Rob Williams, a familiar face to all UK basketball players, will realise a life long dream later this month having being selected to referee at the FIMBA World Championships in Argentina.
The ex Wales u19 international player turned to refereeing in 1980 alongside his NBL playing career, taking charge of the NBL National Junior Cup final in just his second season. Over a career spanning more than 25 years, Rob has covered over 600 BBL and NBL games, including 10 National finals across age groups and genders as well as 9 National finals in the English Schools competitions and the Oxford vs Cambridge varsity games. A further 1,000 local and regional games have also been blessed to have Rob take charge.
Since 2014, Rob has been a mainstay for Masters Basketball, overseeing 8 GB Masters tournaments as well as overseas tournaments, but the FIMBA World Championships has always been on Rob’s list.
I feel blessed to have a fantastic international network of referee colleagues, many who have also become good friends. I am truly honoured to fulfil an ambition to become part of the FIMBA officiating familyRob Williams – FIMBA GB Referee
Congratulations Rob from everyone at FIMBA GB and the wider basketball community. Enjoy this incredible experience.