Rachel Williams awarded rank of International Outdoor Umpire

Rachel Williams - International Umpire

Rachel Williams has been promoted by the FIH to rank of International Outdoor Umpire.

Rachel started her umpiring development on the National Young Umpires Promising List (NYUPL) which enabled her to gain experience at tournaments across the country from a young age.

“Due to the pathway England Hockey has established I managed to qualify from the NYUPL as a National League umpire”

Since being nominated as a Level 3 Candidate, Rachel’s expediential growth of her umpiring career has been phenomenal. Since 2012, Rachel has been appointed to televised National Finals, has received Premier Panel promotion and been appointed to her first European and FIH appointments to the Club Champion Trophy and 4 Nations.

Rachel puts her achievements down to hard work and that she has been fortunate in sharing the journey of hockey development with emerging talents as well as the prestigious names of hockey,

“I’m honoured to receive these recognition milestones, but I’m also very aware that to open up the possibilities, it’s now that the hard work begins”.

“I’ve been privileged this season on the pitch and am grateful for the support network around me and the learning that each experience brings. I’d also like to thank Sports Resources for tactile products, supporting me in my career aspirations”.

“My advice for anyone, anywhere on the umpiring ladder: learn everything you can, anytime you can from anyone you can”.

Follow Rachel’s journey on Twitter, @RachWilliams10.