Basketball-Eight soldiers follow refereeing course


The new referees with instructor Hétimier and Second Lieutenant Kevin Freminot

Run by Tracey Hétimier, the course was organised recently by the SPDF in collaboration with the Seychelles Basketball Federation (SBF).

The eight officials who took part in the course are: Dave Mellie, Jimmy Rose, Oliver Jerry, Yannick Jean, Brian Souffe, Richard Souris, Michel Lesperance and Fernando Labrosse.

The theoretical sessions which lasted three days took place at the Seychelles Defence Academy, Pointe Larue, and two-day practical sessions were at Victoria Gymnasium. 

The officers were evaluated during an inter-unit basketball tournament held on Saturday July 14 and received a certificate of attendance.

The SBF has said the eight referees will officiate in the secondary school national league which will start on Friday July 27.

Meanwhile, the coast guards side were the winners of the inter-unit competition played on a league basis between three teams.

In the final, coast guards beat l’Exile 55-37 after also earning a 45-26 win against them in the league phase. Coast guards also defeated Seychelles Defence Academy 83-15.