Prior to the start of each Spalding Waratah Senior and Junior Leagues and NBL1 East season, Basketball NSW conducts Pre-Season Clinics. These action days are used to prepare our officials for the season ahead.
The Pre-Season Clinic are a requirement for any referee looking to referee in any Basketball NSW League in season 2024. Each clinic will go through:
We will be running 1 clinic dedicated for NBL1 and Waratah Senior League Referees. And multiple clinics across the state for Referees looking to referee in the Junior Premier League and Waratah Junior Leagues.
To register for a clinic, click on the link below.
Dates & Location
Which clinic should I attend?
A: Whichever league you refereed consistently last year, attend that clinic (Eg. if you regularly refereed juniors, then attend a junior clinic). If you are unsure, reach out to your RDO for their assistance.
Can I attend 2 clinic’s?
A: Yes, you only need to register once and you can attend 2 clinic’s if you wish. Whether it would be the Senior and a Junior clinic or 2 Junior clinic’s. Particularly if you wish to run the fitness test again.
What should I bring to the Clinic?
A: We recommend you bring the following:
If I am a regular referee on NBL1 and/ or Waratah Senior League and I can’t attend the clinic?
A: Firstly email myself (firstname.lastname@example.org) that you are unable to attend and detail your reason why. You will need to attend a Junior Pre-Season clinic to run the Fitness Assessment and then catch up on the content that will be shared by the Program Managers.
What if I am unable to attend any clinic but wish to referee in the league’s next year?
A: If due to specific circumstance’s, you are unable to attend any clinic, you must email both Steve Clark (email@example.com) and Bradley Mattioli (firstname.lastname@example.org), explaining why and we will discuss further actions with you.Register Here
All registered female technical officials are invited to join us for our free inaugural Women in Officiating Conference and celebration at The Locker Room, in Sydney Olympic Park.
The event promises an immersive and interactive experience including:
The event is open to all registered female officials aged 13+, but please note, if you are under 18, a parent or guardian must accompany you.
Register your attendance by Friday the 24th of November!Register Here
NBL1 consists of South, North, Central, West and East Conferences with both men’s and women’s competitions.
NBL1 East launches in March every year and concludes with finals to be played in August. The winning Men and Women’s teams from NBL1 East progress to the NBL1 National Finals.
The Waratah Senior Leagues comprises of the Spalding Waratah Men, Spalding Waratah Women, Spalding Waratah 1 Youth Men, Spalding Waratah 2 Youth Men, Spalding Waratah 1 Youth Women, Spalding Waratah 2 Youth Women and the GTK Waratah Wheelchair League powered by Spalding.
The Finals weekend sees the conclusion of the season of the Waratah Senior Leagues, with the Semi-Finals played on Saturday and the Grand Finals played on Sunday.
The Basketball NSW Junior Competitions are representative competitions conducted throughout regional and metropolitan NSW.
The Competition consists of five leagues: Junior Premier League (JPL), Metro Junior League (MJL), North Eastern Junior League (NEJL), Southern Junior League (SJL) and Western Junior League (WJL).