The Phantom
Last month

Vale Greg Olbrich

Absolutely shocked when I saw this on Southern's FB page. Thoughts for his family at this tough time.

To our Tigers members; Players, Families and Supporters

We appreciate that Adelaide is small and the Basketball Community within it is even smaller, and you are likely aware of an incident that occurred at our home stadium last night.

It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that I share with you the tragic news of the passing of our esteemed BSA Life Member, Mr Greg Olbrich, who passed away unexpectedly last night while playing Senior Men's District Basketball.

Greg was not only a dedicated member of our association but also a cherished friend to many of us. His commitment, passion, and positive spirit have left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing him.

As a South Australian basketball Great, a Woollacott medallist, a loving and committed husband, father and friend, Greg demonstrated unwavering dedication and positivity, serving as an inspiration to us all. Whether on the court or within our community, Greg, exemplified the values of sportsmanship, camaraderie, and leadership, bringing the energy into every space.

We extend our deepest condolences to the Olbrich family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they navigate through this profound loss.

As we reflect on Greg's remarkable life and legacy, we also celebrate the passion and positivity he brought into our lives. May his influence remain and continue to inspire us to uphold the values he embodied.

Details regarding memorial arrangements and ways to offer support to the Olbrich family will be communicated as soon as they become available.

We do appreciate that this is a difficult time for us all and may have caused distress to our members. The safety and well-being of our members are of utmost importance to us, and we want to ensure that our people receive the support they need during this challenging time.

Counselling services are available to members. Whether you feel overwhelmed, anxious, or simply need someone to talk to, counsellors will
be available to provide a safe and supportive space for you to express yourself. Please know that you are not alone, and reaching out for help is a sign of strength.

If you would like to learn more about these services or book in, you can contact ACCESS SA below:

https://accesssa.com.au/eap/employee-assistance-programs-overview/

Phone to book: (08) 8215 6799 or 1300 66 77 00

Sincerely,
Gavin Miller
President, Southern Tigers Basketball Association

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Bballfan  
Last month

Tragic.

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JT  
Last month

Terrible news. Thoughts with his family.

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Observer  
Last month

I posted this and someone removed it.

RIP Greg ,you were passionate about your basketball you will be sorely missed.

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Shade 67  
Last month

Yep, you posted it first and it got removed.

Because he had literally just passed away less than an hour ago, and the ambulance hadn't even left the stadium yet. Most of his family wouldn’t have even known.

But hey, you got the post up first, and managed to throw a spoiler tag on it....

Way to show respect.

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Fun coolers  
Last month

Agree shade , some news you don't break that fast , definitely needed to be removed until southern or the family announce it , especially with lauchy in NZ

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Hooper  
Last month

Thoughts go out to the family. Such as news.
This really hits home in the SA basketball community.

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DreamShake  
Last month

Is this Lachlan's dad? If so, I met him briefly when the Hawks were playing the Bullets at Nissan this year. Mum and Dad were decked out in custom Hawks jerseys and were so abundantly proud, let him know I though LO had a bright future ahead and he was genuinely chuffed. RIP.

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