Technical officials are central to controlling the game of badminton on-court and ensuring fair match play which follows the Laws of Badminton and the various competition regulations.
Ensuring a high standard of officiating at international competitions is a key goal of the BWF. Training and development of technical officials is an important part of maintaining consistently high standards of officiating.
BWF appoints technical officials to all BWF Major Events.
The sport has a development pathway from national to continental and world level. BWF qualifies referees and umpires at two levels – Accredited and Certificated.
The BWF also has a large number of internationally qualified line judges who serve the sport at BWF world events.
BWF is responsible for:
- Supporting the training and developing technical officials.
- Regularly assessing and reviewing performance of officials at international competitions.
- Managing the qualification and certification system for BWF technical officials.
The BWF office keeps a “record of work” of each technical official in their role and this is used to ensure mix of experience at BWF Major Events and to ensure technical officials meet the minimum number of hours of work annually to retain their respective credential.
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