Young Officials Award

Award Synopsis:

The 4 hour course is a combination of practical and theory sessions designed to equip the Young Official with the necessary skills and a qualification that will allow them to officiate at badminton events.

Who is the award aimed at?

The Badminton Young Official Award (YOA) is aimed at young people aged 14-19.

Course Content:

  • The Laws of Badminton
  • Scoring and Umpiring
  • Service Judging
  • Line Judging
  • Match Control
  • Health & Safety

The YOA is delivered by trained Badminton Wales Tutors. Each candidate will receive a resource pack including a Young Officials Student CD ROM.Following the course candidates will be supported to gain experience as an official. Once they have done this they will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Following the completion of this Award the Young Official will be directed towards officiating at badminton competition, starting with low level events, and leading onto some being selected to officiate at high profile events


Cost is £30 per candidate (minimum 10 candidates, maximum 20 candidates per course).

Further Information

For further information, or to arrange a course, contact your local Badminton Development Coordinator. If there is no BDC for your area, please contact Rob Short at or on 0845 045 4301.