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Weʼre raising £1,000 to Howell Shield Elite Basketball Tournament 2019 - in memory of Mick Howell

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Hertfordshire Basketball Association in conjunction with Basketball England is proudly delivering an Elite Basketball Tournament for the first time after hosting Howell Shield Tournament at Oakland’s College for two consecutive years in memory of Mick Howell.

In May 2016 the British basketball community lost one of its most valued members a former referee and commissioner Mick Howell who sadly passed away from cancer..

Mick was a gentleman on court as well as off court and was highly respected by all those that new him.

Mick devoted a phenomenal amount of time and effort to British basketball though out a remarkable career.

Mick started playing basketball at school and went on to start up a social club based in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire called 'The Jokers Basketball Club'. so that the team could get more games they decided to enter the Basketball Local League and to be able to enter they had to have 2 qualified referees.

This was the very first step Mick took on his great career as a referee and he became a FIBA Observer, instructor and Commissioner.

Officiating took over playing basketball and he hung up his basketball boots and polished up his whistle and never looked back

Mick refereed over 500 BBL games and was the co-ordination of BBL referees.

He officiated games in the UK well over 25 years , and was well known all over the world.

In 1984 Mick was invited to become a FIBA Referee and just before attending a camp in Malta he broke his ankle and had to wait till 1986 to go to Yugoslavia, and then to Athens in 1987 where he became a highly acclaimed FIBA Referee.

In 2001 he went to Denmark to the Youth Olympics and officiated the Final.

He also officiated at the World Student Games in Beijing.

For a while Mick lived in Sweden and worked with the Swedish Basketball Federation and organised and run clinics for Scania Cup to improve standards and levels of referees throughout Europe

The Howell Shield Elite Tournament 2019 is to continue the work Mick started and that is to raise the standards and levels of officiating to the highest level

For UK referee's to attend high level camps/tournaments to help them develop into high level referees they have to travel to Europe. So Hertfordshire Basketball Association would like to give UK & Europe basketball officials the opportunity to attend a camp/tournament here in the UK in memory of Mick Howell

Please support every £1 counts

The tournament details are as below:

Date: Friday 30th, Saturday 31st of August and 1st of September 2019

Venue: Oaklands Sports Zone at Oaklands College, Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0JA

Any queries you may have please contact Angela Griffin 07739 321 847.

Kind regards

Hertfordshire Basketball Association

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    • Maureen Edwards

      Maureen Edwards

      Mar 12, 2019

      My brother Mick would be proud that his work and passion for basketball is recognised and so pleased that it continues on. Thank you.


    • Robert Leszczyk

      Robert Leszczyk

      Mar 7, 2019

    • Anonymous


      Mar 7, 2019

      With all good wishes

    • Mark GRIFFIN

      Mark GRIFFIN

      Mar 7, 2019

      Donation kindly donated by Referee Lahdo Sharro - Scania Cup The Young Olympic was 1999...we had the final together!!! Since that we become brothersWill never forget you my brother!!!


    • Peter  Lelkes

      Peter Lelkes

      Mar 7, 2019

      R.I.P. Mick ❤️


    • Fay Firmin

      Fay Firmin

      Mar 7, 2019

      For uncle Mick x


    • Calvin Gooden

      Calvin Gooden

      Mar 7, 2019

      Good Luck with the Tournament!



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