The INF is pleased to announce those appointed to a new role in the INF, the Regional Officiating Coordinator (ROC), and the newly appointed IUA Testing Panel (ITP).
Each INF region now has a Regional Officiating Coordinator (ROC), who will support the INF’s International Umpiring Manager to lead International Officiating. The INF ROCs will be working closely with the INF Members and Regions to facilitate the pathway to International Umpiring.
The panel of international testers has also been newly appointed. This panel is known as the IUA Testing Panel (ITP) and has a structure which is in place, for the testing of umpires for the International Umpires’ Award (IUA) and the coaching of elite umpires. ITP Cadets, with the support of the ITPs, will also be involved in identifying and training elite umpires and this role provides a succession process and pool of candidates for future ITP members.
The following appointments have been made to these voluntary roles:
INF Regional Officiating Coordinator (ROC)
Africa: Isabel Du Piesanie
Americas: Carmeta Douglin
Asia: Lainie Houston
Europe: Alan Anderson
Oceania: Dianne McTigue
INF International Umpires’ Award (IUA) Testing Panel (ITP) / ITP Cadet
Maggie Du Plessis
Marielouw Van der Merwe
Anne Marie Dickson Lewis
INF International Umpiring Manager, Christina Davidson, says:
“This is a really exciting development for international umpiring and the INF is looking forward to working with those appointed to set world class standards in international officiating.”
The INF would also like to acknowledge and thank the following people, who will no longer be completing the ITP/ITP Cadet role, for all their effort and contributions made to International Umpiring: Deborah Lynch Theobalds, Maureen Boyle, Carolene Logan, Stacey Campton, Dawn Jones, Bobbi Brown and Alison Cormack.
The members of the INF ITP/ITP Cadet and INF ROC Selection Panel were as follows:
Christina Davidson – INF International Umpiring Manager, INF CEO Clare Briegal, INF Regional Board Directors, and Stuart Cummings MBE – Independent Observer (Managing Director of Official Consultancy Limited).
The INF wishes all those involved well in undertaking their new duties, and looks forward to seeing international umpiring strengthen and develop.