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SA's referee takes new heights

Volleyball South Australia would like to recognise and congratulate, South Australian, 2017 Referee of the Year and 2018 Commonwealth Games Line Judge, Peter Bawhey for his recent achievement in becoming a level 4 accredited referee. With a large amount of experience in both the Indoor and Beach disciplines, Pete has just stepped it up even more in 2018 by being selected as a Line Judge at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Pete states "The 2018 Commonwealth Games were amazing. The opening ceremony was spectacular, the Beach Volleyball venue was incredible and all the officials were excellent to work with. I was fortunate enough to be put on the Men's Gold Medal game, and when the Aussie boys won the first set I've never experienced anything louder in my life! The crowd were so into it, just willing the boys home!" Pete's refereeing career started in 2004 where he started refereeing indoor volleyball, before stepping it up to State League level and the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships in 2008. In 2009 Pete was awarded the State League Referee of the Year Award, which he also won in 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2017.

See some of Pete's highlights and achievements below:

  • Multiple State League Grand Finals
  • 2014-16 World League Lines Judge
  • 2014 SA Beach Open
  • 2014 Victorian Beach Open
  • 2015 SA Beach Open – 1st Referee Men’s Final
  • 2015 Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships
  • 2016 SA Beach Open – 1st Referee Men’s and Women’s Final
  • 2016 Victorian Beach Open
  • 2016 Australian Beach Volleyball Tour Finals – 1st Referee Women’s Final
  • 2016 Australian Volleyball League - Referee
  • 2016 Australian Volleyball League Finals - Referee 
  • 2016 Four Nations Cup
  • 2016 Asian Beach Volleyball Championships – 1st and 2nd Referee
  • 2016 Asian Continental Cup Olympic Qualifier – Lines Judge
  • 2017 January SA Beach Open – 1st Referee Men’s Final/Co-Referee Delegate
  • 2017 March Shepparton Beach World Tour 1 Star – 2nd Referee Men’s Final
  • 2017 Australian Beach Volleyball Tour Finals – 1st Referee Men’s Final
  • 2017 November Manly Beach World Tour 2 Star
  • 2018 January SA Beach Open
  • 2018 February Shepparton Beach World Tour 1 Star – Line Judge/Referee
  • 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast Beach Volleyball – Lines Judge

Volleyball SA would also like to recognise and congratulate Cimon Lee, Henry Breen and Angela Long for participating as an official at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. 

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