Brenda Kinden receives the Central Newfoundland Association of Basketball Officials rookie of the year award from executive member Terry Burton.
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GLENWOOD, NL – Brenda Kinden has been named rookie of the year for the Central Newfoundland Association of Basketball Officials.
The province has three basketball official associations – St. John’s, Central and Western.
The Bill Connelly Rookie of the Year Award is issued to one official, in each association. “Brenda is a very, very, deserving recipient,” said executive member Terry Burton. “She’s a great up and comer.”
Basketball has always been a part of her life, having played in high school and later coaching. While it’s not always the most thankful job, Kinden felt that coaching seemed like a natural progression as it still allowed her to be involved with the sport.
“It’s good to work with the kids, teaching them about different aspects of the game,” she said.