Joe Kelley

Local Association: Newcastle Basketball Association, NSW

WNBL Experience: 2 games

Occupation: Sales – Office Fit Out and Furniture

Playing Experience: Junior Representative

Involvement in Refereeing: Started officiating when I was 12 (15 Years ago) when I was playing domestically and wanted to earn some extra pocket money. This lead to falling in love with the sport and haven’t looked back since!

Mentors: Scott Beker

Fun Facts:

Favourite TV Show: Suits
Favourite Musician: John Farnham
App you can’t live without! Calculator
Favourite venue to referee: Newcastle or Maitland – their crowds don’t hold back
Craziest thing you’ve seen on a basketball court? 4 overtime periods where everyone cramping by the end of it, players and referees included!
Pre-game routine or superstitions: Have to pack my bag from bottom to top (Shoes first, whistle last)