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Thursday, 01 May 2014 02:30

From April 8-11, 2014, FIBA Director, Lubomir Kotleba  and FIBA Americas Technical Director, Anibal Garcia conducted a clinic in San Ignacio to certify FIBA international referees and FIBA Technical Commissioners. The clinic included four sessions: a written test, a physical test, a practical test and an informative section with questions and answers.

Two candidates successfully completed the referees training course—Mr. Melvin Pinelo from Belmopan and Mr. Marlon Castillo from Dangriga.  Mr. Pinelo is currently a Chemistry teacher at the Sacred Heart College.  Mr. Castillo  currently  serves in the Coast Guard. Mr. Pinelo and Mr. Castillo are now eligible to officiate  any FIBA sanction games worldwide once called upon by FIBA.

Two candidates also successfully completed the Technical Commissioner training- Mr. David Lacey from Belize City and Mr. Karim Juan from San Ignacio. Mr. Lacey is currently a lecturer at St. John’s College Sixth Form and Mr. Juan is the Vice Principal at Sacred Heart College.

Mr. Denfield “Teddy” Andrewin was also appointed as the National Instructor for Referees. Mr. Andrewin is currently a stevedore at Ports of Belize Ltd.

Denfield, Marlon and Melvin are current officials in the NEBL. Karim is the Head Coach of the Cayo Western Ballaz and David continues to be a devoted table official in as many games as possible.

We appreciate the personal efforts of these gentlemen as well as their contributions to the league and basketball in Belize. Development is a gradual process and continuous self-improvement facilitates that process.

We wish them the best and hope they inspire others to follow.



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