Steve Diconza

Local Association: Perth Basketball Association, WA

WNBL Experience:  50 games

Occupation:  Sales Executive/ Business Development Lion Beer Australia

Playing Experience: Local competition

Involvement in Refereeing: I have been refereeing for 20+ years and initially just go involved for the pocket money, however, over time realised that I was a netter referee than player so chose that pathway instead. Soon understood that I could still be involved at the highest level however didn’t have to wear a playing singlet.

Mentors: David Bull (past WNBL, NBL, SBL referee)

Fun Facts:

Favourite TV Show: Sons of Anarchy
Favourite Musician: I don’t really have one, enjoying listening to everything
App you can’t live without! Facebook
Favourite venue to referee: A player in state league broke their leg on a fast break, craziest and most disturbing thing I seen on the floor
Craziest thing you’ve seen on a basketball court? Go through the same process of getting dressed each game, first unpacking my back and then clothing goes on in a particular order with referee short not going on until pregame is completed.
Pre-game routine or superstitions: