2021 Referee Awards Dinner

Basketball South Australia congratulations to all winners at the 2021 Referee Award dinner held on Sunday, 28 November. It was great to see more than 100 officials from our community come to get to support one another at this special event. 

We welcomed new Participant Life Members, including Adam Gillings, Daniel Troy, Phil Haines, Luke Smith, Steve Greaves, Chris Clarke, James Griguol, Rod Ridley

There were two new inductees into the Basketball SA Officials Platinum League, Phil Haines and Bill Reimann

We recognised two posthumous awards of merit, Bill Musserad and Ted Coomans

A big congratulations to all SA Country Officials on a great year and we look forward to seeing your continued improvement next year. It’s fantastic to see so many officials making themselves available for our District Competitions.

A special mention goes out to Lachlan Coathupe who was selected to officiate the Boy’s Bronze Medal game at the U16 Australian Junior Championships. Unfortunately, Samantha, Bailey and Sam were unable to attend their respective Championships due to a change or cancellation of the event. 

We would like to thank our SA Referees that were part of the Under 16 Australian Junior Championships in Darwin this year. 

  • Benjamin Evitts (Metro)
  • Cameron Dixon (Country)
  • Isabella Horskins (Metro)
  • Jordan Girardi (Metro)
  • Lachlan Coathupe (Country)
  • Tim Cox (Country)

During the evening we presented our referees who passed the requirement for their next level of their officiating pathway at the 2021 Referee Camp. They were presented with their certificate of accreditations on the night. Well done!

It was a great event, with lots of new up and coming referees as well as our life members and legends in the room. Congratulations to all award winners and thank you for making it an enjoyable evening! 

Good luck for the 2022 season! 


NBL1 Referees of the Year

Women’s – Danika Shephard 

Men’s – Vanessa Devlin 

NBL1 Rising Star

Bailey Dyer

NBL1 Rookie of the Year 

Bella Horskins

Senior District Referee of the Year 

Nathan Davis

Junior District Referee of the Year 

Bailey Dyer

Junior District Rising Star

Brandon Doctor

Referee Coach of the Year

Chris Clarke

Referee Coach Junior of the Year 

Daniel Stanley

SSO of the Year – Senior

Daniel Stanley (Joint Winner)

Alex Newbury (Join Winner)

SSO of the Year – Junior 

Steve Woortman (Joint Winner)

Claire Bowler (Joint Winner)

Score Table Official of the Year 

Sam Ninnes

Score Table Official – Rising Star

Naomi Stephenson

Score Table Official – Most Dedicated

Rod Horskins

Statistician of the Year

Daniel McKay