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Positive Coaching Scotland – Parent Workshop

Want your fencer to get the best experience from their sport? As a parent or carer of a fencer, perhaps one of your most important roles is to help your child understand the important life lessons to be gained from their participation in sport. This seminar, run by Positive Coaching Scotland, aims to provide parents and carers with the framework and tools for building a positive sporting experience.  Further details on PCS and what it’s all about can be found here.

Dave Jerry - Obituary

Scottish Fencing is sad to announce another loss to the fencing community. North Section stalwart and organiser of the Highland Open, Dave Jerry passed away yesterday afternoon after a long illness.

Dave served the British Academy of Fencing for many years as Assistant Secretary, as an examiner and as a coach educator. As course officer he organised many Denstone courses. He was also an excellent coach and received the Brian Pitman Memorial Award in 2008.

Whilst Dave was stationed at RAF Kinloss he ran the Highland Open for several years.

Performance Manager

It is with regret that the Board announces that Don McKenzie will be leaving Scottish Fencing at the end of May due to redundancy.  Don has supported many of our athletes onto the British Fencing performance pathway including Katie Smith, Chloe Dickson, Kate Daykin and Jess Corby over the nine years in the post, working with the Scottish Institute of Sport to ensure our athletes made best use of the support provided by them.  He has supported many Scottish Fencing teams at Five-Nation matches and Senior and Junior Commonwealth Championships.

Edinburgh Open 2017 - Results

Results for the 2017 Edinburgh Open are now available here 

Dr David Mends - obituary

Scottish Fencing are sorry to announce the loss of another hard working volunteer. Dr David Mends first joined SAFU as secretary in 1981. Checking through some issues of the Point he was still involved in the administration of the sport in 1996!  

As well as supporting the various committees of SAFU Dr Mends was a successful competitive fencer. He was Scottish Foil Champion in 1951 and 1952. In the following year, 1953, he went on to win the Scottish Men’s Epee trophy.

2017 AGM Agenda and Papers

2017 AGM Notice

18 March 2017 9.30 - 11.30am,
Edinburgh Marriott Hotel, 111 Glasgow Road, Edinburgh EH12 8NF

Draft Agenda

Scottish success at the British Veteran's Champs

Congratulations to all the Scots who took part in the British Veterans Championships in Manchester on the 4th and 5th of March.

Scottish medal winners were

Gold 

  • Sheila Anderson (Cat 3 Womens Foil) 
  • Michelle Narey (Cat 2 Women's Sabre)

Silver

  • Chris Hyde (Cat 1 Men's Sabre)
  • Mike McKay (Cat 2 Men's Foil)

Bronze

2017 University of St. Andrews Mixed Team Tournament


When: 1 April 2017 (10am check-in)

Where: St. Andrews University Sports Centre, St. Leonards Road, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DY

Entry Fee (per team):
£14 One weapon                    £24 Two weapons                 £30 Three weapons
 

2017 Veterans 4 Nations Match - Team Selection

The following fencers have been selected to represent Scotland at this year's Veteran's 4 Nations Match in May near Dublin.

 

Women's Foil

  • Sheila Anderson (Captain)
  • Maria Cabrelli
  • Helen Pitt
  • Marie Steele

 

Women's Sabre

  • Viv Frith
  • Michele Narey (Captain)
  • Lorna Smith

 

Women's Epee

  • Karen Grant (Captain)
  • Lorna Smith
  • Maggie Tait

 

2017 Scottish Fencing AGM - hold the date

Going to the match or pub to watch Scotland V Italy in the Rugby Six Nations on Saturday 18 March?

Fantastic, before you go come to the Scottish Fencing AGM. We promise to have business completed by 11.30 in time for you to get to wherever you are watching the match. And we will give you breakfast! Tea/coffee and a breakfast roll will be served from 9.15am for a prompt start at 9.30.

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