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WE ARE THE COURT OFFICIALS FOR BADMINTON IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA:
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Court Officials (formally known as Technical Officials) are the team of Line Judges, Umpires and Referees that oversee the technical sport elements at badminton events. They have an important presence at badminton competitions - to uphold the integrity of the sport and fairness of the game.
Line judges, umpires and referees are in high demand, with a variety of opportunities both in Victoria and overseas:
Officiate at community, state, national and international level events
Pathways for international accreditations and travel
Become a member of state teams
Join a community passionate about sport and badminton
Amazing courtside views!
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NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PATHWAYS
To become a court official in Victoria, you must undertake training and assessment required by the Badminton Victoria Court Officials Committee (BVCOC).
Umpires and Referees at sanctioned events in Victoria are accredited or certified by the national body for the sport, Badminton Australia (BA) under the guidance of the Badminton Australia Technical Officials Committee (BATOC).
National and international court official roles are open to those with the required level of training and experience.
Training for Court Officials
Enquire today about the available training for Court Officials hosted by the BVCOC in Victoria, Australia:
Line Judge Training
National Accredited Umpire
National Accredited Referee
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF...
Imagine yourself at the Olympic Games. Imagine travelling across the state, country and around the globe to see the finest badminton players compete, from the best seat in the house. There is a world of amazing opportunities available to court officials!
Start your journey to the life of a court official - check out all the roles available and see where you could fit in below:
A line judge is responsible for indicating whether a shuttle has landed “in” or “out” when the shuttle lands near the lines he/she has been assigned to monitor.
Depending on the level of tournament, there may be as many as 10 line judges assigned to a court for a particular match.
The umpire has the authority over a particular match and is in charge of the court and its immediate surrounds. The umpire ensures the match is conducted in accordance with the Laws of Badminton, the rules and regulations of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and any other regulations pertinent to the specific tournament.
The umpire makes calls regarding service faults and other player faults or lets. The umpire keeps the match score which he or she announces after each point. The umpire also keeps a record of any incidents of misconduct and reports them to the referee. The umpire’s jurisdiction shall exist from the time the players enter the court before the match until they leave the court after the match. The umpire reports to and acts under the authority of the referee.
An umpire is required for badminton competition, where 1 umpire is assigned to a court for a particular match. The umpire typically sits on a badminton-specific highchair placed at the end of the net for an optimal view of their allocated court.
A person with an umpire certification or accreditation may be assigned duties of the service judge during badminton events.
The service judge is responsible for indicating service faults when they occur.
When allocated, 1 service judge is assigned to a court for a particular match. The service judge sits on a chair at ground level, directly opposite the umpire of the match.
Referees are responsible for the overall aspects of a tournament, including adherence to the Laws of Badminton, suitability of the venue, fairness of the competition structure, approve draws and results and other regulations.
A referee is required for all badminton competition sanctioned by state, national and international bodies of the sport - a minimum of 1 referee per tournament. The referee is seated at the match control away from the field of play and with a view of all umpires on competition courts.