Clubs are not just a place to fence. They are a place where people come together to practice the sport of fencing, learn from coaches and peers, and improve. To support our clubs on this journey, Scottish Fencing have created Swordmark.

Swordmark is Scottish Fencing’s Club Accreditation scheme, which has been created to support our clubs and empower them to master their chosen environment.

The key aims of Swordmark are:

  • To ensure our clubs are sustainable, safe and well managed.
  • To support our clubs to have quality coaches, referees and volunteers.
  • To support our clubs to provide participation and/or competition opportunities.


Swordmark is the quality standard for Scottish Fencing clubs that focuses on four key areas of club business:

  • Club Management
  • Duty of Care / Protection of Vulnerable Groups
  • Health and Safety
  • Club Development


Swordmark accreditation will be awarded four times per year. This gives our clubs four cycles with which to work with Scottish Fencing’s Club Development Manager, reach the criteria and be awarded Basic, Advanced or Super Club status.

The deadlines are:

  • 28th February
  • 31st May
  • 31st August
  • 30th November


To begin your Swordmark journey, or for more information, please contact Scottish Fencing Club Development Manager, Blair Cremin, at blair.cremin@scottish-fencing.com or 07912 267585.