International Umpire Appointments

For a match to be ranked on the World Netball World Rankings umpires must be appointed by World Netball.

All umpires appointed to international ranking matches are independent of the teams playing in line with World Netball policy.

World Netball umpires are volunteers carrying out their role alongside work or study. World Netball would like to thank employers, families and friends for the great support they give to allow the umpires to represent World Netball.

An International Umpires’ Award (IUA) runs for a four year period during which time umpires are expected to show ongoing improvement. Towards the end of the four year cycle IUA go through a re-endorsement process to see if they are reappointed for a further four years.

The current International Umpires’ Award (IUA) are:
Bronwen AdamsAngela Armstrong-LushRachael AyreWayne BentiJoshua Bowring
Jonathan BredinDave BrownJoel BrownGary BurgessJemma Cook
Rhian EdwardsTania FinkGareth FowlerTracey-Ann Catherine GriffithsAlison Harrison
Anso KempTracey LambChakatsa LepholeNigel Wayne Lim Jun LiangYu Bee Ling
Kate MannDanielle MaulderLeonard MasaoKen MetekingiCory Nicholls
Terrence PeartTheresa PrinceKristie SimpsonKate StephensonJames Thomas
Louise TravisElizna van den BergTara WarnerKate WrightJoan Yuliani


International Talent Identified (ITID) Umpires are also on a 4 year review cycle and are expected to show ongoing improvement and potential to gain an IUA.

The current International Talent Identified (ITID) Umpires are:
Justin BarnesNathan BegleySalomé BritzAbednico CheteloMakeba Leeanne Zoey Clarke
Louise ColeTayla FavellMoeth GaymesNatalie GreganFarrah Jaura
Joanne LillySasha McLeodTheophilus MoletsaneKhan MurrayTharina Opperman
Nadine Pardo-ZammitRachael RadfordRachael StebbingsMarise StuartGeorgina Sulley-Beales
Kwan Yee TangJessica TengBoikhutso (Victor) TueloTamara Welsford


The development of all the IUA and ITID is supported by their national and World Netball Regional Federations.

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