Welcome to SJABO

The St. John's Association of Basketball Officials is a organization of basketball officials providing services to the eastern region of the island of Newfoundland. It is an affiliate of the Canadian Association of Basketball Officials (CABO) and the Newfoundland Association of Basketball Officials (NABO). We work closely with provincial sport governing bodies, schools and leagues to provide officials for basketball events from the grammar school level through High School and local adult leagues.

Become a Referee in St. John's

SJABO is always looking for new referees. SJABO conducts rules clinics for qualified and experienced officials annually. We also conduct rules clinics for novice officials at least once a year on an as-needed basis. To find out more about upcoming training clinics please contact Fred Wakeham here.


Fill out an application HERE and email the application to Fred to attend the next Novice Rules Clinic.

Need a referee for a game Tournament?

Joe Wadden is the SJABO Assignor. Joe collects all requests and assigns officials to each game. To request referees for a game, tournament or league, email Joe by clicking here or use our Booking page.