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Sadly earlier this week ex WBA gate keeper and WBA Life Member Ken Benford lost his fight with cancer.
Ken routinely manned the stadium entrance for us over 25 years. Ken initially took over from Bill Kemp (Pat’s Husband) our previous long time Gate keeper after he fell ill in the early 90’s. Ken was not a basketballer, but his kids had been involved for many years so he decided to put his hand up to help. He continued in this role as his Grandchildren came thru the junior ranks.
Ken also helped out with many other roles for the WBA over his time. He officially retired from his position in 2020.
Condolences to his wife Pat and his family, he will be missed.
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Sadly earlier this week ex WBA gate keeper and WBA Life Member Ken Benford lost his fight with cancer. 
Ken routinely manned the stadium entrance for us over 25 years.  Ken initially took over from Bill Kemp (Pat’s Husband) our previous long time Gate keeper after he fell ill in the early 90’s.  Ken was not a basketballer, but his kids had been involved for many years so he decided to put his hand up to help.  He continued in this role as his Grandchildren came thru the junior ranks. 
Ken also helped out with many other roles for the WBA over his time.  He officially retired from his position in 2020. 
Condolences to his wife Pat and his family, he will be missed.

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😔 what a sad day, such a lovely man, always encouraging and wanting to know what I was up to. He will be missed, don't think there will ever be someone like him at the door of the stadium again 😢

So sorry to hear, condolences to ken's family he was an absolute gentleman ❤

So sorry to hear RIP Ken lovely neighbour and great Crows man condolences to all his family ❤💛💙

Condolences to his family will miss seeing him around the town 😥

RIP Mr Benford, such a lovely man. Condolences to the family 💕

Condolences to his family. He was always such a lovely person and would always stop for a chat whenever he seen yoi outside the stadium!!

Sorry to hear. Lovely man who always had a smile and a chat as we went in to basketball. RIP ❤️💛💙

Sincere condolences to the Benford Family. RIP Ken 💙💛❤

Deepest condolences to Pat and family 🌷loved the chats with Ken at basketball ❤️❤️

So sad to hear this will miss see him around

Condolences to all the family ken will be sadly missed 😥

Such sad news 😔 Many memories of growing up seeing Ken many times a week, always asking how you were & talking about his Crows! Condolences to his family.

Condolences to his family

Condolences to pat and family he did a great service to basketball 🏀 gone but never forgotten ❤️❤️❤️🇬🇧

RIP Ken such a wonderfull man and devoted supporter, sending love to his lovely wife Pat ❤️

Very sad to hear. Condolences to Pat & family. Our thoughts are with you all.❤️💙💛

R.I.P. Mr Benford - Was always great to see your smile at the door. Condolences to the family <3

Condolences to the family. I worked with Ken for many years.

RIP Ken. A very good friend. Love and prays to Pat and the family. ✨💖😢💖✨

So sad to hear. Condolences to Pat, Julie and rest of the family. Love Glen And Rod Smith and Steve Williams.💜

Rip uncle Ken condolences to auntie pat n family love ya all big hugs😢😢

I’m devastated to hear this news! Condolences to his beautiful wife and family, he will be greatly missed! ❤️❤️

Our sincere condolences to Pat and his family. x

Deepest condolences Pat and family. Treasure the wonderful memories 💖

Oh that’s sad. I will miss seeing him around. Condolences to the family from the Boundy family.

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Attention all clubs. Training and forfeit invoices were sent out, however, I have just realised the bank information was incorrect on the invoices. I do apologise for this. I have corrected the invoices and resent them out for payment. Each invoice has gone to the club email addresses club@whyallabasketball.

Thank you
WBA Treasurer
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