Jacki Dover

Local Association: Gold Coast Basketball Association, QLD

WNBL Experience:  11 games

Occupation  Referee Development and Schools Programs Manager – Gold Coast City Basketball. I also run my own business Ruby Designs (Graphic Design, Video & Photography)

Playing Experience:  QBL (State League). Local – Gold Coast & Townsville. Rep – Gold Coast & Townsville

Involvement in Refereeing:  Refereed as a junior from 12 yrs – 15 yrs for some pocket money. Began refereeing again in 2015 (22 Years) after an injury in QBL to keep me in the game during rehab & haven’t looked back!

Mentors:  Kylie Voevodin, Toni Caldwell and Scott Brown.

Fun Facts:

Favourite TV Show: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Friends
Favourite Musician: Hard to pick one! Ziggy Alberts, Michael Jackson & Usher
App you can’t live without! Messenger – helps me to stay in touch with my family and friends when I can’t see them
Favourite venue to referee: Townsville or Cairns
Craziest thing you’ve seen on a basketball court? Witnessed a pretty severe broken leg on a fast break landing. Can’t say I’d like to see that ever again.
Pre-game routine or superstitions: My routine happens during the national anthem – I hold my left wrist over my tattoo of my Aunty and good friends initials to remind myself to be present in the moment and enjoy life for those who are no longer here with me.