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Staff update - Andy's back

As of November, Andy Alderman is returning to his role of National Development Officer (part-time). He will continue the work he began with clubs in the summer and you can email him on andy@scottish-fencing.com if there is anything you need to speak to him about.

Round 2 Opening - New Fencer Recruitment Initiative

Round 2 of the New Fencer Recruitment Initiative is now open.  Applications should be submitted by Friday 7th October 2016.

Fencing in Scotland needs a constant flow of new entrants to the sport, if we are to grow and also to perform better in competitions.  Over the past couple of years, several coaches and clubs have made great contributions to this challenge by running plastic fencing classes for primary school children or other beginners’ classes. 

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:

SwordMark Scotland Launches

Scottish Fencing is proud to announce the launch of SwordMark Scotland, an initiative to support the development of strong, successful clubs, which in turn, will support the growth of fencing in Scotland.  New fencers need to be nurtured and guided into the appropriate participation pathway, whether it be at a performance or recreational level.  Clubs are the main focus of the pathway, and Scottish Fencing would like to encourage clubs to strive to be the best they can be.  Accredited clubs will be part of a network of quality fencing clubs across Scotland and will receive na

Positive Coaching - Scotland - Seminar for Parents

Date:     18 September 2016

Time:     10am – 11.30am

Cost:      Free

Venue: Queen Anne High School Dunfermline. KY12 0PD

Scottish Fencing Grant Scheme for New Fencer Recruitment

Fencing in Scotland needs a constant flow of new entrants to the sport, if we are to grow and also to perform better in competitions.  Over the past couple of years, several coaches and clubs have made great contributions to this challenge by running plastic fencing classes for primary school children or other beginners’ classes. 

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.

Rio 2016 - 4th for Richard Kruse

Coming 4th is a great result in the Olympic Men's Foil and Richard Kruse came so close to winning a medal. It was a fantastic achievement and you can read a full report from British Fencing. And if you missed it you can watch the match here on the BBC Sport's Pages.

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.

2016 Challenge CEP Marathon fleuret Paris - Results

The Challenge CEP Marathon fleuret is an international foil competition in Paris for girls and boys aged 13 and under. It attracts competitors from all over Europe; Italy, Germany and Greece and also fencers from further afield Australia, Brazil and Turkey. The format is three rounds of poules then indirect elimination (DE with repechage) to the last 8 when there is direct elimination. There is a lot of fencing to reach the final and congratulations to Jaimie Cook and Milenka Zadora for reaching the last 8 in their events.

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