NPACBO to host referees’ conclave


Sports Reporter


THE fall season means basketball is soon on the agenda for many Bahamians ranging from the scholastic to the amateur night league level and referees plan to ready themselves much like the players on the floor.

To that end, the New Providence Association of Certified Basketball Officials is scheduled to host a referees’ conclave in the Michael Eldon Complex at the College of the Bahamas on Saturday.

NPACBO secretary Christian Wilmore will be the keynote speaker for the referee training portion of the conclave.

“It is that time of year again when we begin to prepare ourselves for the busiest period of basketball in this country. The NPBA and NPWBA, the top men’s and women’s leagues in the country, are set to begin.

“The New Providence Association of Certified Basketball Officials (NPACBO) is charged with providing officials for the NPBA season but more so we feel a sense of responsibility for developing and recruiting officials here in New Providence,” he said. “This conclave is a one stop shop to talk with all the relevant parties involved with basketball on this island and in this country.”

Wilmore is the youngest ever and first Bahamian to officiate a FIBA world championship and has officiated two world championships in three years on the circuit.

The event will also serve primarily as a preseason technical meeting.

There will be remarks from Mario Bowleg - 1st Vice President, BBF, on the state of basketball in The Bahamas, Fred Brown, BBF national referee instructor, on the state of officiating in The Bahamas, Eugene Horton, newly elected NPBA president and presentations on professionalism, teamwork, mechanics and contacts and criteria.

All of the officials are expected to attend.


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