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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.

2016 Rio Olympics - Club Events

Club events

 

If you are planning a club event around the Olympics check out the following guidance if you plan to stream live broadcast.

 

Salle Holyrood - Olympic Live Stream, Friday 12th August 2016.  Salle Holryood have arranged to view the Men's Foil Teams event from Rio at Broughton High School Assembly Hall.  Entry by donation.  Snacks/Drinks will be on sale.

2016 Winton Cup

The Winton Cup is a two day 6 weapon tournament where regions fight to become the UK regional champion.    If you wish to be a part of a team please nominate yourself by emailing admin@scottish-fencing.com stating which weapon you would like to fence. 

2016 Scottish Youth Championships

Congratulations to the Scottish Youth Champions of 2016.

 

Under 20 Men

 

 

 

 

Epee

Tom Hoffman

Foil

Shaun Alderman

U13 and U15 rankings

Here are the 2015-2016 Scottish Youth Rankings. This is the first year that a comprehensive ranking has been published for these age groups and this reflects the commitment Scottish Fencing has made to developing our stars of tomorrow. The points totals are based upon a fencer's best 6 results from 9 nominated competitions and this format will continue in the 2016-2017 season.

Annual Equality Survey - Why it matters

As part of our commitment to equality and to demonstrate that Scottish Fencing meets the equality related governance standards set by sportScotland, we are required to collect and report equality statistics.

British Fencing will collect this data on our behalf by conducting an online, anonymous Equality Survey. This was emailed to all members on the 2 June 2016.

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