England Netball would like to wish Jackie Mizon the best of luck as she gets ready to depart for the Netball Quad Series at the end of the month.
The Quad Series sees four of the top ranked teams in the world line up against each other in a series of matches to be held in Australia and New Zealand.
This autumn England take on the World Champions Australia in their first match in Brisbane on Saturday 26th August.
England Netball’s officiating department caught up with Jackie before she headed out on what will be her third time umpiring in the Quad Series.
Commenting on being selected by the INF, Jackie said: “Having been involved in the inaugural Quad Series in Australia and New Zealand, it’s a fantastic opportunity to once again be able to work with fellow international Umpires and Assessors.
“This series provides the opportunity for myself and fellow colleagues to work with elite players and coaches through regular competition and it is, as always, a privilege to do so.”
While the rest of the netball fraternity are enjoying the summer break, Jackie only took a couple of weeks off following the 2017 Vitality Netball Superleague season.
She said: “I have had to be mindful of continuing my fitness training throughout the summer and accessing umpiring opportunities through England team selections and training sessions.
“I always remember to ensure that I enjoy and learn from every competition I am involved in.”
Gary Burgess, England Netball Officiating Manager, had this to say about the appointment: “Jackie is both an extremely competent and well known International Umpire on the circuit and the appointments just keep coming as a result.
“She has extremely high standards and I know her attention to detail will stand her in good stead whilst she is over in Australia and New Zealand.”
The Quad Series will be played out over six test matches in Brisbane (Australia vs England and New Zealand vs South Africa) on 26th August, Canberra (Australia vs South Africa) and Auckland (New Zealand vs England) on 30th August.
The series concludes with all teams heading to Invercargill (Australia vs New Zealand and England vs South Africa) for the 3rd September.