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WHA Greatest Umpire

Craig Gribble

Grew up through Waikato Hockey juniors to become a World Leader in Hockey to the Fédération Internationale de Hockey(FIH). Craig manages Umpiring and Officiating within FIH. His key tasks include appointments, education and development strategies for all umpires and officials. Although he was part of the coaching and management of umpires at London 2012 and Rio 2016, he also enjoys the challenge and satisfaction of developing umpires and officials from emerging countries. Before leaving the Waikato to Hockey NZ, Craig won the Sport Waikato Umpire of the Year-2001.

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