CULMINATING the season on a high note, the best referees across Victoria have been selected to officiate senior league grand finals and grand final series.
For these hard working officials, these appointments are the result of a strong year’s hard work and is a just reward for their efforts throughout SEABL and Big V competitions.
Basketball Victoria’s TOC Appointments Officer Jo Chu said it was a fantastic achievement for the selected referees to be picked for the last handful of games in the 2018 winter season.
“Grand finals are the pinnacle of a season’s work for referees just as much as the players and coaches,” Chu said. “It’s a great effort to be selected for a grand final series and showcases their dedication and hard work.
“We wish them the best of luck across their grand final series.”
Congratulations to the following Victorian referees who have been appointed to grand final series within senior leagues. So to those who have already completed their series or to the referees preparing for the fortnight ahead, we wish you best in these series.
VICTORIAN GRAND FINAL REFEREES (SEABL/BIG V) – 2018
Daniel Battye (Knox), David Pretty (Knox) and Justin Hamilton (Nunawading).
Andrew Hollowood (Diamond Valley), Brodie McLachlan (Warragul) and Tayla Flint (Bendigo).
BIG V CHAMPIONSHIP MEN
Adrian Peitrie (Eltham), Kahli Symons and Gemma Terrill (Knox).
BIG V CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN
Ken Spratt (Kilsyth), Meaghan Ryan (Knox) and Jessica Baker (Mill Park)
BIG V DIVISION 1 MEN
Stefanie Deutscher (Dandenong), Danielle McIntyre (Knox) and Bianca Dunshore (Nunawading)
BIG V DIVISION 1 WOMEN
Lachlan Saines (Wodonga), Josh Nicholls (Mornington) and Jacob Bolzonello (Bulleen/Templestowe).
BIG V YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP MEN
Nathan Cumberland (Nunawading), Brittany Andreola (Kilsyth) and Joshua Rock (Kilsyth).
BIG V YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN
Paul Locke (Hawthorn), Sophie Porter (Nunawading) and Joshua Durand (Nunawading).
BIG V DIVISION 2 MEN
Sam Carmody (Chelsea), Jordan Bengston (Ballarat) and Ryan Murphy (Bendigo).
BIG V DIVISION 2 WOMEN
Joel Lay (Geelong), Peter Calella (Southern Pen) and Mark Ough (Corio Bay).
BIG V YOUTH LEAGUE MEN 1
Tamara Unthank (Eltham), Matthew Swansson (Ringwood) and Callum Bellinger (Mill Park).
BIG V YOUTH LEAGUE WOMEN 1
Cindy Yu (Knox), Jeremy Morton (Portland) and Joshua Swaine (Frankston).
BIG V YOUTH LEAGUE MEN 2
Tori Agius (Werribee), Niam Westaway (Dandenong) and Mitchell Lay (Geelong).
BIG V YOUTH LEAGUE WOMEN 2
Anne-Marie Barker (McKinnon), Josh Watson (Sandringham) and Travis Wade (Ringwood).