“I’ve been involved with hockey since I was 6 years old, growing up playing in Nelson. I started umpiring club hockey when I was 13 to give back to the sport, and then started getting appointed to NZ Domestic Tournaments with my first one being Collier Trophy (under 13’s) in Christchurch in 2004.
I gradually made my way up the NZ Domestic tournaments until I got my first appointment to Oceania Pacific Cup in 2011 in Fiji, which gave me my first taste of international hockey. In 2015 I was appointed for the first time to our National Hockey League (top tournament in NZ), then was given the opportunity to go to Breda, The Netherlands to umpire a 6 Nations Tournament which is where I gained my international badge. I umpired my first senior international game in Nelson (NZ v Argentina), and have gone to a variety test series in New Zealand and tournaments over the last few years, including Melbourne for a 4 nations series, Bangkok for Hockey 5s qualifiers for the Youth Olympics, Hiroshima for World Series Finals tournament. I was appointed to the Junior World Cup that was to be held in South Africa in December 2021, but had to withdraw after not being able to gain an MIQ spot to return in NZ after the event, and then the appointment to the Commonwealth Games came soon after this.