Sign in
View: Mobile | Desktop
FOLLOW US:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  RSS
Men Women
Guyana Internationally
Join Us!!! We are looking for someone to help us cover Guyanese basketball. Please send us an e-mail.
GABA Standings
 1. Ravens 3-0 
 2. Guardians 2-1 
 3. Nets 1-2 
 4. Eagles 0-3 


FIBA Americas Regional Referee Training Camp hailed a 'Success' - Jun 9, 2018

E-mail Don:
Don's Articles

FIBA Americas Regional Referee Training Camp hailed a 'Success'

The recently concluded FIBA Americas regional Referee Training Camp is being hailed as a 'success' by the participants, including aspiring FIBA referees from Guyana, Grenada, The Bahamas, Barbados, and Suriname.

The training programme, which was held for a period of one week in Guyana, saw referees and table officials, from several regional countries in the Caribbean being guided by FIBA elite referee Roberto Vazquez (Olympic Games 2016 and World Cup 2014) and Frederick Brown, FIBA Americas National Instructor.

The programme was facilitated by the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) and was held at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (Practical) and at Palm Court (Theory) Over 18 persons attended.

Participants were taught the FIBA Basketball Rules, more so elaborating on the Travel Violation, Unsportsmanlike Foul and Contact Criteria using the FIBA Basketball Rules Official Interpretations.

The FIBA Americas Regional Training Camp was designed to improve the Officiating Team in the FIBA National Federations, and identify possible potential prospects at National Level to be future FIBA Referees in order to support Licensing 2019 and facilitating 2-6 years planning to scout National talents in time.

'I thought it was really welcoming to see the participants all eager to learn, and the way everyone was ready to be engaging, tells me that the future of officiating in the Caribbean seems bright,' Brown told Chronicle Sport at the conclusion of the programme.

The well-respected Bahamian stated that currently, there are very few active regional officials on the FIBA Referees' list, and as such, systems are being put in place by basketball's world governing body, to ensure that the pool of officials is big enough to give the Caribbean an opportunity to expand the game.

Meanwhile, Vazquez, one of basketball's top referees, also echoed those sentiments of the FIBA Instructor, adding, 'I was impressed with the commitment of the participants, and it shows that they have always been eager to learn, but never had this kind of training. I know I will see them on the FIBA list and I hope they now go back to their countries and share the things they were taught.'

President of the GABF, Nigel Hands, said his Federation was happy to play a part in the programme and said the information handed to the Guyanese officials who participated, will certainly help lift the standard of basketball in Guyana.
Patrick Haynes - GABF General Secretary and CBC Vice President along with Michael Singh - GABF Vice President were also present on the programme's final day and assisted with the presentation of certificates.


Ravens brush defending champions Colts 73-62 on Thursday night - 1 month ago
First Division champions, Bounty Colts, suffered their second defeat of the Rainforest Waters/Malta Supreme/Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) League on Thursday at the Burnham Hard Court at the hands of Dyna's Ravens which dominated the contest throughout for an 11-point win. The 2018 National Club Championship runners-up had the edge over the title holders with Tyrone Hamid (186-F-89) scoring an incredible 35 points for Ravens, inclusive of one three-pointer. Dominique Vin...   [read more]

Delroy James
Delroy James (ex AEK) agreed terms with Gaziantep - 3 months ago
DELROY JAMES Gaziantep Basketbol (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old American (has also Guyanese passport) forward Delroy James (203-100kg-87, college: Rhode Island). He was about to sign at AEK Athens in Greek A1 league. The last season James played also at AEK Athens (also in A1) where in 27 games he recorded 7.1ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to win the cup. Great season indeed as he was voted to Greek A1 All-Imports Team. James also play...   [read more]

Gide Noel
Gries/Oberhoffen adds Noel to their roster - 4 months ago
ProB newcomer Gries/Oberhoffen BC added to their roster 25-year old naturalized Guyanese forward Gide Noel (198-93). He has played for the last two seasons at Aix-Maurienne. In 31 ProB games he recorded 5.8ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.6apg last season. Noel's team made it to the French ProB Leaders Cup Final Four in 2017. He was a member of French U20 National Team back in 2013. Noel has played previously for three other teams: ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket, Saint Vallier and Orchesien BC. Gries/O...   [read more]

1 | 2 | 3
1 | 2 | 3

Site Map: Member Services: Other Basketball Sites:
Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Sports I.T. Solutions Disclaimer

Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.