VBRA Knox Branch Inc. Rules Exam Recap 2021
Upcoming New referee course
Rule refresher information
Check out the latest word from our Advisor Meaghan Sheehy on feedback from the Annual Rules Exam!
We are still accepting applications for new referees! Be sure to join the queue if interested.
Need a refresher on the rules and interpretations after a long break from on court action?
Look to our Publications page to brush up on all things basketball and refereeing!
Annoucement - KBI Assistant Referee Adviser Role
Further to the correspondence sent to all members by Meaghan Sheehy on 13 January 2021, I am pleased to confirm that we have finalised the recruitment process and subsequent appointment of an Assistant Referee Adviser.
The successful candidate is Samuel Viergever. Samuel will commence in the role effective immediately for a two year term.
For most of the referees at VBRA Knox Branch Inc., Sam does not need an introduction. He has been a highly successful on court official that brings over ten (10) years of experience in officiating with him into the role and is a product of the great program which we run here at Knox.
Not only does Sam possess a plethora of experience as a Referee, he also comes into the Assistant Adviser position with the strong organisational skills that are required in this role.
Please join me in congratulating Sam on his appointment and wish him the best of luck as he embarks on the next journey in his officiating career.
VBRA Knox programs and major events
VBRA Knox Branch strives to offer its members, those involved at Knox Basketball and the wider community positive experiences through a variety of additional activities executed both on and off the court.
Annual Development Camp
Yearly development camp, open to all members, provides a great chance to build relationships with fellow referees of all levels and also receive learning in a unique camp environment.
Fundraising and community programs
VBRA Knox organises many programs such as our Pink round for fundraising for breast cancer research and fundraising programs such as sausage sizzles and chocolate drives to help fund our functions and ongoing activities.
Unique On court opportunities
Refereeing at Knox allows for on court learning and experiences in practice such as 3 person officiating, referee coaching and a pathway for referee progression.
History of the Branch
Established in 1978, VBRA Knox has a long and extensive story of involvement in the establishment of and progression of Knox Basketball.
Founding members and important members of the branch throughout its history are recognised to this day at VBRA Knox, with honorary awards named after Bev Agombar, Alice & Fred Jago and Tony Hawke. Many of the other members, instrumental to the branches history are also recognised with Life membership and with recognition at our 40th Anniversary Branch dinner, held in April 2018.
Further details regarding Branch milestones and records can be found in the About Us section.