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    Frank Townsend



    Inductee Information

    Name
    Frank Townsend

    Inducted
    1985

    Induction Category
    Builder


    Role
    Referee, Founder

    Biography
    After returning from overseas at the end of WW11, Frank began refereeing basketball at the Y.M.C.A., where Junior, Intermediate, and Senior basketball was flourishing. In 1947, he formed the Basketball
    Referees Association. The association was committed to setting a standard for all officials to follow, such as floor coverage and rule interpretation. While providing a leadership role in this new association, Frank continued to referee until 1956, including Provincial, Western Canadian, and National finals.
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