General

Umpiring and more
Date: 12/19/2016 2:58 PM
Carol Ui Fhearghail has 21 years of umpiring experience where 18 of those are from international tournaments. She is from Ireland and is still active in umpiring. To top that, she is in Badminton Europe´s umpire assessment panel where she helps to train and assess new umpires.


Carol Ui Fhearghail umpiring at the 1st European Games in Baku


Listen to Carol´s interview for our December edition on ´Women in the Spotlight´ where she shares her interesting umpiring experiences and her passion for our sport.



Carol added ´One of the ways to encourage female participation is from country where there are already women umpires in the respective country. I conducted a course for Badminton Europe this year and at that course, there were 6 participants. From the 6 women, 4 of them come from a country where there are already senior female umpires. This shows their willingness and their possibilities to follow the senior female umpires´ footsteps´.

In a nutshell

There are two functions for Badminton Europe's Umpire Assessment Panel:

• lead and instruct Badminton Europe umpire education courses.
• make recommendations on upgrading umpires to Badminton Europe Accredited and Certificated level.

The panel (until 31-12-2017) consists of the following members:

Michael Nemec (Austria)
Sven Serré (Belgium)
Preben Noeies (Denmark)
Peter Ganes (Denmark)
Dave Hinton (England)
Malcolm Banham (England)
Carol Ui Fhearghail (Ireland)
Per-Åke Andersson (Sweden)
Håkan Fossto (Sweden)

For other ´Women in the Spotlight´ interviews, click here.

To know more about the Women in Badminton Scholarships, click here.

For enquiries about umpiring, email umpires@badmintoneurope.com.


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