Frankston referee Mo Walipoor has been awarded the Allan Manhire Metropolitan Level 3 Referee of the Year by Basketball Victoria TOC.
Held on Sunday afternoon at the Heidelberg Golf Club, the awards lunch was held to celebrate outstanding achievements by referees at all levels throughout Victoria.
Mo has had an impressive year on Big V in 2019, with his performance recognised during the season he received a promotion to the NBL1 referee panel. Mo officiated in a number of NBL1 during the 2019 season.
Mo has been assisting our local A grade referees during 2019 with referee coaching to develop them in preparation for the requirements of Junior Panel. It has been fantastic to have him stay involved with our association and be able to pass his knowledge and experience to our next group of officials.
Frankston Referee Advisor Chris Morrey said, “It is great to see one of our own referees recognised at this level. Mo has worked hard over many years to develop his officiating and this hard work has been recognised with him receiving this award. We are very fortunate to have had so many experienced referees come through the Frankston program over the years and Mo is another referee who we are proud to have as part of our program.”