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World Netball (WN) has today announced the International Technical Officials (ITO) and the National Technical Officials (NTO) selected for the Netball World Cup 2023 (NWC2023), in Cape Town.

23 ITO have been selected, including 6 for the Umpire Appointment Panel (UAP) and 17 Umpires. 26 NTO have been selected to fulfil the roles of Technical Officials and Statisticians. The full list of ITO and NTO can be found below. Non-travelling reserves have also been selected who are not named. The team of Officials detailed below, will join the already appointed NWC2023 Technical Delegate, Charlotte Scholtz.

Umpire Appointments Panel (UAP)
Heather Gleadall (Chair)
Sharon Kelly
David Pala’amo
Marielouw van der Merwe
Anne Abraitis
Deborah Lynch

Alison Harrison
Anso Kemp
Angela Armstrong-Lush
Tara Warner
Kate Stephenson
Joshua Bowring
Gary Burgess
Jemma Cook
Kristie Simpson
Gareth Fowler
Ken Metekingi
Bronwen Adams
Kate Mann
Elizna van den Berg
Louise Travis
Terrence Peart
Tracy-Ann Griffiths

Lidia Eyssen
Poulo Joseph Khanye
Mario Stuart
Anna Makallane
Kelebogile Maplanka
Pamela Anthea Mayangie
Chamelle Annette Mc Anda
Bongani Mdunjana
Nonhle Mildred Nkomo
Anushka Odendaal
Buda Sam Seoli
Ambros Sikutu
Ziphozonke Mchunu

Technical Bench Officials
Lorraine Boloka
Pelonomi Kiti
Amanda Kurata
Iris Lawrence
Devaybri Louw
Ivy Masebe
Mabel Mogale
Faith Mogano
Bongi Ningiza
Kope Piitso
Charlotte Schoeman
Puleng Tshabalala

Speaking on the announcement, World Netball International Officiating Manager, Christina Barrow, said: “The Netball World Cup is one of the most prestigious events in the World Netball world class events calendar, and it is always a privilege to be able to announce the officials that have been selected, which is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and talent.

“All the World Netball officials work on a voluntary basis, and we appreciate all the time they give up to make each and every International Netball event a success.

“I would like to take this opportunity to wish those selected well at the Netball World Cup 2023, in Cape Town.”

NWC2023 Head of Technical, Magriet Bester, added: “We are looking forward to an amazing show of international netball.

“The Selected National Technical Officials were trained during South Africa’s National Premium League, (Telkom Netball League) and international competitions hosted by Netball South Africa.

“Champion Data then joined us in 2022, identifying and training officials for Netball World Cup 2023.

“Having the expertise of Champion Data headed by Christian Eshman, it gives us pleasure to announce that the team is ready and looking forward to the experience awaiting them during the Netball World Cup 2023.”

To see the full list of qualified teams for the NWC2023, click here.

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