Date and Time: Saturday 6 May 9-5pm / Sunday 7 May 9-2pm
Venue: The Guide Hall, Thomas Street , Kirkwall, KW15 1PF
Cost: £50 for the weekend
Date and time 20 and 21 May 10-4pm
Venue: Salle Ossian
Cost: £80 for the weekend.
Booking forms will follow shortly.
- New standards for club coaches
- Continuous Professional Development
- Talented Coach Programme
- High performance degrees at Stirling University
- Open Day Launch - Sunday 18th December
Scottish Fencing is aiming to develop a world class coaching programme and is set to launch it’s coach development strategy for 2017-2021. Two years in development and in conjunction with SportScotland and Stirling University, the NEW coach development programme is one that is fit for purpose for the modern game.
After service to Scottish Fencing of more years than even he can remember (but at least 16), Paul Neil-MacLachlan has decided it’s time to retire from his position as Scottish Fencing’s Coach Education Manager. Paul played a key role in developing and delivering coach education in Scotland, including the highly successful Hungarian collaboration which trained many of our current senior coaches.
A few words from Scottish Fencing’s Performance Manager Don McKenzie to aspiring Youth Fencers…
Hi Scottish Youth Fencer, Coach or Parent!
The start of the 2016-2017 season is upon us and Scottish Fencing is consolidating the ‘season’ established for under-13s and under-15s last year. Although Fencers are free to pick and choose from the events available, to get the most benefit we hope that you will engage fully with Scottish Fencing’s comprehensive programme of competition and training as follows:
It is with much sadness that Scottish Fencing reports the passing of Jean MacLardy. Jean began fencing at a house wives group in 1971. From this beginner’s introductory class she went onto pass her SAFU and BAF coaching exams. She coached many youngsters in her time starting some international fencers on their paths to success. She ran fencing clubs at St Margarets School and Scotus Academy to name just two. As well as coaching she was an active committee member standing on the Scottish Schools Committee.
Ready Steady Fence courses are designed to guide you through the essentials for coaching plastic fencing skills. We provide simple session plans. Once you become more confident you can then mix and match these to keep things fresh and fun.
Date: 14 February 2016 with assessment day to be arranged
Venue: Dollar Academy, FK14 7DU
The course will also cover:
Health and Safety Footwork
Coaching Master Class
Date: 13 February 2016
Venue: Salle Ossian, Unit 4, Friarton Road, Riverview Business Park, Perth PH2 8DF
This is a fantastic opportunity for developing coaches to focus their skills with a masterclass on Saturday 13 February at Salle Ossian's dedicated fencing centre in Perth.
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
Mon 28th - Thurs 31st December 10-4pm
Scottish Fencing Academy - Coach Education
Weekend 1: 23/24 January 2016 Weekend 2: To Be Arranged
Time: 9am till 5pm each day
Unit 4, Friarton Road,
Riverview Business Park,
Perth PH2 8DF
Level One is a two day course and on completion it will qualify you to be an assistant metal coach in the weapon chosen by yourself.