Fencers

Beginners classes - Get Inspired

Following the great coverage in the Olympics do you want to find out more about the sport of fencing and perhaps have a go. See below for beginners classes which are starting soon. Most fencing clubs cater for beginners to join at any time throughout the year so contact our National Development Officers if you can't find a class listed below. They can give you details of clubs in your area.

Rio 2016 - 4th for Richard Kruse

Coming 4th is a great result in the Olympic Men's Foil and Richard Kruse came so close to winning a medal. It was a fantastic achievement and you can read a full report from British Fencing. And if you missed it you can watch the match here on the BBC Sport's Pages.

U13 and U15 rankings

Here are the 2015-2016 Scottish Youth Rankings. This is the first year that a comprehensive ranking has been published for these age groups and this reflects the commitment Scottish Fencing has made to developing our stars of tomorrow. The points totals are based upon a fencer's best 6 results from 9 nominated competitions and this format will continue in the 2016-2017 season.

2016 Scottish Fencing Academy Summer Camp

Booking is now closed. If you wish to attend the Summer Camp please contact Don@scottish-fencing.com to see if there are any places left.

Obituary - Mike Rollinson

We recently heard the sad news that Mike Rollinson passed away on the 30 January 2016. Mike started fencing at a young age and pursued it through his physics studies at Edinburgh University. He ended up with a varied career in IT and weather forecasting systems that enabled a fair amount of travel. After many years out of fencing due to work, Mike took fencing up again in his early forties to get fit but the competitive bug bit again and he would travel with other club members to Open competitions in Scotland and England.

Sabre Winter Training Camp - Salle Ossian

Sabre Winter Training Camp - Salle Ossian

Salle Ossian are running a winter training camp at:

Salle Ossian, Unit 4, Riverview Business Park, Friarton Road, Perth, PH2 8DF

Training will take place at the following times:

Sat 19th - Weds 23rd December 10-4pm

and

Mon 28th - Thurs 31st December 10-4pm

British Womens Foil Team Champions

Congratulations to Edinburgh Fencing Club's womens foil team who retained their British title on the 7 December.  The team of Cathy Cook, Zoe Sudderick, Katie Smith, Victoria Duxbury and Chloe Dickson braved 'Storm Desmond' to compete in the British Team Championships in London. Edinburgh Fencing Club were the current holders of the title, and after an exciting and close final with London Team Salle Boston, the Edinburgh Team emerged the winners to retain their British Championship Title. The team picture is with Don McKenzie, EFC, coach.

Youth International Qualifiers

Scottish Fencing and The Foundation for Scottish Fencing are running a series of competitions for under 15 and under 13 fencers in 2016-17 again. We will use these to select fencers for Challenge Wratislavia in March (and potentially one other foreign competition if the Youth Weapon Coordinators can find a suitable option).

Salle Ossian Awards

The attached PDF contains information about a system of awards offered by Salle Ossian. The closing date for applications is Friday 19 December 2014.

Salle Ossian is a charity dedicated to providing equipment, coaching and facilities to promote the the olympic sport of fencing. It operates primarily in Perthshire Scotland.


 

The Stirling Sword

Further details of the "Stirling Sword" team and individual competitions are now available here.

There is also a Facebook page here.

Email to stirlingsword@gmail.com to obtain an entry form and/or a poster to announce the competition in your club.

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