2021 National Leagues Referee Panel announced

The National Referee Appointments and Development Committee (NRADC) has announced the officials on the 2021 National Leagues Referee Panel.

The referees are those that the committee judges to be the best available to referee in the Sal’s NBL men’s and women’s competitions, based on their performance in the leagues and national tournaments in the preceding year.

The panel is split into four levels, based on performance and experience, with referees for the men’s games to be appointed from levels 1-3 and referees for the women’s league and D-League to be appointed from levels 1-4.

Notable changes from last year’s collective is Wellington-based referee Callum Welch’s promotion to the second-tier, while Aimee-Jo Clark (Wellington) and Taylor Lynch (Nelson) have been added to the crop in level four.

National Referee Instructor and Chair of the NRADC Peter Rodgers says he is pleased with the progression of the aforementioned officials and the like.

“It is really pleasing to see referees I first saw at junior national tournaments work their way up through the national tournament ranks, benefitting from the training programmes implemented by BBNZ in recent years, and develop as referees to the point where they are selected for the national leagues.”


2021 National Leagues Referee Panel

Level 1

Matt Bathurst

Tim Brown

Sean Cronin

Marty Davison

Ryan Jones

Dallas Pickering

Melony Wealleans

Level 2

Tayla Ammunson

Rhys Hamilton

Sherhon Martin

Sam Pan

Hayden Pipe

Callum Welch

Duran Whiu

Level 3

Brad Clive

Hamish Dale

Level 4

Harry Apes

Reagan Ashley

Tamatea Bennett

Aimee-Jo Clark

Liam Collins

Mikey Graham

Shelton Harris

Corey Hogg

Taylor Lynch

Mariah McCarthy-Wilson

Connagh Mckinstry

Sasha Nicholson

Toni Smith-Hunwick