Clubs

PVG and Disclosure Checks

Recruitment guidance and Disclosure Certificates (Clubs can find a sample recruitment process attached below).

When someone is appointed to a role in a club (coach/welfare officer/parent helper) it is the club and committee of that club who are recruiting them.

Swordmark Criteria

SWORDMARK CRITERIA

There is three levels of Swordmark; Basic, Advanced and Super Club. All clubs must achieve the critria set in sections 1, 2 and 3. The criteria achieved in section 4 will determine whether a club will achieve Basic, Advanced or Super Club status.

  1. CLUB MANAGEMENT
  2. PROTECTION OF VULNERABLE GROUPS AND DUTY OF CARE
  3. HEALTH & SAFETY
  4. CLUB DEVELOPMENT – Fencing Programme / Coaches & Officials / Engagement with the Wider Community

 

Swordmark Deadlines

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

 

2018 Scottish Fencing Sport Development Report

Scottish Fencing is today publishing the findings of a recent consultation exercise, conducted by the sports consultancy “Growing Sport”.

The Consultancy was tasked to gather feedback and offer recommendations around four key areas of: Membership growth, SwordMark, Club Development and Talent Development.

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.

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.

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 Scottish Fencing AGM - hold the date

Going to the match or pub to watch Scotland V Italy in the Rugby Six Nations on Saturday 18 March?

Fantastic, before you go come to the Scottish Fencing AGM. We promise to have business completed by 11.30 in time for you to get to wherever you are watching the match. And we will give you breakfast! Tea/coffee and a breakfast roll will be served from 9.15am for a prompt start at 9.30.

Scholarship opportunity with Dunblane Fencing Club

Dunblane Fencing club are offering a scholarship opportunity to school age fencers. This is open to all fencers not just those who are members of the Dunblane Fencing Club.

Further details on the scholarship offer are below and information about the club is here

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.

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