Scottish Youth Series - information for Fencers, Coaches and Parents

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:

Obituary – Jean MacLardy

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.

First Aid Training

2016 Ready Steady Fence Course

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

2016 Coaching Master Class

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

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

L1 / L2 Coaching Weekend Registration

Scottish Fencing Academy - Coach Education

Weekend 1: 23/24 January 2016 Weekend 2: To Be Arranged

Time: 9am till 5pm each day


Salle Ossian,

Unit 4, Friarton Road,

Riverview Business Park,

Perth PH2 8DF

Level One

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. 

Scottish Fencing Academy - Coach Education Level 1 and 2

Scottish Fencing Academy - Coach Education Level One and Level Two Courses

Weekend 1: 23/24 January 2016          

Weekend 2: to be arranged but likely to be approximately four weekends after the 23/24 January

Time: 9am till 5pm each day

Venue: Salle Ossian, Unit 4, Friarton Road, Riverview Business Park, Perth PH2 8DF


Level One

Child Protection Training

British Fencing Coaches Register - Urgent note for coaches

Coaches must register with British Fencing to be covered by British Fencing’s public liability insurance.  Currently there are only a few Scottish coaches are on the register. If you are a coach please check with British Fencing (0208 742 3032) to see if you are on the register. If you are not on the register you don’t have public liability insurance cover. When you call Head office they will advise you on what evidence you need to provide them with to register. It should be a simple process but one which you need to complete urgently.

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