BASKETBALL Victoria’s Technical Officials Commission (TOC) would like to congratulate the 2019 recipients of the TOC Awards.
Held Sunday afternoon at the Heidelberg Golf Club, the TOC Awards ceremony celebrate the outstanding referees and officials who shone in 2019 throughout all levels and areas of Victorian basketball.
Taking out the Henry Perazzo Award – International Referee of the Year was Chris Reid (Knox), with Jon Chapman (Nunawading) awarded the Wally Pattison Award – Metropolitan National Referee of the Year and Tayla Flint (Bendigo) awarded the Bob Scott Award – Country National Referee of the Year.
Chris Reid has maintained the outstanding record of Victorian FIBA referees receiving prestigious FIBA international appointments. In 2019, Reid was appointed to the Men’s World Cup Qualifiers in Lebanon and Jordan, along with officiating the Word Cup Preparation games, USA vs Canada, USA vs Australia. and Canada vs New Zealand.
Chapman, after serving his apprenticeship, was rewarded with his first officiating appointment in the 2018-19 NBL Grand Final Series, while Flint had an outstanding 2019, returning to the WNBL Panel and performing extremely well and to complement her WNBL season she was also appointed to NBL1 Finals.
Anthony Aulsebrook (Knox) was named the Neil Bradbury Award – Referee Advisor of the Year while Pam Brasher (Maffra) was awarded the Bill & Ray Hunt Award – Country Referee Educator of the Year. Pat Collings was named the Avis Scullin – Scoretable Official of the Year.
Adrian Schruhm (Waverley) and Gary Robertson (Bellarine Peninsula) were named the Metropolitan and Country Referee Coach of the Year respectively for their excellent work in educating, training and developing their local officials, while the Referee Branch of the Year went to Waverley (Large), Ringwood (Medium) and Chelsea (Small).
Alan Godden was awarded Life Membership, having been recognised for his outstanding contributions to all aspects of officiating in Victoria for nearly half a century, having commenced officiating in 1971. Godden started at Coburg before flourishing in future years to officiate in WNBL, SEABL, NBL and reached the pinnacle of our profession with his FIBA Licence awarded in 1992.
Throughout his entire officiating career, he has been heavily involved in administration and in particular referee education and training.
He held various roles as a Referee Advisor, as a guest course presenter for referee courses, as a respected referee instructor for BVC and as a current referee coach/evaluator for CBL, Big V and NBL1.
Basketball Victoria’s Technical Officials Manager Bill Mildenhall said this year’s award winners have continued to increase the standards of officiating throughout the state.
“2019 was incredible for the amount of stellar achievements our referees, referee advisors and branches throughout Victoria have accomplished,” Mildenhall said. “Victoria is lucky to have a great mix of elite and grassroots referees and referee coaches throughout our sport who are conscientiously applying their craft each and every week.
“TOC would like to congratulate all the Award winners – our awards highlight the performances of our officials, associations and branches throughout the state and 2019 has showcased the extraordinary nature of our community.”
TECHNICAL OFFICIALS COMMISSION – 2019 AWARDS WINNERS
Neil Bradbury Award – Referee Advisor of the Year
Anthony Aulsebrook (Knox)
Bill & Ray Hunt Award – Country Referee Educator of the Year
Pam Brasher (Maffra)
Avis Scullin – Scoretable Official of the Year
Keith Vaughan Award – Metropolitan Large Referee Branch of the Year
Gordon Busby Award – Metropolitan Medium Referee Branch of the Year
Pat Crowe Award – Metropolitan Small Referee Branch of the Year
Marg Gorman Award – Metropolitan Domestic Basketball Senior Female Referee of the Year
Melissa Tomkins (Knox)
Kevin Winter Award – Metropolitan Domestic Basketball Senior Male Referee of the Year
Darcey Brooks (Nunawading)
Lexie Lattanzio Award – Metropolitan Domestic Basketball Junior Female Referee of the Year
Tiffany Hill Donovan (Nunawading)
Les Dick Award – Metropolitan Domestic Basketball Junior Male Referee of the Year
Rik Mysore (Knox)
Recognition of Service Award
Lyndsay Clark (Bulleen/Templestowe)
Recognition of Service Award
Gretta Jamieson – Scoretable
Henry Perazzo Award – International Referee of the Year
Chris Reid (Knox)
Wally Pattison Award – Metropolitan National Referee of the Year
Jon Chapman (Nunawading)
Bob Scott Award – Country National Referee of the Year
Tayla Flint (Bendigo)
Paul Wiltshire Award -Metropolitan Interstate Referee of the Year
Daniel Battye (Knox)
Sharon Arnold Award – Country Interstate Referee of the Year
Nathan Williams (Bendigo/Shepparton)
Allan Manhire Award – Metropolitan Level 3 Referee of the Year
Mo Walipoor (Frankston)
Rod Bush Award – Country Level 3 Referee of the Year
Kaine Jefferies (Warragul)
Val Hillberg Award – Metropolitan Level 2 Referee of the Year
Emily Todorov (Melton)
Murray Sydenham Award – Country Level 2 Referee of the Year
Lachlan Saines (Wodonga)
Bill Mildenhall Award – Metropolitan Level 1 Referee of the Year
James Kyriakopoulos (Eltham)
John Turner Award – Country Level 1 Referee of the Year
Nick Dale (Western Port)
Steve Chadd Award – Metropolitan AJC Referee of the Year
Sam Viergever (Knox)
Gail and Jimmy Ralph Award
Country AJC Referee of the Year
Shannon Jennings (Try Boys – Geelong)
Ron Burgess Award – Metropolitan Referee Coach of the Year
Adrian Schruhm (Waverley)
Alan Garraway Award – Country Referee Coach of the Year
Gary Robertson (Bellarine Peninsula)
TOC Presidents Award
Noel Byers (Corio Bay)
TOC Presidents Award
Darren Weedon (Werribee)
TOC Life Membership