Shooting for the stars

Burdekin referee Emily Plaza has her eye on the ball as she climbs the ranks to get to the WNBL.

Emily Plaza (left) with referee partner Yarra Lamb

Burdekin basketball referee Emily Plaza has set her sights on reaching the top of the game. The Under 18’s referee dreams of one day umpiring the WNBL. She started her career as a basketball until her coach approached her in grade 9 about becoming a referee. “Our association needed ref’s and I thought why not…

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Catherine Duffy is a budding writer with a background in creative writing, English literature and journalism. Her work has been published in newspapers and magazines both locally and internationally. She has a particular interest in regional and community-based news stories. ... more