The following umpires were approved for upgrading during the 7 March 1998 meeting of the FIH Executive Board. The recommendations for upgrading were made by the FIH Umpiring Committee.
FIH Special Rules:
Martin Milla (KEN)
Edmundo Saladino (ARG); Audrey Gaynor (JAM)
Daljit Singh (MAS); Erwin Hoemann (CHI); Matthias Messerli (SUI); Ismail Al-Ajmi Mustafa (OMA); Jos?-Luis Ramirez Guttierrez (MEX); Kaur Anant (MAS); Alicia Takeda Hirata (MEX).
Kim Wendelboe (DEN); Jane Bellehewe (ENG)
Michael Soukup (CZE) (outdoor only); Alan Wooley (ENG)
The following umpires were approved for upgrading during the 29 May 1998 meeting of the FIH Council. The recommendations for upgrading were made by the FIH Umpiring Committee.
Gary Anderson (ZIM); Antonio Bustos (ESP); Nicholas Lockart (ENG); Rob ten Cate (NED); Dawn Henning (ENG); Roberta Lanzalonga (ITA); Heike Malina (GER).
Bradley Hardy (AUS); Antonio Guadagnino (ITA); Thilkan Velappakutty (SIN); Angela Edwards (AUS); Dawn De Foe (SIN); Michelle Smart (AUS).
Stefan Beri (SWE); Christian Blomster (SWE); Scott Evans (AUS); Mark Sandhu (AUS); Christian Siebrecht (GER); Luis Terencio (POR); Louise Knipe (ENG).