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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

Scottish Fencing Coach Development Course - Coach Educator/Course leader

Training on how to be a Coach Educator

This course is essential for any coach who wants to be involved in delivering the Scottish Fencing Coach Education Programme. The course is free of charge to anyone who is a member of Scottish Fencing and has an L3 qualification or above or is currently working towards there L3 qualification.

This course is aligned to the new British Fencing Coaching Development Framework and will consist of six modules:

2017 Veterans 4 Nations

England 1, Scotland 2, Ireland 3, Wales 4 - Scotland won gold in Women's Foil.

This year Ireland were the hosts and the event was held in Dalkey, south of Dublin with the Saturday night gala dinner being held in the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire.

For the first time, the event was being held over one day. The men’s foil, Women’s epee and the men’s sabre were in the morning with the remaining weapons in the afternoon.

PVG and Disclosure Checks

In light of the recent report into historical abuse in Scottish football, sportScotland has updated their advice on good governance in respect of PVG checks.

As a result Scottish Fencing would ask all members who are coaching or volunteering at their clubs to PVG through Scottish Fencing, even if they are already part of a scheme through an alternative source. 

There is no cost to this. Please email Liz and we will send you a form and instructions on what to do once your form is filled in.

2018 Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2018 - Scotland Team Selection Criteria

The 2018 Commonwealth Federation Fencing Championships will take place in Canberra, Australia from 10 – 15 November 2018.

Scottish Fencing aims to select up to five fencers at each weapon.

Selection will be informed by GB rankings as at 1st July 2018.

To be eligible for selection for the Team a fencer must;

  • Be a member of Scottish Fencing
  • Be eligible to represent Scotland as described in the Scottish Fencing Eligibility Criteria

 

Document and the rules of the Commonwealth Fencing Federation:

Club Development Officers - Car's resignation

At the end of April, Car Stevenson resigned from her post of National Development Officer. Scottish Fencing hopes that Car carries on in a coaching capacity in the West of Scotland so that she can pass on her wealth of knowledge and experience in Sabre to youngsters in the area.

The Board recognises her work with Positive Coaching Scotland in establishing seminars for parents, her contributions to developing the Equality action plan and her efforts supporting clubs with Swordmark accreditation.

2017 BYC results

The full list of results from the BYC are here

Highlights so far are Joe Donaghue U14 Epee Champion, Milenka Zadora U14 Girls Foil and Jamie Cooke U12 Foil Champion! And there were another 15 top 8 finishes!

 

2017 Selection for UK School Games

2017 School Games Selection Information

The event is held at Loughborough University between Thursday 31st – Sunday 3rd September 2017. The selected fencers must commit to arriving & leaving on these dates & must attend the closing ceremony on the Sunday.

To be eligible fencers must be born 1999-2003, i.e. U18 and O13 at the start of the calendar year.

There are 3 fencers allowed selected for the individual event of which 2 will fence in the mixed team

 

ELIGIBILITY FOR SELECTION

Positive Coaching Scotland – Parent Workshop

Want your fencer to get the best experience from their sport? As a parent or carer of a fencer, perhaps one of your most important roles is to help your child understand the important life lessons to be gained from their participation in sport. This seminar, run by Positive Coaching Scotland, aims to provide parents and carers with the framework and tools for building a positive sporting experience.  Further details on PCS and what it’s all about can be found here.

Dave Jerry - Obituary

Scottish Fencing is sad to announce another loss to the fencing community. North Section stalwart and organiser of the Highland Open, Dave Jerry passed away yesterday afternoon after a long illness.

Dave served the British Academy of Fencing for many years as Assistant Secretary, as an examiner and as a coach educator. As course officer he organised many Denstone courses. He was also an excellent coach and received the Brian Pitman Memorial Award in 2008.

Whilst Dave was stationed at RAF Kinloss he ran the Highland Open for several years.

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