Fencers

It's okay to not be okay

It’s okay to not be okay. You’re allowed to change your mind, to take a break or leave a situation you don’t feel comfortable in. There’s no need to blame yourself for any of those things just like there’s no need to feel bad about… feeling bad. We should all be allowed to fall apart sometimes so that we can find ourselves all over again.”

One in four people will experience a problem with their mental health every year, but it is not something people find easy to talk about.

2020 Youth Five Nations - coaching staff

Scottish Fencing is delighted to announce that we are taking a squad of junior fencers to the Youth Five Nations in Manchester on the 27 and 28 June 2020. We are now looking to recruit three volunteer weapon coaches to support the Scottish Team for this event.

We also hope to run a couple of training sessions creating a positive “development first” learning environment for athletes, staff and parents.

We invite applications from coaches who are qualified at Level 3 or, Level 2 if they have relevant experience and are currently working towards their Level 3.

2020 Central Section BYC qualifiers

Central section qualifiers for the BYCs are scheduled for the same weekend as the final YDS in Bathgate on the 14 and 15 March. But Central Section qualifiers will only run a competition if there are more entries than the minimum number of qualifiers.

So don’t miss out on the YDS – central section fencers who wish to compete at the BYCs - please enter both events.

If there needs to be central section qualifiers the organisers will arrange these at a time and venue so that no-one misses out on their YDS competition.

2019 Scottish Open

Here are the results for the premier event in the Scottish Fencing Calender - the 2019 Scottish Open

Congratulations to the winners:

Women's Epee - Rachael Lever          Full results

Men's Epee - Calum Johnston            Full results

Richard Gardner - Memorial Notice

Scottish Fencing is sad to announce that Richard Gardner, Team member at the 1986 Commonwealth Fencing Championships, passed away suddenly last week.

Richard was Scottish Junior Champion and fenced at Edinburgh University Fencing Club and Lothian Fencing Club. He will be well known within the Scottish fencing community.

For anyone wishing to attend the funeral this is on 30 October 3.15pm at Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh.

2019 Youth Home Nations

Scottish Fencing is delighted to confirm we are sending a team to compete in the Youth Five Nations in Ireland on the weekend of June 29/30.


After some direct consultation with the top 6 rankings in each weapon, enough interest was lodged that allows us to send a highly competitive team across most weapon disciplines.


Ross Morrison, Scottish Fencing Director of Development & Safeguarding was delighted to accept the invite for Scottish Fencing from Irish Fencing whilst acting as Scottish Fencing Liaison Officer for the event.

2019 Veterans World Qualifier results

While the youngsters were fighting at one edge of Europe, the veterans were in London for the first of the three qualifying competitions for this year's World Championships.  There were Gold medals for Sheila Anderson (WF Cat 3), Viv Frith (WS Cat 4) and Hugh Kernohan (ME Cat 3).  Michele Narey (WS Cat 2) and Barry Coulter (MS Cat 3) won Silvers and Maggie Tait (WE Cat 3) and Mike McKay (MF Cat 2) Bronzes.  It was also excellent  to see Stephen Rennie back in competition as he recovers from the serious accident he had at the end of last year.

2019 Veterans World Qualifier results

While the youngsters were fighting at one edge of Europe, the veterans were in London for the first of the three qualifying competitions for this year's World Championships.  There were Gold medals for Sheila Anderson (WF Cat 3), Viv Frith (WS Cat 4) and Hugh Kernohan (ME Cat 3).  Michele Narey (WS Cat 2) and Barry Coulter (MS Cat 3) won Silvers and Maggie Tait (WE Cat 3) and Mike McKay (MF Cat 2) Bronzes.  It was also excellent  to see Stephen Rennie back in competition as he recovers from the serious accident he had at the end of last year.

2019 CW squad announced

The 2019 Challenge Wratislavia squad is below, congratulations to all selected. We are keeping the training as Sunday 17 February, venue confirmed as Woodmill High School 10am - 4pm. Please bring fencing kit, packed lunch (plenty of water/fluids) and a note book and pen!

Likewise, if your name is not on the list below and you think it should be please contact the office no later than Monday 18 February. Thanks,

2109 SYC Check in times

SYC ENTRIES EXTENDED TO WED 30 6PM

 

SYC check in times,

Saturday
U20 Sabre & U20 Epee               Check in 1015-10:30 Start 10:30
U13 Sabre & U13 Epee               Check in 11:45-12 Start 12:00
U15 Sabre                                 Check in 13:15-13:30 Start 13:30

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