Great Job Breakers Referees

Well done referees on another successful round of games.


This year kicked off with another set of Level 0 and Level 1 courses again run by Karin Berrysmith, the ACT Referee Manager. Seven new Level 0’s have taken to the courts, and another batch of older refs took on the Level 1 course to deepen their knowledge. The new guys (and they are all boys!!!! Bring on some more girls I say……) have each completed five games so far, including a semi-final each.


Photo - Ross Brogan with rookie refs Kiran Toledo, Adam May, Joe Askins, Liam Nelson, Angus Armstrong and Jordan Flanagan.


Thanks all of you for your participation this round.


Well done – much improved performance on punctuality and especially on keeping the games running to time. This has now become really important with the extra games on each day – five minutes late each game adds up to some very cross players (and refs too) at the end of the night.


The other big improvement this year has been your dress standard. Great to see you all out there in black pants and the correct shirts, and of course no jewellery.


On the whole everyone has worked really well as a team this round


The two refs on a game need to talk together about the game and how to call it, and they both should be up with the play at all times. Don’t leave all the work to your partner! If you find you have a disagreement with your other ref, sort it out quickly and quietly in the game breaks.


This year we have seen quite a few of the team going away to rep events.


Jake Cartwright, Nikki Lawarik, Monique Leddy, Kirsty Lawarik and Ross Brogan have all been away to either SJL or Country. At the recent Country tournament Monique, Nikki and Ross all received finals games to referee.


In January invitations were extended for Monique to attend the Pacific Coast Slam at Port Macquarie and Kirsty to attend the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup at Albury. Both accepted, and we received very pleasing feedback on their refereeing standard.


And finally…………


We will soon be welcoming some new juniors into the team, with another Level 0 course to be held over the July holidays due to popular demand. Watch this space for details.


Thank you all.





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