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Technical Officials (TO) are one of the most important pillars for competitive sport and badminton is no exception to this. There are three major roles that ensure a smooth competition or tournament; the referee, the umpire and the line judge. Each of these roles is charged with a specific component of the competition, and as such require a different area expertise.

Three tiers of accreditation exist within the TO education pathway, see more detail by clicking on the boxes below.

To get involved as a TO get in touch with your State/Territory Association, contact details can be found here.

LINE JUDGE
LINE JUDGE
Line judges are charged with ensuring that when the shuttle hits the floor during play that an impartial and accurate decision is made on whether the shuttle is ‘in’ or ‘out’. Line Judges…
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UMPIRE
UMPIRE
Umpires in badminton are the authority for the match, they are in charge of the court and the immediate surroundings. Umpires must ensure that the match they are officiating is …
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REFEREE
REFEREE
The Referee oversees the entire tournament/competition and must ensure that the tournament is conducted within the Laws of Badminton, the rules and regulations…
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