GB Officials (umpires, umpires managers and technical officials) are selected, managed and appointed by the GB Performance Officiating Panel (GBPOP).
This Panel is made up of a representative of each of the three home nations (England, Scotland and Wales) plus two independent members who are appointed by the GB Hockey Board.
Umpires are divided into two panels and technical officials and umpires managers one panel per group. The umpire panels in principle mirror those of the players, namely Performance and Development and the technical and UM panels are reflective of appointments at international level.
All panels are based on current rankings, age and international accreditation/expectation while also acknowledging that assessment and personal circumstances can influence change and movement.