Hall of Fame Inductee
Del Harney never played Basketball, but has been an integral part of the game in Rockhampton for many years. She became involved when her sons played with the Falcons Club in the early 1980’s. She is the longest serving Secretary in the history of Rockhampton Basketball being first elected in 1982 and resigning in 2009. Effectively, she served as a full- time Secretary with no remuneration for 27 years.
She has been involved also in Rockhampton Basketball Bingo since its commencement. The bingo is an important part of the funding of Rockhampton Basketball in the QBL competition. Del was awarded Life Membership of Rockhampton Basketball in 1997 and, in the same year, was named “Basketball Australia Volunteer of the Year”.
She received the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and then Basketball Queensland’s “Chairman’s Award” in 2011. No matter what the situation, Del will always find a solution.
With her positive and cheerful disposition in basketball in Queensland for over 30 years, Del Harney is the ideal type of volunteer that the sport needs to survive and thrive; and is indeed a very worthy member of the Class of 2016 of the Queensland Basketball Hall of Fame.