World Netball names officials for NWC2023

World Netball (WN) have 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 McAnda 
Bongani Mdunjana 
Nonhle Mildred Nkomo 
Anushka Odendaal 
Buda Sam Seoli 
Ambros Sikutu 
Ziphozonke Mchunu 
Corona Visser

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.”
Netball World Cup 2023 Head of Technical, Magriet Bester, added: “We are looking forward to an amazing show of international netball. 

“The Selected National Technical Oficials 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.”