This year we have been pleased to welcome the highly qualified Ross Brogan to our referee team. Ross has recently moved to the area from Sydney, where he was a member of the Bankstown and Parramatta Associations. After playing basketball for several years Ross gained his referee badge at Bankstown, shortly after moving across to Parramatta where he stayed for more than fifteen years. During that time he was very active in the Sydney Senior Championships and State League competitions, refereeing all across the state during the competition season, from Lismore to Albury. He was awarded several Grand Final games in both women’s and men’s competitions, at the height of his career reaching a grading of level 3.
Ross was chosen to head the NSW Basketball referee evaluation team, presiding over as many as twenty referee evaluator/coaches across NSW during the four years he held the position. This position allowed him to control the education and evaluation of all referees in senior competition throughout NSW. During this period, and later, he evaluated referees at National League level at games in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong.
Each year Ross travels with the NSW Police Basketball Club to attend the Australasian Police Basketball Championships all over Australia and New Zealand. He has done this for the last thirteen years, being chosen to referee the men’s final game for many years.
Ross has a penchant for education and since retiring from the NSW Fire Brigades after in excess of thirty-seven years, still lectures and teaches at Charles Sturt University. In his leisure time he rides a mountain bike and kayaks to maintain fitness and health.
He has enjoyed the new challenge in front of him at Batemans Bay, where he hopes to assist the upcoming referees to attain new skills that will allow them to achieve higher gradings that will assist them through their career as a referee.
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