Basketball England is responsible for providing development opportunities for officials from grassroots level through to the elite.

A number of basketball camps in England and overseas have been identified as an ideal platform to accommodate this objective which gives an opportunity for officials to improve their skills and advance through the Officiating Pathway.

The camps accommodate various development objectives and each is designed to provide learning for different levels of the Officiating Pathway.

If you are interested in advancing in your officiating and moving up the officiating pathway, or receiving feedback to maintain your current standard, book yourself onto one or more of the camps below.

Basketball England have recognised that different competitions require a different philosophical approach to the officiating within those competitions. To help us with this, we have tailored each camp for specific target officials dependent on which level they are officiating at. We are working towards officials attending at least one camp per year.

We would expect those currently active within the NBL to attend one of the camps.


Nationwide Referees Camp is a residential camp that takes place in conjunction with the Red Star Basketball Player Camp at Leeds Beckett University.  The camp offers focused learning and development for referees and covers a wide range of topics in a classroom and on-court environment.

Referees will officiate camp games each day and receive feedback on game performance to aid their learning and development.

The Camp supports Basketball England's objective to develop officials and identify talent. It is an opportunity for individuals to showcase their skills and improve their craft as officials.

Dates: Tuesday 30th July to Saturday 3rd August 2024

Referee Cost: £465

Table Official: £50 to £465 (dependant on days attending)

Who is it for:

  • Aspiring Level 3 referees
  • Aspiring Level 4 referees
  • Aspiring Level 3 Table Officials



To celebrate the life of Ian Pollard and as a legacy to his commitment to basketball officiating both in England and in Europe - The Polly Referee Camp was created to educate and development future talent in England. 

The next camp will be staged alongside the British Master’s tournament in Sheffield.

With lectures and practical games over a 3 day period the Polly Camp is a subsidised residential camp for developing Level 2 & 3 referees. 

Friday 7th June is a day of education and training with games taking place Friday Evening, Saturday 8th June and Sunday 9th June.

Cost: £290

Who is it for:

  • Experienced level 2 referees
  • Level 3 Referees looking to take the officiating to the next level



Hosted at our very own National Basketball Performance Centre, the Aspire All-Star Camp sees the best U13s to U15s show case their skills to be selected as one of our proud national team players.

In conjunction with the event, we will host a referee camp for officials to learn and develop in a fun and fast paced environment. It is a chance for officials to improve and showcase their ability.

Dates: Friday 5th July to Sunday 7th July

Cost: £50

Who is it for:

  • Aspiring Level 3 Referees
  • Aspiring Level 4 Referees
  • Aspiring Level 3 Table Officials

To find out more about the camp please click below.



scania cup 2024


The Scania cup is a tournament that takes place in Södertälje on the outskirts of Stockholm Sweden.

It is a tournament that is played with age groups U13-U19 from Thursday 28th March to Monday 1st April 2024 (Usually Easter Weekend).

The tournament host a referee camp with over 100 referees in attendance and offers games with feedback and at least one lecture per day by some of the top instructors in the world.


  • Main camp: 230 EUR  (2023 cost)
  • Advanced camp: 350 EUR  (2023 cost)

Who is it for:

  • Aspiring level 3 referees
  • Aspiring Level 4 referees

If you are interested in attending please register your interest below.



Basketball England are proud to be a sport that is diverse in many areas of the game but is always striving to do more. Officiating is a great way to be involved in the sport and the landscape is an area we are targeting to be more inclusive.

To raise the profile in a number of under represented groups, Basketball England is offering bursaries to provide easier access to officiating education and development programmes.

Are you interesting in getting into officiating or furthering your development as an active official and would benefit from some financial support? Then take advantage of this amazing initiative.

Do you fit into any of the following under represented groups? If so, you maybe eligible for one of our bursaries.

  • Women & Girls
  • Young People (under 21)
  • Underrepresented Ethnic Groups

Bursaries are currently available for the following camps:

  • Nationwide Officials Camp (Bursary available for first time bursary applicants only)

If you are eligible for one of the bursaries, choose the option within the camp application form to benefit from the bursary. You must have been a licensed official in the current season to be eligible for this bursary.