africa

Membership Type

IWBF Africa Administrator

Disability Status

I am Able Bodied

Gender

Male

Language

English

General Info

About Me

I am passionate about the Sport of Wheelchair Basketball!

I have come from a Running Basketball background having been a player and a referee.

I am proud of the fact that when I was awarded my FIBA Referee License in 1996, at that stage I was the youngest FIBA referee in World at that stage.

I have been involved in Basketball for 35 years, and my good friend Charles Saunders introduced me to Wheelchair Basketball about 15 years ago.

I moved over to Sports Administration in 2016 with my position as Head of Marketing for Wheelchair Basketball South Africa.

I served a Team Manager for the Senior Men, Senior Women, and U23 South African National Teams, and eventually I was appointed onto the Board of Directors for Wheelchair Basketball South Africa as the Director of High Performance and Coaching.

I am developing both WBSA’s and IWBF Africa’s Online Learning Platforms, as I am passionate that we develop Africa, so that we can rightfully compete at World events and not just participate.

I am excited for the challenge of Developing the 3×3 Program for IWBF Africa and look forward to seeing this grow!

Technical Official

Techical Qualification

Referee – FIBA

Tournaments - National
  • Supersport Wheelchair Basketball Series
  • Premier Basketball League
Tournaments - International
  • FIBA Various International Tournaments and Games

Team Management

Team Management Experience

National Club Team Manager, Professional Club Team Manager, National Team Manager

Current Club

None

Previous Clubs
  • Kwazulu Marlins
  • Wheelchair Marlins
National Team Management

South Africa (Director of High Performance & Coaching)

Previous National Team Management
  • South Africa Senior Men
  • South Africa Senior Women
  • South Africa Under 23 Men
  • South Africa Under 25 Women.

Player

Experience

Provincial or State Player

Current Club

Retired

Previous Clubs
  • APN
National Team Representation

No