Williams promoted to International Indoor Umpire

Umpire Rachel Williams


Following the recent European Club Cup in Lithuania, Rachel Williams has been promoted by the FIH to the rank of International Indoor Umpire.

This is Rachel’s second international promotion in quick succession, following her elevation to the rank of International Outdoor Umpire just 12 months ago.

Rachel describes the Indoor game as thrilling, quick and skilful and a real test of an umpire’s decision making and communication skills.

Following news of her promotion, Rachel commented: “I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have had so much support from Umpire Managers and the NPUA, affording me the opportunities to be able to perform at some tremendous events run by England Hockey. I’d like to thank everyone who has supported my journey so far and I promise this is just the beginning!"

All at England Hockey would like to extend their congratulations to Rachel on her achievement and look forward to following her progress in the coming months.

Rachel Williams and Frances Block lead the players out at Hockey 5s