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BBL Chair receives honour for services to sport

Sir Rodney Walker, Chair of the British Basketball League, has received the Freedom of the City of London for his services to sport.

In his letter of invitation from the Clerk to the Chamberlains Court sent on behalf of Sir David Wootton, chair of the freedoms Application Committee and the City of London Corporation reference was made as follows “The Corporation wish to mark your lifelong achievements in sports administration and charitable and cultural activities particularly in your home county of Yorkshire.”

Sir Rodney was also commended with regards his role in bringing about the new Wembley Stadium and his work as chair of London Marathon Charitable Trust who own London Marathon events, who for 40 years have organised the London Marathon raising more than £90 million for mainly London based good causes.