Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Senior Australian of the Year


2010 ACT Senior Australian of the Year Nominee

Barry Barnes

Town: Evatt
State: Australian Capital Territory

Basketball coach

Barry Barnes has been involved with basketball for more than four decades. He played for Australia at the 1962 World Championships and represented Australia as a player and coach at over 300 international games. After establishing his reputation as a junior coach he progressed to the National Basketball League (NBL) where he coached for 12 successful years and was named Coach of the Year in his 1980 Rookie season. Barry has attended four Olympic Games, two as assistant coach and two as head coach.

In 1998, Barry was the first coach to be inducted into the NBL Hall of Fame and in recent years he was inducted into the ACT Sports Hall of Fame and Basketball Australia Hall of Fame. Now in his sixties, Barry is still contributing to the sport. He currently volunteers his time to manage the ACT Under 12 Boys Basketball program, inspiring the next generation of up and coming players.