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Badminton referee course successful
Published on: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
By: GL Oh
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Badminton referee course successful
Sebastian Ting (seated in yellow) and Anthony (seated, third left)with the participants after the closing ceremony.
Kota Kinabalu: Datuk Anthony Linggian has successfully conducted  an introduction to referees course held at the Gymkhana Club  in Miri, Sarawak on May 26.

A total of 30 participants from  all over Sarawak with one from Brunei took part in the two-day course organised by the Miri Badminton Association led by its president Jeremy Ting and supported by the New Sarawak Badminton Association.

Anthony, who is a former Badminton World Federation Referee and currently Referee Assessor/ Course conductor for Badminton Asia and Badminton Association of Malaysian was able to share his 40 years experience in the field with the participants.

He was later appointed the tournament referee for the  Victor-Universal Junior Championships held at the Champion Badminton Hall from May 27-30, where he was able to demonstrate the art of refereeing to the participants.

He added that three umpires who had passed the BAM Accredited Umpires Theory Examinations last year were given their practical assessment during the tournament as authorised by Badminton Association of Malaysia.

Meanwhile, the opening ceremony of the referee course was graced by Sarawak Tourism Board’s chairman Dato Dennis Ngan and the closing was officiated by Sarawak’s deputy Tourism, creative Industry and Performing Arts Minister Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew who is also the advisor for Miri Badminton Association.

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