Waimea’s Corey Hogg and fellow Nelson referee Taylor Lynch have been named in the group of officials selected for the Basketball New Zealand 2021 National Leagues Referee Panel.

The referees are those who the committee has judged to be the best available to referee in the Sal’s NBL men’s and women’s competitions, based on their performance in the leagues and national tournaments in the preceding year.

Hogg made his NBL officiating debut earlier this year in Auckland.

The panel is split into four levels based on performance and experience, with referees for the men’s games to be appointed from levels 1-3 and referees for the women’s league and D-League to be appointed from levels 1-4.

Notable changes from last year’s collective is Wellington-based referee Callum Welch’s promotion to the second-tier, while Aimee-Jo Clark (Wellington) and Taylor Lynch (Nelson) have been added to the crop in level four.

National Referee Instructor and chair of the NRADC, Peter Rodgers, says he is pleased with the progression of the officials and the like.

“It is really pleasing to see referees I first saw at junior national tournaments work their way up through the national tournament ranks, benefiting from the training programmes implemented by BBNZ in recent years, and develop as referees to the point where they are selected for the national leagues.”

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