Bas­ket­ball ref­er­ees learn from the best

Mansfield Courier - - SPORT -

MANS­FIELD Dis­trict Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion hosted a ref­eree clinic re­cently with Olympic ref­eree, Sharon Arnold.

The clinic was well at­tended by play­ers, ref­er­ees and parents.

The clinic al­lowed Mans­field’s ref­er­ees to prac­tice their skills on the court, im­prove their po­si­tion­ing and vi­sion, per­fect their sig­nals and learn to ef­fec­tively deal with player and coach be­hav­iour.

A game was played by 10 en­thu­si­as­tic U14 and U16 boys to en­sure the ex­pe­ri­ence and feed­back was in a real game sit­u­a­tion.

All ref­er­ees, parents and play­ers learnt valu­able in­for­ma­tion from the ex­pe­ri­enced ref­er­ees.

Sharon Arnold is Aus­tralia’s most dec­o­rated ref­eree.

She has been court­side for 44 years and was the first fe­male to ref­eree the NBL.

A life mem­ber of the WNBL, with more than 350 games and 13 grand fi­nals, Arnold has trav­elled the world with the Aus­tralian women’s bas­ket­ball t eam t he Opals.

Her other achieve­ments in­clude: Ref­eree for World Championsh­ips in China, three Par­a­lympic Games and the Syd­ney Olympics gold medal game.

Sharon was joined by Mans­field’s top ref­eree, John Bug­den.

Bug­den, l i ke Arnold, i s a wealth of knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence - hav­ing ref­er­eed for 15 years and achiev­ing a very high stan­dard of ref­er­ee­ing.

His achieve­ments i nclude: Ref­eree for Di­vi­sion 1 Men and Women, SEABL, CVIBL and he was ap­pointed to the NBL panel.

Bug­den has also rep­re­sented Vic­to­ria as a ref­eree at state championsh­ips and the Ju­nior In­ter­na­tional Games.

LEARN­ING FROM THE BEST: At the re­cent bas­ket­ball clinic was Mac Greene (with ball) de­fended by Luke Men­henett, and (from left) Jimmy Payne, Lachie Ed­wards, Ol­lie Walker and Nick Wat­son (ref­eree) all learn­ing from the best.

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