Referees are such an important part of the game as the game cannot take place without them so we are constantly developing new referees for all levels of the game within our region as well as for Basketball New Zealand tournaments.

If you would like to become a referee and we have no upcoing course please register your interest by emailing

Our process for new referees is:

  1. Take part in a Kiwi Hoops or Community Referee Course
  2. One term of training in our Primary/Intermediate leagues
  3. Achieve Level 1 Criteria in order to be renumerated

Upcoming Courses

Course Dates Suitability Location Cost
Kiwi Hoops- Youth  Fri 12th February School years 7-13 Franklin Pool & Leisure Free
Kiwi Hoops- Adults Mon 15th February 17 years + Franklin Pool & Leisure Free

See below for additonal information.

Kiwi Hoops Referee Course- February 2021

Our KiwiHoops course is a two part course for beginners. Those wanting to actively referee in a Franklin Basketball competition must attend both parts. Part one is primarily theory based while Part two is mostly practical. 

Register HERE for this course

Part One- Kiwi Hoops Course

We have split this into two sessions based on age to allow young adults and parents the opportunity to attend at a later time.

What you need for these sessions:

  • Pens/highlighter
  • KiwiHoops Handbook (provided)

Youth Session- School Years 7 - 13

When: Friday 12th February

Time: 4:00 - 6:30pm

Where: Franklin Pool & Leisure Centre

Adults Session- 17 years +

When: Monday 15th February

Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm

Where: Franklin Pool & Leisure Centre

Part Two- Practical On Court Session

When: Monday 22nd February

Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm

Where: Franklin Pool & Leisure Centre

What you need for this session:

  • Fox 40 Classic Whistle & lanyard (we have a limited supply available for $15 each)
  • Sports shoes/basketball shoes
  • Activewear/comfortable clothing
  • Pens & KiwiHoops handbook
  • Drink bottle

Referee Schedule 

Click HERE for the schedule via Google Docs.

Come and join us