The Badminton Umpires Association of England was founded in 1952 and was the first international organisation to co-ordinate badminton umpires anywhere in the World.
At that time all umpiring was organised on an individual event basis and there was no common terminology, technique or presentation by umpires. The standardisation of umpiring became a prime objective of the new Association, along with a desire to improve the standard of umpiring. The 'Instructions to Court Officials' that are now appended to the Laws of Badminton are a direct result of the achievements of our Association.
The BUAofE remains a voluntary organisation and is administered entirely by a committee of volunteers, from amongst the umpires in England. The Execuative Committee (formerly known as the Officers) consists of a President and Vice-President, Chairman, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer. The remainder of the National Committee consists of the Membership Secretary, the leaders of the 6 sub-committees , 2 elected Members Representatives and a nominee from Badminton England, as well as a nominee from the Badminton Line Judges Association of England and a Referees Representative (both of whom are non-voting members).
The 6 sub-committees are Assessment, Finance, Regional Secretaries, Selections (National),Technical and Training.