Basketball SA is proud to announce the appointment of Bailey Dyer to the WNBL Referee Panel. The panel currently consists of five South Australian Officials.
We sat down with Bailey to chat about what this appointment meant to him and the advice he would offer to aspiring officials:
“This opportunity to officiate in the WNBL was not something I expected to happen so quickly. This appointment means the world to me, and all the hard work put into games, tape review, physical ability and presentation are paying off. I hope for this to be the beginning of a continued career in basketball officiating and the start of a pathway to the best leagues in Australia and the world.”
“My advice to young aspiring officials is to work hard on and off the court, understand the game, take any opportunity for development that is thrown your way, and never get ahead of yourself or take anything for granted. If you work hard, put in the time, and know your stuff, the time will come!”
Referee Framework and Services Manager, Phil Haines couldn’t be prouder of Bailey’s achievement, “Bailey being appointed to his first WNBL game is a well-deserved reward for all the hard work and dedication he puts into his officiating. He has travelled the referee pathway in South Australia from juniors to attending the Australian Junior Championships, working senior leagues including the NBL1, and becoming a member of the NRDP. This is an important step in his continued development that will no doubt see him achieve his future goals as an elite official.”
Bailey Dyer picture left with fellow referee Nathan Davis.