The Referee Leadership Group (RLG) sees the existing National Referee Appointments and Development Committee further expand their focus on the development of referees across basketball. This leadership group aims to enhance the connection into our basketball communities and ensure development programmes and services are ‘fit for purpose’ in meeting the needs of our participants.
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Peter Rodgers - Chair
Peter is the current National Referee Instructor, a FIBA-mandated position, and has completed the FIBA Referee Instructor Programme training. He is also the Chief Referee Evaluator for the National Basketball Leagues. Peter’s association with refereeing and referee training goes back to the mid-eighties and has seen him contribute in many different roles, including a 12-year career refereeing in the NBL.
Ken has been appointed to a position on the group allocated for a person who has completed the FIBA Referee Instructor Programme training. He is a former top referee, both in the NBL for 23 years and at the international level, including refereeing at the 2000 Olympic Games. Ken has also had a long involvement in referee training at all levels and is currently active at national tournaments and in both the New Zealand and Australian NBLs.
Jilly has been appointed to a position on the group allocated for a person who has completed the FIBA Referee Instructor Programme training. She also holds FIBA Commissioner, score table and statistician licences. Jilly is the games and officials manager at Auckland Basketball Services, involved with the training and development of referees at community level, works as a referee trainer at national tournaments, and she also works with Māori Basketball.
Stephanie is the current National Leagues Appointments Officer and is also a referee evaluator for these leagues. She referees in the local Canterbury club competition and has done for many years. Stephanie is also working with the local development officer to help train some younger referees through the same competition and has previously been involved in training young referees at association level and as both a referee and trainer at age-group and school tournaments.
Marty is one of New Zealand’s top active referees, being a senior referee on the NBL referee panel and the holder of a FIBA international referee licence. He started refereeing when he was in 14 to make a bit of pocket money and really enjoyed the challenge and has kept it up ever since. Marty has also been involved in referee training at a community level in Canterbury.
Te Kirikauri Pene
Te Kirikauri is the referee co-ordinator for Rotorua Basketball Association, working successfully to develop a local pool of referees. Coming from a family heavily involved in basketball, she started refereeing at the age of 12 and has refereed at various levels including regional and national tournaments before getting involved in referee training.