Basketball Manawatu helps provide support and training opportunities for people interested in helping referee.

We need referees for all of our competitions; from brand new miniball (Year Zero to Four) players, right up to our more senior association members.

We have several dedicated volunteer who look after our referees and can walk them through the different stages of development for our officials:

Life Member Willie Bryant, has overall oversight of our Referee programme.

A dedicated Referees Facebook Page has been set up. Follow it to keep up to date with information, questions, and any videos relating to refereeing


If you are looking for referee appointment draws, they are also posted on this site (no account needed to view).


Check out our flash new Referees Shirts that all officials will be wearing going forward.

These tops were purchased with the grateful assistance of Grassroots Trust Central


Referee’s Code of Conduct


There are some great Referee articles ( have some really good stuff) ) that you will be able to relate no matter what sport and role within it you play.

Here’s just a couple: –

16 Unwritten Rules of Officiating

Every official knows the importance of the rules of the game. Regardless of sport, there are some unwritten rules you should follow as well.

6 Things You Never Say to a Coach

You will say all kinds of things when you’re having a conversation, conference, discussion, talk, debate or heated exchange with a coach. But are there some comments that should never come out of your mouth?

6 Qualities That Get You Respect

What are the characteristics that make up those special officials who get universal respect from partners and coaches alike? Your reputation matters.

The Three Types of Officials

It may sound elementary, but for the most part there are three types of officials: rulebook attorneys, freelancers and a combination of both.

New Board Elected at AGM

Read about our Basketball Manawatu newly elected executive board who will lead us into the "new Post Covid normal"

Looking to our Future

Exciting times ahead for our game

Be a Great Supporter - Let Them Play

Basketball Manawatu in association with BBNZ have introduced an innovative programme to keep every one safe while enjoying the game

2021 Winter League Draw

Check out the draws for this weeks 2021 Winter League

Latest News

Read all of the current Press Releases and BBNZ Newsletters

Good Sports Guide for Coaches

A guide for coaches to support them to create quality experiences for the children they coach.

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