The Sutherland Basketball Referee Program has a fine history of producing some of the best referees in the State and the Country. In the last few decades we have trained many referees who have gone on to referee in the WNBL, the NBL and represented Australia at international level.

Current/Former NBL and WNBL Referees

  • Roger Shiels
  • John Payne
  • Pat Tilden
  • Graham Clarke
  • Steve Russell
  • Janice Oake
  • Matt Beattie
  • Lucas Doughty
  • Cameron Jones

Our referees receive on-court coaching and assessment on all days/nights that domestic basketball is played and we conduct regular clinics, workshops and training sessions to ensure that our officials receive the continue to grow with the game.

If you would like to learn more about our program or would like to become a referees please send an email to

To download our current referees manual click here

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