President's Welcome

Will Horner

Welcome to the EBOA. If you are new to officiating or have experience officiating other sports I trust you will find officiating basketball both one of the most challenging and rewarding things you do in your life.


The EBOA has a long history; in fact the EBOA started a short 59 years after the game was invented.  While a lot has changed in basketball officiating since James Naismith penned the original 13 rules basketball the EBOA believes there are a few things that have remained the same. Those few key items have lead the EBOA to adopt our mission statement:


"Keeping the game safe, fair and fun."


On behalf of the executive of the EBOA I want to wish you all the best in your basketball officiating endeavours. We know from experience that the things 

learned on the court while wearing stripes can be some of life's most valuable lessons. 


Best Wishes,

Will Horner

President, EBOA