Daniel Battye

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

Fun Facts:

Favourite TV Show: Don’t have time to watch TV!
Favourite Musician: Sir Cliff Richard
App you can’t live without! Facebook
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.