Scottish umpires Sarah Wilson and Martin Madden have each been chosen for the upcoming Olympic Video games, in Paris. It is going to be a 3rd Olympics look for each, and additional cements Scotland’s standing as producing among the finest officers in world hockey.
Their choice comes on the again of years of arduous work and dedication to realize their ambitions.
In 2016 in Rio each umpired quite a lot of vital matches, together with the Bronze Medal Matches.
Following Rio, Wilson was awarded the FIH Umpire of the Yr award and Madden grew to become the thirty ninth man to obtain the FIH Golden Whistle.
On the Tokyo Olympics Sarah umpired the Girls’s Gold medal last between The Netherlands and Argentina. Martin, in the meantime, umpired matches between New Zealand and India, Argentina and Spain, Argentina and New Zealand, Russia and Germany, Japan and Spain, and Spain and New Zealand.
On the current EuroHockey Championships Sarah Wilson umpired the boys’s last on and Martin Madden umpired the ladies’s last, and was the reserve for the boys’s last – exceptional achievements.
As well as our technical officers Martin Monaghan and Lorna Eadie officiated on the ladies’s last and Lorna officiated on the boys’s bronze medal match. These appointments mirror their talents and the excessive regard during which our Scottish officers are held.
Scotland’s Worldwide Appointments Committee Consultant, Anne Wotherspoon, mentioned, “That is one other nice achievement for each Sarah and Martin to be appointed to a 3rd Olympic Video games; and to have two umpires appointed, as soon as once more, is terrific information for Scotland. Having represented Scotland in Tokyo and Rio, each have continued to go from strength-to-strength of their umpiring careers. I’m very proud that every one their arduous work and perseverance has paid off in being appointed to the Olympics in Paris.
“Sarah and Martin are improbable function fashions for our umpires and officers on our pathway, and credit score additionally must go to all of the volunteers which have helped assist Sarah, Martin to achieve their potential. I want them each the perfect of luck”.