AN INTRODUCTION Hi, my name is Ian and I’m a newly qualified umpire. I never thought I’d end up saying that but I often find myself in situations I never thought I’d be in so it’s best just roll with it. At least this time my mother isn’t disappointed with
There has been a lot – and I mean, a lot – of social media criticism about the umpiring at the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup in London over the past couple of weeks. Generally speaking, the criticism has been reasonable and level-headed. What’s more, it comes with the territory.