Zone Press

English Basketball Association

Year – 1998

Editor – Mike Shaft

Picture Editor – Chris Tofalos

Design & Layout – The Late Deno Tofalos

For a time back in the day, I had the great pleasure of editing the English Basketball Association inhouse publication – Zone Press.

It was an absolute joy to be a part of this publication at one of the most exciting times in British Basketball.

Photos included in the end of season Champions Edition include Clive Allen of the Bullets, Robert Youngblood of the Leopards, Vanessa Ellis of the Sheffield Hatters and John Amaechi, then, of the Sheffield Sharks.

A few legendary basketball names from this publication:-

English Basketball AssociationPublisher

KK Mitchell OBEPresident

Director (Competitions)Alan Hodgkinson

Director (National Teams)Maurice Wordsworth

Director (Coaching)Betty Codona

Director (Women)Patricia Fairclough

Director (BBL)Kevin Routledge

Actine Chief ExecutiveSimon Kirkland

Technical ManagerAlan Richardson

Competitions ManagerMark Hannen

National Development ManagerHelen Kendall

Bruce StidhamPhotographer

Pete NortonPhotographer

Rudi DrummondPhotographer

Coach of the YearBilly Mims

Player of the YearPete Scantlebury

Player of the YearJulie Richardson

Fairplay AwardDavid Attewell

BBL Player of the YearEric Burks

Colin IrishPlayer – Solent Stars

Mark ScottPlayer – Solent Stars

Castanada V MangumAwesome Match-Up

Kate LewisReferee


Sunny D 3on3Event

Budweiser ChampionshipEvent

There are numerous other names involved in this magazine but this will have to do for now.

This issue of Zone Press also announced the death of Stuart Solomon who was involved in a road traffic accident on Sunday the 24th May.

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