Spicer has a long history in the sport as a referee, having served on the SEABL panel since 1990, the National Wheelchair Basketball League since 1994 and as an International Wheelchair referee since 1998.
Throughout this time Spicer has always remained loyal to the Kilsyth Basketball, refereeing at the local level and acting as a mentor and teacher for younger referees.
The next challenge for Spicer will be to introduce the new RAMS rostering system and begin putting in place the systems and processes to ensure each referee is given the maximum opportunity to excel, which will improve the overall quality of refereeing within the Kilsyth Basketball.
Spicer is excited about starting in the newly created position. “I believe the players at Kilsyth deserve the best officials possible and I will be working towards improving our current group to provide just that.”
“I am also looking forward to assisting those referees that wish to make a career out of officiating. It can be very rewarding and exciting being a part of elite level basketball, whether it be at a junior championship level or on into the senior panels of SEABL or even WNBL or NBL,” said Spicer.
With his vast experience Spicer possess all the characteristics to be successful in the role and act as an example to other referees. “I have had 20 years experience officiating on the National Referee’s Panel and internationally with the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation and look forward to passing on that knowledge and experience to those referees that hope to improve their game. I have had some very good teachers over the years and will enjoy watching the next crop of elite referees benefit from that knowledge.”
Spicer spoke positively about the potential of the referees within the Association. “The Association has many very good young referees that are just waiting to burst onto the elite basketball scene. I’ll take pride in working with them, seeing them succeed and go on to be very good officials, contributing to make the game of basketball better,” concluded Spicer.
2010 looks like being an exciting year for the Kilsyth VBRA Branch with the introduction of RAMS, continued roll out of Stadium Scoring and the DIVAS program.
All referees will participate in a training and information session on Thursday 21 January 2010 where they will receive an introduction to the RAMS system.
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