IFNA salutes Bajan umpire
It was a proud moment for international netball umpire Marion Johnson-Hurley when she received her International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA) pin from the body’s representative, Octavia Gibson, at the Netball Stadium last Friday night.
Former local president Gibson, who is an IFNA director as well as the regional representative for the Americas, said the pin represented Johnson-Hurley’s international umpires’ award (IUA) badge following her impressive performances on the regional and international circuit.
Johnson-Hurley passed the screening in 1998 as an international umpire and since then the physical education teacher has carried out her umpiring duties throughout the Caribbean and the netball world.
She represented Barbados as a player in netball and basketball. She has officiated at the 2003 World Championships finals, the 2005 World Youth Games finals and the 2006 Commonwealth Games final.