PBA’s first-ever female referee makes debut

  • Page Views 3647
  • The first-ever female referee of the PBA made her debut in the opening game of the Governors’s Cup between Phoenix and Meralco on Friday.

    Janine Nicandro, 23, trained for three years in the Developmental League before getting the call up as one of the 16 referees in the PBA.

    A marketing graduate from Laguna State Polytechnic University, Nicandro said she was encouraged by former PBA referee and fellow Laguna native Celso Rivera to give officiating a try.

    She was no stranger to the game herself, having played for the varsity team in her four years of college, but she admitted she felt pressure about officiating a professional game.

    “Nakaka-tense po, nakakakaba pero masaya,” she told reporters after the game.

    But Nicandro said she was prepared to overcome the pressure that comes with her job as a full-time referee, and she proved herself capable while officiating the game.

    She called unflinchingly called offensive fouls and even a technical foul on Mark Borboran.

    “I’m very glad that she gave a good account of herself,” said Commissioner Chito Narvasa, who added that another female referee is also included in the roster for the conference.

    Narvasa said having female referees are a product of his thrust to fix the officiating in the league ever since he took office at the beginning of the season.

    “We have to empower also the women, we have to give them respect. I think they’ve done a  lot of progress,” he said. “We have to recognize that.” —JST, GMA News

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 20 October 2019
      1 day ago No comment

      Movie Review: Where’s my Roy Cohn?

      Say what you will. Donald Trump and his going’s on easily outweighs the Canadian election and our dull as doughnuts so-called would be leaders. To some that may be a good thing. Learn all about the man who made Donald who he is today ( apart from his father) ...

    • 20 October 2019
      1 day ago No comment

      FYM Foundation gives urgently-needed humanitarian aid to storm-hit Bahamas

      2019 Oct 10: As part of its ever-expanding global effort to assist in various areas of the world, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC), through its humanitarian arm, Felix Y. Manalo Foundation flexed its extensive network of volunteers, logistics, and resources to give crucial aid to those affected by Hurricane ...

    • 20 October 2019
      1 day ago No comment

      ONEFILCOOP A Decade of Service!

      Anniversary Dinner/Dance and Recognition Night on Nov 2, 2019, Saturday at Kensington Community Center. See you there! Related

    • 20 October 2019
      1 day ago No comment

      Maging Isang Botante October 21st! Elect Will Davis New Westminster – Burnaby

      Choose forward!!! Maging isang botante ngayong taon para kay Will Davis… Related

    • 11 October 2019
      1 week ago No comment

      RICHARD, SARAH TO TAKE VIEWERS ON THEIR WEDDING JOURNEY

      Details on their wedding to be revealed on various ABS-CBN shows… Fans are invited to Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati’s journey to forever as the showbiz couple will soon appear in various ABS-CBN shows and other Kapamilya multimedia platforms to reveal details about their much-anticipated wedding in March 2020. ...

    %d bloggers like this: