David Baddock

Local Association: Wyndham (Werribee) Basketball Association

WNBL Experience: 72 games

Occupation: Digital Marketer

Playing Experience: Local competition up to about U20s.

Involvement in Refereeing: Started refereeing locally at Werribee when I was 13. I remember going to a Devils game and seeing the officials on the floor and thinking I wanted to be out there.

Mentors: David Bartlett, Jason Kelly, Ron Clarke, Dennis Baker, Bruce Palmer, Lexie Lattanzio, Alan Garraway, Neil Bradbury.

Fun Facts:

Favourite TV Show: The Simpsons
Favourite Musician: John Mayer
App you can’t live without! Photos. I’m forever flicking through all the photos I’ve got saved of my wife and two daughters.
Favourite venue to referee: Geelong Arena
Craziest thing you’ve seen on a basketball court? Nothing too crazy. I’ve seen a couple of half-court shorts go in to win cars or money.
Pre-game routine or superstitions: Nothing crazy, just a bunch of little things. Like the order in which I get dressed.

I used to have a red hand towel that I took out on to the floor, but I lost it a few years back. Probably a good thing—it was started to get a bit tattered and gross.