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Development Grants - 2016 update and launch of 17 – 18 programme

Scottish Fencing is pleased to highlight some of the great work carried out by member clubs with support from the grant scheme during 2016/17. Salle Ossian, Shetland Fencing Club, ActiFence and Aberdeen Fencing Club ran beginners courses and competitions for new fencers, resulting in over 70 new members joining Scottish Fencing.

Safety Notice - Masks

Following an incident at the British Fencing Junior and Cadet Championships, please can all referees, competition organisers, coaches and officials pay careful attention to the following:

1. Referees should give a yellow card if a fencer comes on the piste wearing a mask that is not safely secured even if it has not fallen off. (This is a preventative measure)

2. A yellow card should be given whenever a mask falls off during a fight.

Coach Education Recognition of Prior Learning

Application can be made by fencing coaches to Scottish Fencing (SF) for consideration and recognition of prior learning, qualifications and experience which may be considered by Scottish Fencing to be at least the equivalent of qualifications within Scottish Fencing’s Coach Development Programme (SFCDP).

2017 British Junior and Cadet Championships - results

Some great results from the 2017 British Junior and Cadet Championships at the weekend.

Highlights were: 

Cadet Girls Sabre - GOLD -  Elsie Llewellyn

Junior Girls Epee - Silver      Alex Stewart

Junior Girls Sabre - Bronze   Jess Corby

Junior Boys Epee - Bronze    Dylan Morrison

Cadet Girls Epee - Bronze     Alex Stewart

2017 Scottish Schools Secondary Team Competition Results

Dunblane High School are Scottish Secondary School Team Champions

With wins at 015 and U15 Boys Epee, O15 and U15 Boys Foil, O15 Boys Sabre - Dunblane High School won the best School Trophy at the Scottish School Teams competition. Congratulations!

The other winners were:

O15 Boys Epee - St Columbas

U15 Girls Epee and Foil   -  Linlithgow           

O15 Girls Epee  - Woodmill

2017 School Games - Team Selection finalised

Congratulations to the following fencers selected for the 2017 School Games. Parents and supporters you can now buy your tickets here!! 

You can follow all the 2017 School Games on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube using the following links: 

https://twitter.com/_SchoolGames

https://www.facebook.com/SchoolGames/?fref=ts

2017 UK School Games is Announced

Congratulations to the following fencers who are selected for the 2017 UK School Games

Please note that all selections are subject to appeals and to British Fencing disciplinary checks.

Selected fencers will be contacted directly by the Team Manager, Chloe Dickson regarding their selection shortly.

2017 European Veteran Fencing Championships, 25 -28 May

Mike McKay finishes 8th! Great Britain won 2 gold, 4 silver and 10 bronze medals at the 2017 European Veteran Fencing Championships - a very successful event! 

The Championships (individual) are held every 2 years and this year the lovely Italian town of Chiavari near Genoa was the host. This is an open event and there were over 1470 fencers across all 6 weapons in all age groups.

There were 8 fencers from Scotland who entered.

Referee Mentor Scheme

Refereeing in fencing, particularly for foil and sabre, is a skill which comes from a lot of practice and building on experience. Referees can improve their skills from constructive feedback of their performance and from observing current practice.

The ideal way to improve refereeing skills is not in a classroom setting but in competitions supported by a mentor who has gone through the process of seeking feedback and learning from experience.

Scottish Fencing has developed a mentor scheme to help those wishing to develop a career in refereeing.

2017 SFA Summer camp

If you need to contact someone regarding the Summer camp please call Don on 07732 781 464. (The office is closed 17 -21 July) 

Chloe Dickson is the welfare officer at the camp so if you have any concerns please contact Chloe using TM@scottish-fencing.com .

And if you still can't reach anyone please email Mike@scottish-fencing.com and he will reply as soon as he can.

 

Dates/Times: 16 July 7pm - 21 July 1pm

Venue: National Sports Training Centre, Largs KA30 8RW

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