Australian referees to officiate World Championships

Australian referees to officiate World Championships

Australian Basketball Referees Phil Haines and Matt Beattie have been named among the referees who will officiate at upcoming FIBA World Championship events.

Phil Haines is set to referee at the 2011 FIBA U19 Men’s World championship to be held in Latvia between 30 June–10 July.

Matt Beattie will referee at the 2011 FIBA U19 Women’s World championship, which will be held in Chile from 21–31 July.

Haines and Beattie, who both referee in the National Basketball League and Women's National Basketball League — Beattie has been named as a referee in this weekend's WNBL iiNet Finals Series — are also both FIBA accredited referees.

For Haines this is his second World Championship appointment, having officiated at the Under 17 World Championships. This will be Matt’s first World Championship appointment.