Last Sunday four Thunder players; Coach Enrique, Chris, Michael and Toby, attended the Basketball England Table Officials course organised by Bedford Basketball Association and run by Emily Clarke of Organised Ideas. Emily has many years of experience in Basketball and a wealth of knowledge and expertise in table officiating. Only the previous week she was the table official for the BBL final.
The course taught them the responsibilities and roles of the time keeper and scorer, how to record the game activity on the score sheet as well as how to interpret and work with the hand signals and calls of the referees. The table officials are an essential part of the competitive game, critical in ensuring the smooth and accurate running of the game.
Each of the attendees must now officiate four games before the can be signed off as fully qualified
Toby made it off to a great start by being the time keeper for our two home games that very same day! Thanks Toby.