BWF seeks international line judges

Written by  Wednesday, 24 October 2012 21:39

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is currently looking to increase the number of BWF international line judges to cope with the BWF’s growing commitments and increasing tournament program. The BWF has stated that “the establishment of the BWF line judges List has been a great success which has provided a valuable source of neutral linejudges at the Olympic Games, BWF Major Events and also some OSIM BWF World Superseries Tournaments. The BWF international line judges have over the last two years shown excellent skills and capacity for hard work and they should be rightly applauded for their positive contribution to improving standards in this crucial area of the Sport.”

The eligibility of BWF international line judges is according to the criteria below:

  • Less than 65 years of age, retiring at the end of the year of their 65th birthday,
  • A minimum of 5 years experience as an International line judge
  • As a minimum, a National umpiring qualification
  • Understand and speak English fluently (similar to the requirement for a BWF umpire)

The BWF have also placed a quota on the number of new lines judges from each region. Europe and Asia have an allocation of 20 line judges each, with 4 nominations allocated to each of Africa, Pan Am and Oceania. The quotas are designed to ensure a wide spread of neutral umpires and also to ensure principles of universality.

Those of you interested should contact your state associations for information on how to apply.

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