BWF International Technical Official – Line Judge Cycle 2023-2026 – deadline for applications 30th May 2022 by Himanshu Anil Shah · 19/05/2022 This content has been restricted to logged in users only. Please login to view this content.
It’s too late for me no doubt, and I understand that the age limit is a BWF thing not BLJofE, but such an arbitrary age limit is illegal in English law, certainly in the context of employment. It seems to me that a court would conclude it is also illegal for volunteer positions. There is a well organised assessment process for line judges. This would provide an objective and legally and morally defensible filter to weed out any line judges without the right competences. I believe at the very least this argument should be put to BWF . They might change their mind but at the very least they should be asked to justify this arbitrary, discriminatory age limit.