26 October, 2023

Tribute to Keith Kershaw

British Wheelchair Basketball are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Keith Kershaw, who dedicated a significant amount of his time to the sport domestically and internationally.

Ian Pursglove, current BWB Officials Appointments Officer, paid tribute:

“Keith was an active and well-respected member of the wheelchair basketball family and his passing will leave a big hole not only in the West Midlands but across the country. Keith a well-loved International Referee, refereeing in Atlanta 1996 as well as being a BWB Referee for over 30 years which is what many people will know and love him for.

“Some people may not know that he also fulfilled a number of vital voluntary roles for GBWBA, acting as League secretary in the late 90’s amongst other things. However, first and foremost, Keith was the first smile to great you at every game and a valued mentor, colleague and friend to many in the sport.”

The thoughts of everyone at British Wheelchair Basketball are with Keith’s family, friends and former Officiating colleagues at this incredibly sad time.


Details for Keith Kershaw’s funeral as follows:
Friday 17th November, 10:45 am.
Sandwell Valley Crematorium
Newton Road
West Bromwich
B71 3SX

Family flowers only. Donations to Parkinson’s UK. Jane would also like to thank everyone for their kind messages and condolences.

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