TOC Rookie of the Month

In order to affect change, the Technical Officials Commission has initiated the Rookie of the Month Award, supported by Basketball Victoria.

TOC Rookie of the Month Award – Objectives

• To increase the profile of officiating in Basketball in Victoria

• To reduce the drop out rate of officials in Basketball in Victoria

• To provide Associations with opportunities to promote officials in Basketball in Victoria

Officials will be identified each month, one from the Metropolitan area and one from the Country area.

Rookie Award Criteria

  • Has been refereeing for 12 months or less
  • Must hold a C Grade at time of nomination
  • Has fulfilled requirements in relation to duties required by branch and association
  • Actively pursues personal improvement and advancement
  • Branch /Association recognises Rookie for further development


Country Rookie of the Month (August 2018)



Rebecca Crowther (Warrnambool)

Rebecca is a 16-year-old who started refereeing last year and shows promise she always steps up when in need of a referee, always turns up early to her games. referees consistently and goes beyond her ability and this is shown by Rebecca starting to refereeing men’s games to assist in furthering her refereeing and has advanced with her confidence enabling her to control these men’s games.


Metro Rookie of the Month (August 2018)

Alex Bray (Altona)

Alex is a hard-working young referee with a passion to learn. She has displayed great enthusiasm towards improving herself and becoming a great referee. She participated in our C grade course earlier this year and was one of the first to earn her stripes, only a couple of weeks after the course had concluded. She had responded to feedback well and has used it to work on her skills. Furthermore, she has voluntarily put her hand up on numerous occasions to referee senior domestic basketball and she did so with great confidence and skill.

For more information about Rookie of the Month, please contact Nathan Williams via or Karin Berrysmith via



TOC Rookie of the Month – Metro (July 2018)

Time Whitehead

Tim Whitehead – Kilsyth

TOC Rookie of the Month – Country (July 2018)

Isaac Martin – Ballarat