Funding for officials

Ian Pollard Development Fund
The Ian Pollard Development Fund (IPDF) was created in honour of the excellent British FIBA referee who was passionate about the development of referees from grass roots to international levels.

The aim of the fund is to help the development of referees throughout the UK, by giving part funding of any relevant activity, course or project that improves the skills, experience and/or technical knowledge of officiating. It’s designed to be used in conjunction with your own investment into becoming a better official.

If you think you can qualify for a grant of this kind, you should download the application form and send to the below address supported by a covering letter.

All applications will be considered by the committee and awards will be allocated in January, April and August of each year.
Please forward applications to:
Ian Pollard Development Fund
18 Champions Way
South Woodham Ferrers
Chelmsford, Essex
IPDF Trustees - Mandy Pollard, Rob Hickman, Keith Williams, Neil Wilkinson & Dale Aitcheson

Ian Pollard Referee Camp
In 2014, we launched a referee development camp under the Ian Pollard development scheme. We will be looking to continue this in 2015 so check back here for regular updates!