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Obituary - Mike Rollinson

We recently heard the sad news that Mike Rollinson passed away on the 30 January 2016. Mike started fencing at a young age and pursued it through his physics studies at Edinburgh University. He ended up with a varied career in IT and weather forecasting systems that enabled a fair amount of travel. After many years out of fencing due to work, Mike took fencing up again in his early forties to get fit but the competitive bug bit again and he would travel with other club members to Open competitions in Scotland and England.

2016 Annual General Meeting

Scottish Fencing AGM – 9th March 2016

Minutes

A number of changes have been made to the draft minutes. There are two sets below, one showing the mark up of the changes and the second draft is the one that the meeting will consider.

2015 AGM Minutes showing mark up

2015 AGM Minutes version 2

Election of Directors

GB Men's Foil team qualify for Rio 2016

#RoadtoRio, Britain’s men’s foil team qualified for the Olympics this weekend. Richard Kruse, the only Scot and his fellow team mates are now looking forward to fencing men’s foil in Rio. You can read the full report with comments from Richard here.

2016 Secondary School Team Fencing Championships

Please Note: This Competition is for School Teams Only

Each entrant must be an individual member of Scottish Fencing and attend a Scottish secondary school. 

Fencers’ names must appear on the membership list obtained from British Fencing on 18th March, otherwise they will be required to pay the appropriate membership subscription at check-in.

Teams must represent Scottish secondary schools.
Each team member must be a current pupil of the school represented by the team.

2016 SFA International Qualifiers - Selection for Challenge Wratisalvia

After five tough rounds of competition the selectors have made their decisions and those selected for Challenge Wratislavia will receve their invitations soon.

Those selected are listed here. We will publish the final squad once we know who has accepted their invite.

If you have queries about the selection please contact bill@scottish-fencing.com who is the director responsible for selection. 

2016 Dundee Duel

Entries for the Dundee Duel are now open!

This is a one hit epee competition open to all with prizes for 

  • Top Woman
  • Top Man
  • Top Student
  • Top School Pupil
  • Top Veteran

and there is a team competition with a prize for the best team name. 

Entry is only £18 and you get a free mug or if you would like a commerative T-shirt entry costs £27.

2016 BYC Regional Qualifier Scotland West

The British Youth Championships are held in Sheffield from the 30 of April to 2 May 2016. If you have a bye British Fencing will contact you to inform you how you can enter this competition. If you don't have a bye you must enter a regional qualifier. If you wish to enter the British Youth Championships regional qualifier for Scotland West then you must email Becky by the 30 Jan 2016.

2016 Epee Development Day

This is on hold until later in the year - we hope to finalise a date late spring/early summer.

 

The Epee Development day is for everyone fencing epee.

The idea of the day is to create a learning environment where those more experienced in coaching or fencing epee can share their experience and knowledge. 

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.

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