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AQUINO TO REFEREE FIBA U18 IN CHINA

Guam referee gets international experience

PRESS RELEASE – The Guam Basketball Confederation (GBC) is thrilled to announce that Ernest Aquino, one of Guam’s most esteemed basketball referees, has been selected to officiate at the FIBA U18 Women’s Asian Championship. The event will take place in Shenzhen, China, June 24-30, 2024.

Aquino’s appointment to this significant role underscores his exceptional skills and dedication to the sport of basketball. His participation not only highlights his personal achievements but also places Guam on the international stage, showcasing the high level of officiating talent emerging from our island.

“We are extremely proud of Ernest Aquino and his accomplishments,” said Referee Commissioner, Roy Dirige. “His participation in this championship is a great honor for Guam, and we are confident that he will represent us with integrity and excellence.”

Aquino has a distinguished record of officiating at both local and international levels. Most recently officiating at the 2023 Pacific Games in Solomon Islands. His involvement in the FIBA U18 Women’s Asian Championship will not only contribute to the success of the event but will also inspire aspiring referees from Guam and the wider Pacific region.

“I am incredibly honored to be nominated to officiate at the FIBA U18 Women’s Asian Championship,” said Ernest Aquino. “This is an exciting opportunity for me to learn and grow my skills alongside some of the best in the sport. I am truly grateful for the support from FIBA Oceania and the Guam Basketball Confederation, and I look forward to representing Guam and contributing to the success of this prestigious event.”

The FIBA U18 Women’s Asian Championship is a key event in the international basketball calendar, featuring the best young female athletes from across Asia. Aquino’s selection is a testament to his expertise and the rigorous standards he upholds in the sport.

For more information about the FIBA U18 Women’s Asian Championship, please visit the official FIBA website at https://www.fiba.basketball/en/events/fiba-u18-womens-asiacup-2024.

About the Guam Basketball Confederation:

The Guam Basketball Confederation is the governing body for basketball in Guam, dedicated to the development and promotion of the sport across all levels. Through various programs, competitions, and initiatives, the GBC aims to foster a love for basketball and provide opportunities for athletes, coaches, and officials to excel.

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