Referee Pre-Season Clinics

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.

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Pre-Season Clinic

The Pre-Season Clinic are a requirement for any referee looking to referee in any Basketball NSW League in season 2025. Each clinic will go through:

  • The Fitness Assessment (Yo-Yo Test)
  • Review of the League Handbooks and League Guidelines
  • Go through on-court Workshops

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.

2024 Dates & Locations will be announced in September 2024.

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Women in Officiating Conference

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:

  • Lunch
  • Award Presentations
  • Guest Speakers
  • Talk Panels
  • Networking Opportunities

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!

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NBL1 East

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.

Spalding Waratah Leagues


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).

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