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Line up for the World Championships

Tuesday 14 July 2015

CALLING all badminton fans! Do you want to be in the thick of the action? Well, you won’t get a much better view than from the line judge’s chair. 

Just imagine, you could be part of the court officials team for one of the finals when the TOTAL BWF World Championships come to Glasgow’s Emirates Arena two years from now. 

The countdown to Glasgow 2017 is already well and truly started but BADMINTONscotland are looking to recruit new line judges in time for the big event. 

With just 24 months to go, there isn’t a better time to get involved in a role that could take you to tournaments at home and abroad and a chance to call the shots! 

In the build-up to the World Championships there will be other big events to develop your line judging skills. Coming up in November is the Scottish Open Grand Prix at the Emirates Arena (Nov 18-22) and from February 5-7 there is the Yonex Scottish National Championships at the Bell’s Sports Centre in Perth. But there are a host of other junior tournaments through the season where new line judges can gain experience.

There is great camaraderie and enthusiasm among the line judging team and you will be given a warm welcome, make new friends and get the chance to see the top players in action from one of the best seats imaginable.

Who knows, line judging could be the first step on the path to becoming an umpire.

For details on how to become a line judge and for information on training courses contact Marisa Baird on 07717 443037 or email

The TOTAL BWF World Championships will be at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena from August 21-27, 2017.

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