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West Fife FC secures £25K funding award for new permanent facility

West Fife Fencing Club, which was founded in a school dining room, has at last found a permanent home thanks to a £25,000 community award from the OneFamily Foundation.

The club has recently managed to purchase an old primary school from Fife Council, which will act as its new permanent base.  The £25,000 OneFamily Foundation award will now be used to convert the premises and make it a usable facility, not just for the club members, but for the whole community.

Senior 5 Nations 2015 team selected

The 2015 Senior 5 Nations event will take place in Jordanstown College in Belfast on the 21st November 2015.  Scottish Fencing are delighted to announce that the the following fencers have been selected to represent Scotland...

Women's Foil

  1. Chloe Dickson (Team Captain)
  2. Katie Smith
  3. Ruth Clarke

Women's Epee

  1. Sarah Harvey
  2. Maggie Tait
  3. Fiona Grant

Women's Sabre

  1. Michelle Guarino (Team Captain)
  2. Kate Daykin
  3. Jessica Corby

Men's Foil

Office clear out

The office has had a tidy and we now have some metal filing cabinets which are free to Scottish Fencing members who can uplift them. We have two in excellent condition: one four drawer cabinet with a key and one three drawer without a key. There is also another four drawer filing cabinet which "works" the drawers are not quite so free moving but probaby only needs some basic maintenance. All are free to any Scottish Fencing member who would like one but you will need to be able to uplift them during office hours.

Alan Loveland thanked for his service to Scottish Fencing

Alan Loveland, who retired as Scottish Fencing's administrator at the end of 2014, received a pocket watch at this year's Scottish Open.  The watch was presented by SF President Chris Hyde and is a token of the board's appreciation for the 10 years of dedicated service that Alan provided. 

Veterans Home International 2015 - Team Selection

Congratulations to the following fencers on being selected to represent Scotland at the forthcoming Veterans Home Nations event to be held at the Welsh Institute of Sport in Cardiff on the 18/19 April.

 

Men's Epee

  • John Chalmers
  • Ruadh Drummond
  • Hugh Kernohan (Captain)
  • Mike McEwan
 

Women's Epee

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

 

Men's Foil

Scottish Fencing AGM 2015

The AGM of Scottish Fencing will be held at Caledonia House, 1 Redheughs Rigg, South Gyle, Edinburgh EH12 9DQ at 1400 on 7thFebruary 2015.  An agenda and appropriate papers have been sent to members and clubs by email.  If you believe you are eligible to attend and vote at the AGM and you have not received the papers, please contact Liz Anderson at the SF office as soon as possible.

Youth Development Series: Round 2 Reminder

There is still time to enter Round 2 of the Youth Development Series, organised by the Foundation for Scottish Fencing. The competition is in Edinburgh at Broughton High School over the weekend 6/7 December.

Full information is available in our Events section.

Salle Ossian Awards

The attached PDF contains information about a system of awards offered by Salle Ossian. The closing date for applications is Friday 19 December 2014.

Salle Ossian is a charity dedicated to providing equipment, coaching and facilities to promote the the olympic sport of fencing. It operates primarily in Perthshire Scotland.


 

Secondary Schools Individual Championships

Full details and an antry form are now available: see our Calendar section for the month of November.

The Stirling Sword

Further details of the "Stirling Sword" team and individual competitions are now available here.

There is also a Facebook page here.

Email to stirlingsword@gmail.com to obtain an entry form and/or a poster to announce the competition in your club.

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