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Basketball Australia (BA) today announced the 14 referees and three referee coaches who will officiate the 2020 Chemist Warehouse WNBL season.


In part two of our look at the pathway to FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 selection for Australia’s technical officials, we examine what it takes to referee at the highest level of international competition.


Basketball Australia is pleased to announce it has signed a multi-year partnership with match official’s apparel and accessories brand, ARCHER OFFICIALS.

Vanessa Devlin Named Official of the Year in South Australia

On November 22nd, at the South Australian Sports Awards, Vanessa Devlin received the Official of the Year Award across all sports for her work as a referee in basketball.

20th National Junior Awards winners announced

Hugh Greenwood and Sara Blicavs have been named the Athletes of the Year at the 20th National Junior Awards.

BA reviews referee pathways

Participate in Baketball Australia's review of the Referee Pathways.

Two Australian Referess selected for London 2012

National Basketball League referees Vaughan Mayberry and Michael Aylen have been awarded the ultimate honour, with both being selected to officiate at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

BA officials appointed to 2012 Paraympic Games

Australian basketball referees and official have been racking up the accolades of late, with a number of recent international acknowledgments demonstrating the class of Australian officiating.

Vanessa Devlin a referee on the rise

Rising Australian Basketball official Vanessa Devlin has been awarded the Australian Sports Commission’s 2011 National Officiating Scholarship Program, and has been riding the wave of success since being awarded the scholarship.

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.

From Germany: "Both the referees & players are learning a lot"

He is the referee with the biggest travel distance to the World Championship in Hamburg, and … with the longest name!

Devine awarded referee scholarship

The new year may be just five weeks old but Coffs Harbour basketball referee Mattison Devine has already gained high honours.

Beker takes the gold

While the Australian Emus did not make it to the Gold medal game at the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship for Men, there was one Australian on the floor during the decider, referee Scott Beker.

Romas Brazauskas free clinic

Legendary FIBA referee Romas Brazauskas from Lithuania is holding a free clinic in Sydney on 22 August.

Change to Shot Clock rulings for U14 Championships

Basketball Australia has made a rule change for both the Boys and Girls 2009 Australian U14 Club Championships regarding the shot clock.

Basketball Australia launches Online Officiating Tool

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the launch of the Online Officiating Tool, a new conflict resolution learning tool developed in partnership with Box Hill TAFE.

Pay attention! FIBA changes rules

GENEVA (FIBA) – The FIBA Central Board, the highest executive body of the International Basketball Federation, met yesterday, Friday 25th April, and has continued its session today, Saturday 26th April, in Beijing, China. The meeting has been organized in cooperation

NWBL names 2007 life members

The National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) is pleased to announce that the following persons were elected as NWBL Life Members on Thursday, April 12 during the Annual Council Meeting. Troy Andrew               Adelaide Thunder Ross Dewell                 NSW David Gould                Adelaide Thunder