Scotland’s Chris Dodds has been selected as the official to represent Great Britain at the Women’s EuroBasket 2019.
Dodds adds the 2019 EuroBasket to an ever-growing list of career highlights which includes the 2013 EuroBasket tournament, where he was the first British referee to be included in the final stages for over 15 years, and the last two Commonwealth Games – most recently at the 2018 Games on the Gold Coast. Respected across Europe, Dodds regularly officiates at FIBA events and has refereed at the World University Games on three occasions.
Chris will head to Latvia & Serbia in late June as Europe’s elite female basketballers come together for the Women’s EuroBasket 2019. Held across the two countries between June 27th and July 7th, the tournament will welcome 16 teams from across Europe including Spain, France, Turkey and Serbia – all of whom boast a top-10 world ranking.
Graham Shaw, basketballscotland’s Competition and Officiating Manager, has worked with Dodds for over ten years and believes the nomination is thoroughly deserved:
“Once again it is fantastic to see Chris being given the opportunity to represent Great Britain on the global stage. His record of officiating high level, global tournaments speaks for itself and says a lot about how great Chris is, both as a referee and a person. Whilst the GB players will hopefully inspire the next generation of female players, there is no doubting Chris’ position as a role-model for up and coming officials in the UK. We wish him the best of luck at the tournament.”
With just 57 more days until Women’s EuroBasket 2019 tips off, stay tuned to GB Basketball’s channels as the build-up continues.