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2016 U15 and U13 Rankings after 3 competitions

Please check and if any corrections are needed please email the office. Next competition is 10 December and good luck to all fencing in the Scottish Schools individual on the 26 and 27 November. 

 

 

Highland Open - Results and full report

Men’s Sabre

1.Richard Wilbraham          Dundee City FC

2. Ben Stubbs                   Aberdeen City FC

3T. Keith Davidson            GWEFC

3T. Paul Vaughan              Salle OssianFC

Coach Education Manager – thanks to Paul Neil-MacLachlan for his long service

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.

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.

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