Sharon Arnold has been announced as the Referee Commissioner and Barry Spicer and Michael Potts as Assistant Commissioners for the championships, all three have been involved in basketball for over 20 years and basketball officiating for over 10.

Sharon has been associated with Kilsyth for approximately 28 years and is proud to have seen the association grow into what it is today “In my time at Kilsyth I have had the privilege of watching it grow into a very successful association, the redevelopment of the two new courts and the show court”.

“I am sure that as an association we will do a great job of hosting the Championships and I am thrilled on a personal level to have the opportunity to be involved as the Referee Commissioner” Arnold concluded.

Barry Spicer who retired from the National Referee’s Panel last year after 20 years as a SEABL referee and 11 as an international wheelchair basketball referee, is very excited about being given the opportunity to be an Assistant Referee Commissioner during the Australian Under 16 Championships this July “I’m aware that it will be a challenging week but I’m looking forward to working with the entire officiating crew and being in familiar surrounds at Kilsyth should work in my favor and help to settle the nerves”.

This is Barry’s first role like this in his officiating career and believes it’s a great way to share his knowledge “I’m excited to be taking the first steps in a new direction for my officiating career and to be able to encourage the next group of National Panel referees in chasing their dreams and building their careers” Spicer concluded.

Michael Potts and his family have been associated with Kilsyth Basketball for a lifetime and even though he does not currently referee at Kilsyth but will bring great knowledge and assistance to the Championships referees.

As an association we are thrilled to have the chance to showcase what we do and the people that we have associated with us that make us one of the best Basketball Associations within Australia.

The 2011 Australian Under 16 Championships begin on July 9 and conclude on July 16. Tickets for the Championships are on sale now and can be pre purchased from the office by calling 9728 1033, prices are as below;

Weekly Pass

Family (x2 Adults/x2 Children) $120

Adult $60

Child (Aged 10-16)/Concession $20.

Day Pass

Family $15

Adult $10

Child/Concession $5.

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