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SJABO's Finest

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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.

Call for New Officials

While we anxiously await a return to competition, SJABO is always ready to accept new officials. If you'd like to become a basketball referee, please click the link below and send us a bit of information about yourself. You will be contacted when training is scheduled.


Need a referee? Contact Joe Wadden

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. Please note, however, that we are unable to fill any requests until the NLBA approves a full return to competitive basketball.