Kilsyth Basketball Hall of Famer Sharon Arnold has been inducted into the Technical Officials Commission (TOC) Wall of Fame, highlighting a long list of award winners from our referee department at the annual TOC Awards on Sunday.


Sharon was also the winner of the Neil Bradbury Award as she was recognised as the Referee Advisor of the Year; Robyn Payne took home the Marg Gorman Award (Female Domestic Referee of the Year); while Gaye Punton was the recipient of a TOC Recognition of Service Award.


More from Basketball Victoria on Sharon’s Wall of Fame induction:

Sharon Arnold refereed her first international game in 1995 and her last event in 2006, having officiated at the elite level within Australia and abroad. She officiated a number of WNBL, NBL and SEABL games as well as in high-calibre tournaments including: World Championship (Women) – China 2002, Paralympic Game – Sydney 2000 (Gold Medal Match), Paralympic Game – Athens 2004 (Bronze Medal Match), World Wheelchair Championship – 2002 Japan and the World Wheelchair Championship – 2006 Netherlands (Gold Medal Match). She is a TOC Life Member and was has been a licenced member of TOC (through Kilsyth) since 1981.


Sunday’s awards highlight the strength of Kilsyth Basketball’s referee program, from the domestic level through to the elite end. Sharon, Robyn and Gaye are not the only Kilsyth officials to receive major awards this year, with Pat Spratt, Ken Spratt and Brittany Andreola each receiving TOC in May.


Congratulations, Sharon, Robyn and Gaye!