Aydin Baker

Local Association: Whittlesea City Basketball Association, VIC

WNBL Experience:  13 games

Occupation: Officially Fit Personal Training

Playing Experience: Since 5 years old up to rep

Involvement in Refereeing: Every weekend I’d go to score for my father who was a coach, play my own games and wait for my sister to finish refereeing… so we were there all day and my dad said I should do it to pass the time waiting… found that I truly enjoyed it and stopped playing after that to commit more time to it.

Mentors: Michael Aylen, Jon Chapman, Jason Kelly, but couldn’t have started without Stan Kirkham and Peter Pollock, nor progress without Lexie Lattanzio, Alan Garraway, Anthony O’Brien, Peter Carey

Fun Facts:

Favourite TV Show: Smallville
Favourite Musician: Aerosmith
App you can’t live without! MyFitnessPal
Favourite venue to referee: Every time I go back to my local association (Mill Park Basketball Stadium, VIC) and especially when I did a sold out final there one time… electric atmosphere
Craziest thing you’ve seen on a basketball court? Power outage while on court during a National Final
Pre-game routine or superstitions: Once the national anthem is finished I tap one of my tattoos to “switch on” and from there the head is in the game.