INF appoint match officials for Vitality Netball World Cup 2019

England Netball is delighted to confirm that six English officials have been appointed to the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 which is being held at the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool in England from the 12th to 21st July 2019.

The pool includes Gary Burgess, returning for his third World Cup (2011, 2015 and 2019), Louise Travis and Jackie Mizon, in their second (2011 & 2019 and 2015 & 2019) and Kate Stephenson in her first.

Cheryl Danson OBE and Heather Gleadall are also invited in their roles as Umpire Assessors and will form part of the five-strong Umpires Appointment Panel (UAP).

INF International Umpiring Manager, Christina Davidson, said: “Congratulations to those who have been appointed and I am pleased there will be so many world-class umpires in action at what will be a thrilling event.”

England Netball CEO, Joanna Adams, added: “I am delighted to hear that four of our fantastic umpires have been appointed along with two of our most experienced Umpire Assessors.

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“The depth of the umpiring pool in England is growing and is certainly meeting the demands of the sport both nationally in the Vitality Netball Superleague and internationally with these and other appointments.”

The full appointments are as follows:


Gary Burgess – England

Louise Travis – England

Kate Stephenson – England

Jackie Mizon – England

Anso Kemp – South Africa

Janet Edeling – South Africa

Elizna van den Berg – South Africa

Michelle Phippard – Australia

Joshua Bowring – Australia

Marc Henning – Australia

Helen George – Australia

Joan Abdullah – Singapore

Dave Brown – Jamaica

Terrence Peart – Jamaica

Angela Armstrong-Lush – New Zealand

Lisa McPhail – New Zealand

Gareth Fowler – New Zealand

Umpire Appointments Panel (UAP)

Fay Meiklejohn [Chair] – New Zealand

Cheryl Danson – England

Heather Gleadall – England

Jacqui Jashari – Australia

Deborah Lynch Theobalds – Barbados

Best wishes and good luck to all those appointed!

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