“Unity in One” Gains Momentum: 3rd Conference Successfully Concludes with Strong Support

The basketball officiating community witnessed another milestone as the highly anticipated 3rd “Unity in One” conference unfolded on August 21, 2023. This year’s conference, hosted at the prestigious Canonigo Basketball Court in Paco Manila, marked a significant step forward in promoting unity, camaraderie, and adherence to FIBA Official Basketball Rules and Interpretations among referees and officials.

Distinguished personalities and leaders from various basketball organizations, including NARECOM, AMMOS, Manila Goal Referees, Basic, D’ Bola, MACSPORTS, and more, came together to organize this impactful event. Anthony Sulit of NARECOM, Noli Macapanas of AMMOS, Jimmy Mariano of Manila Goal Referees, Ferdinand Ampaya of Basic, Erwin Macarandang of D’ Bola, and Mac Cueto of MACSPORTS were instrumental in bringing the conference to fruition.

Attendees had the privilege of hearing from esteemed speakers Noli Macapanas of AMMOS and Meynard Ballecer of Manila Goal, who emphasized the significance of unity and consistency in officiating. The conference provided a platform for these leaders to share insights, experiences, and best practices, enriching the understanding of basketball officiating principles.

Representatives from different groups, hailing from NCR, Laguna, Pampanga, Isabela, Bulacan, and more, showcased the diversity and rich tapestry of the basketball officiating community. The event proved to be an excellent platform for fostering relationships, exchanging ideas, and strengthening the commitment to maintaining the highest standards in basketball officiating.

The success of the 3rd “Unity in One” conference was made possible through the generous support of sponsors. Organizations such as Team Sure Win (Philippines), AMMOS, NARECOM, Manila Goal Referees, Basic, D’ Bola, MACSPORTS, and NAKBRO played a pivotal role in ensuring the event’s success. Their contributions, both financial and moral, underscored the importance of collaboration and shared values in fostering a strong and united community of referees and officials.

As the conference concluded, attendees left with a renewed sense of purpose and dedication to their roles in the basketball community. They are ready to carry forward the spirit of unity into their respective regions and organizations, all while upholding the principles of fair play and integrity in the game they love. The event’s success serves as a testament to the power of collective effort and the positive impact it can have on the world of sports officiating.

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