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Frances (Fran) Hammond (m. Mason) is a retired Australian women's basketball player.

Fran Hammond
No. 6 – Opals
LeagueBasketball VIC
Personal information
BornTraralgon, Victoria
Career highlights and awards
  • Basketball VIC Wall of Fame (2015)


Mason played for the Australia women's national basketball team at the 1967 FIBA World Championship for Women, hosted by Brazil.[1] She was selected to represent Australia again at the World Championships in 1971, but withdraw due to family reasons.

Born in Traralgon, Mason was the fifth child of Ellen and Alf Hammond. She attended St Michaels Primary School and secondary education at Kildare College, both in Traralgon.

Mason represented Victoria at the Australian State Championships from 1966 to 1971.[2] For her significant contribution to Victorian basketball, Mason was inducted into their Wall of Fame in 2015.[3]


  1. ^ FIBA Archive. 1967 World Championship for Women. Australia. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  2. ^ Wall of Fame. Basketball Victoria. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  3. ^ Traralgon Amateur Basketball Association. Annual General Meeting 2015. BV Annual Awards 2015 (Page 25 of 53). Retrieved 2017-11-28.