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Steve Payne
2001 - Official - Calgary, AB

Nomination Criteria Description

  1. CBF Technical Director – 1995-1997
  2. CBF Referee in Chief – 1989-1995
  3. ABA Referee in Chief – 1989-1995
  4. ABA Referee – 1982
  5. Technical Director – Challenge Cup – 1991, 1996, 1998 & 2000
  6. Officiated – Provincial Championships – multiple occasions
  7. Officiated – National Championships – multiple occasions


Started Officiating hockey in 1970. Steve brought 13 years of experience to the sport of Broomball.
  1. Introduced to broomball in 1982 by Lou Mein & Leo Chaput. Originally looked at as a sissy sport, but after trying a few exhibition games at the university, found that the game was more physically demanding than hockey
  2. Started officiating in the Edmonton area the fall of 1983 when broomball was at its peak
  3. Steve worked the ABA Provincial Championships in Red Deer. He was chosen that year to officiate the Men’s Championship game between Lethbridge Silver Fox & Edmonton Bar K.
  4. Alberta was hosting the Nationals Championships in Leduc. Steve was selected as one of the host officials. He was selected to referee the Men’s Championship between Quebec and Saskatchewan
  5. Steve represented Alberta at the CBF general meeting along with Brian Gouthreau
  6. Steve held the position of Referee in Chief for the province of Alberta until 1995. He also participated in the Officiating Committee and rule change committee for several years
  7. He joined the CBF in 1989 as the Referee in Chief
  8. Steve accompanied the Canadian All-Stars to the All Japan Cup in 1994. This was a highlight of his career in broomball. Having the opportunity to bridge the language barrier and teach the Japanese the techniques of officiating
  9. Steve held the position until 1995 when he left to take an administrative role with the CBF as VP Administration
  10. Steve retired from the CBF in the spring of 1997 to pursue a University degree



  1. Developed CBF Case Book for officials
  2. Implemented 2 year rule change cycle for the CBF
  3. Standards for officials attending National Championships
  4. Selected to be the Referee in Chief for the 1st World Championships in 1991. Steve has continued to be involved with the broomball community. Following the tournament, Steve worked with the organizers in planning the 2nd World Championship in 1996 and participated as the Technical Director & RIC for the tournament
  5. Japan Cup in Hokkaido
  6. 1997 was seen as a pivotal year in International Broomball. A request was made by the Italian Broomball Federation to host the next World Championship in 1998 in Bolzano. During the International meeting, Steve was elected VP Technical for the new International Federation of Broomball Associations (IFBA)
  7. The whirlwind trip to Bolzano to meet with the Italians hosting the 1998 Championship
  8. 1998 Challenge Cup in Bolzano
  9. He designed the statistical program used by the IFBA and was the Technical lead for the 2000 Challenge Cup, responsible for scheduling officials & tournament administration
Steve continues to work with the IFBA in an administrative capacity while having more spare time to enjoy his family and pursue a new career
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