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OFFICIATING IN BADMINTON

SPECIALIZED ROLES FOR QUALIFIED VOLUNTEERS

Officials roles are among the most important positions when planning badminton events as they are specialized roles filled by qualified volunteers.

Badminton events of all size - be it a local circuit tournament, county competition or even one of our major events - on a national and international level, require a team of officials.

This team will typically be made up of: 

  • Line judges
  • Umpires
  • Match referees

Click below for ways to qualify to become a badminton official and start your journey on a pathway that could end up taking you around the world.

LINE JUDGES

Visit the Badminton Line Judge Association for more info how to get qualified to make line calls under pressure.

UMPIRES

Click to find out more about becoming an umpire at the Badminton Umpires Association of England website.

TOURNAMENT/MATCH REFEREES

The referee is in overall charge of all matters which affect schedule of play, implements of regulations and player conduct.

OFFICIALS PATHWAY

Officials Pathway

VIDEO - OFFICIATING IN BADMINTON

Enjoy our video on why officials play a crucial role in badminton