John Holden

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Role: Technical Official

John Holden founded the Referee’s Association at Frankston in 1960 and has been a referees coach since 1965.

He has officiated more than 50 international games; including four Olympic Games, six Oceania qualification tournaments, the 1978 World Championships, and 89 NBL matches.

Holden is an honorary life Member of FIBA as well as a life member of five separate basketball associations throughout Victoria.

Achievements

– Has been a referees coach since 1965 – increased in intensity after retirement as an active referee.

– Officiated at six Oceania Qualification tournaments.

– Victorian Country Grading Officer – Responsible for developing.

– Regional referees.

– Advisor of Southern Peninsula Basketball Association.

– Life Member of Frankston Referees Association.

– Life Member of Frankston Basketball Association.

– Life Member of Victorian Police Basketball Association.

– Life Member of Victorian Basketball Referees Association.

– Life Member of Southern Peninsula Basketball Association.

– Honorary Life Referee of FIBA.

– Commenced Referees Association at Frankston – 1960.

– Officiated at four Olympic Games – 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982.

– Referee advisor for South Queensland region – 1970-1983.

– Officiated more than 50 international games – 1970-1984.

– Officiated at the Men’s World Championships in the Philippines – 1978.

– Officiated 89 NBL matches – 1979-1984.

– Inducted into the Basketball Australia Hall of Fame in 2006.