Court Officials play an integral part in badminton. They help to make sure that games are played in as fair a manner as possible. Here in WA we have a very good team of dedicated officials who give up their own free time to volunteer to help out at tournaments across Australia and Internationally as well in their various roles.
Court Officials normally cover roles such as Line Judging, Umpiring & Refereeing. There are various levels and for each level there are exams to sit and pass (both practical and theory). We are very lucky in WA to have very experienced Officials, in fact Internationally qualified, in all 3 roles!
From time to time we hold Formal Officials Courses that will allow those who may be interested a chance to get to know the Laws of Badminton better or take the first steps towards becoming a qualified Line Judge, Umpire or Referee. Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more or register your interest for a future course.
Our next Umpire / Line Judge Course will take place on Saturday 5th August 2017 at the Badminton WA office at the Kingsway Indoor Stadium, 130 Kingsway, Madeley.
The Umpire course will commence at 9am and finish at 3pm and will be conducted by Jiten Bhatt, a BWF Certificated Umpire. The cost is $50 for members of Badminton WA and $70 for non-members. For those who have taken the course previously and would like a refresher, the cost is $25.
The Line Judge Course will commence at 1:30pm and finish at 3pm and will be conducted by Bruce Napier, a BWF Certificated Line Judge. The cost is $20 for members of Badminton WA and $30 for non-members.