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Our Officials


Why Become a Referee ?


  1. Sport needs you
     The Rules of the Game insist on there being a referee present. Referees are vital to the current and future health of the game.
  2. Fitness
    A successful referee does need to be fit and can lead you to a healthier way of life.
  3. Personal Development
    This hobby helps to develop personal skills that are of value in all walks of life.
  4. Social Aspects
    Referees meet regularly and this offers the opportunity to socialise with colleagues, discuss ‘the game’ and take part in additional training. Become part of the team that helps the game of basketball to develop in New Zealand.
  5. Give Something Back
    Refereeing offers players, at the end of their playing days, the opportunity to continue in the sport.
  6. Ambition
    There are many local and national competitions / leagues / tournaments to which referees can aspire.
  7. Interesting Hobby
    Each game is a constantly changing challenge of your abilities and offers you a high level of personal satisfaction.
  8. Travel Opportunities
    Initially a referee will hone their skills within competitions ran by the local Basketball Manawatū Association. Further success could mean travel throughout the area, region and for a number, international travel to Australia or further afield!
  9. Life long Interest
    Refereeing can offer a longer career than playing. After refereeing there are opportunities as Assessors and Educators.
  10. Money
    Local referees are reimbursed a game fee commiserate to the level of the game being officiated.



Roles & Responsibility for our Officials click here

Lines of Responsibility click here

For a copy of the latest FIBA Basketball rules click here

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