Local Association: Knox Basketball Association, VIC
WNBL Experience: 77 games
Occupation: National Customer Service Manager – Coca-Cola Amatil
Playing Experience: I played twenty-five seasons for the “Chandler Park Jets” at Knox Basketball. I also coached Under 8s, 10s and 12s for over ten seasons for the same club.
Involvement in Refereeing: Commenced Refereeing on 1 October 1999 at Knox Basketball under the guidance of Neil Black.
Having umpired 170 games of Australian Rules Football (Eastern Football League), I decided to give basketball refereeing a go.
Mentors: Wendy Barned – Knox, Chris Reid – Knox, Sean Gottliebsen – Knox, Michael Aylen, Lexie Lattanzio
|Favourite TV Show:||Don’t have time to watch TV!|
|Favourite Musician:||Sir Cliff Richard|
|App you can’t live without!|
|Favourite venue to referee:||RAC Arena Perth, WA|
|Craziest thing you’ve seen on a basketball court?||Ben Allen’s 3 point shot to win Mount Gambier the game in the 2014 SEABL Conference Final.|
|Pre-game routine or superstitions:||I always like to be the first referee at the game. This often means I get there well ahead of time. I also check my bag at least ten times before I leave home to make sure I haven’t forgotten anything. Its boarder-line OCD.|