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Australian officials selected for FIH Pro League in 2019!

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced that within the team of officials for this year 2019 FIH Pro League there will be eight Australians who will be involved in the kick off of this year’s event. Congratulations to Adam Kearns and Aleisha Neumann (umpires), Shayley McGurk-Davy, Joshua Burt, Tammy Standley and Adam Webster (technical officials) and Minka Woolley and Don Prior (umpire administrators).

The FIH Pro League Umpire Panel comprises the best 46 female and male umpires within competitive field hockey.

The FIH have implemented a combination of live and “virtual” umpire reviews using their new FIH. Live digital platform that will be covering the events.  This pioneering technology is widely recoginsed within video assistant umpiring.  Our Australian umpires will also be part of the world leading video referral system using the Hawkeye video analysis technology to rule on decisions referred to them by the on-field umpires.

Not only do the umpires get a great view of the game, host broadcasters can take advantage of slow motion replays and alternative angles to truly show the viewer the skill, speed and excitement of the 2019 Pro League games.

The group of official taking part in this event come from all over the world and are truly dedicated to the sport.  From continuous training and advancement, through to post event assessments by the FIH board, they ensure the highest standards of officiating are continually being met.

For each FIH Pro League game, the team of Officials will consist of:

  • 2 on field umpires
  • 1 video umpire
  • 1 umpire manager
  • 1 match manager
  • 2 local judges selected by the host National Association and approved by the FIH to act as technical officials.

FIH Pro League Umpires:

Female:

BAGDANSKIENE Vilma LTU
BENNETT KarenNZL
CHURCH Amber NZL
de la FUENTE Carolina ARG
DELFORGE Laurine BEL
GIDDENS Maggie USA
HUDSON Kelly NZL
JOUBERT Michelle RSA
KANG Hyun Young KOR
KEOGH Alison IRL
KIM Jung Hee KOR
LIU Xiaoying CHN
MAKAR Ivona CRO
MARTIN-SCHMETS Celine BEL
McCLEAN Ayanna TTO
MEISTER Michelle GER
NEUMANN Aleisha AUS
PRESENQUI Irene ARG
ROSTRON Annelize RSA
UNKA Aleesha NZL
WILSON Sarah GBR
YAMADA Emi JPN

Male:

ANBANANTHAN Rawi MAS
BALE Bruce GBR
BARBAS Diego ARG
BARSTOW Dan GBR
BLASCH Christian GER
GOENTGEN Ben GER
GREENFIELD Gareth NZL
GROCHAL Marcin POL
KEARNS Adam AUS
KOH Eric Kim Lai MAS
LIM Hong Zhen SGP
MADDEN Martin GBR
MEJZLIK Jakub CZE
MONTES de OCA German ARG
PRASAD Raghu IND
RAPAPORT Sean RSA
SHAIKH Javed IND
TAYLOR Simon NZL
TOMLINSON David NZL
UYTTENHOVE Gregory BEL
van BUNGE Coen NED
van 't HEK Jonas NED
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ESP
WRIGHT Peter RSA

FIH Pro League Match Managers:

Female:

BATHLA Sonia IND
BENNETT Sarah ZIM
BROWN Sheila RSA
CHEE Lilian SGP
FUERST Elisabeth AUT
HESS Lurah USA
McGURK-DAVY Shayley AUS
PARKS Paula CAN
PETITJEAN Sylvie FRA
RICHARDSON Reyah TTO
RINALDINI Lorena ARG
RUTTEN Edna NED
SCHWEDE Sonja GER
STANDLEY Tammy AUS
TOMLINSON Jackie NZL
van RENSBURG Marie RSA
ZELKIN Rene USA

Male:

WEBSTER Adam AUS
BAIRD Scott GBR
BURT Josh AUS
CATTON Steve GBR
CHAN Alfred HKG
DECKENBROCK Christian GER
DELLA MATTIA Adrian ARG
DE MATTOS Thiago BRA
DEVADAS Mathavan SGP
GULDBRANDSEN Casper DEN
HARRIS Willard TTO
HAWKE Gavin NZL
ISBERG Björn SWE
KANYANGARARA Kays ZIM
MOHAMMED Muneer IND
OTI-MENSAH Frank GHA
STICKLAND Sam GBR
WARRIS Rogier NED

FIH Pro League Umpire Managers:

Female:

BRADA Yolande NED
de KLERK Marelize RSA
DUNCAN Jean GBR
GARNETT Sarah NZL
HUNNABALL Margaret GBR
KNIPE Louise GBR
STEWART Wendy CAN
WOOLLEY Minke AUS

Male:

ADELL Xavier ESP
CURRAN Ged GBR
FRENCH Colin NZL
HORGAN Steve USA
McMURRAY Clive RSA
O'CONNOR Ray IRL
PRIOR Don AUS
SALADINO Edmundo ARG
SCHELLEKENS Philip NED
ten CATE Rob NED
von RETH Peter NED

 

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