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FIBA Referee Maternity Plan a big assist to female referees

January 17 2023 - News Release News Editorial

Women play an important role in basketball as game officials and FIBA is committed to developing and leveraging female referees across all levels.

FIBA Referee Maternity Plan a big assist to female referees

As part of ensuring that women can pursue refereeing careers while also having fulfilling lives off the court, basketball’s world governing body has launched the FIBA Referee Maternity Plan for 2023.

"Our research has shown a legitimate concern about the potential of FIBA female referees being sidelined from officiating activities during their maternity leave. This clearly sent a signal for us to devise a strategy and plan in order to keep female referees officiating and to eliminate any exclusion based on maternity status." Carl Jungebrand, FIBA Head of Refereeing

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