Officials

PVG and Disclosure Checks

In light of the recent report into historical abuse in Scottish football, sportScotland has updated their advice on good governance in respect of PVG checks.

As a result Scottish Fencing would ask all members who are coaching or volunteering at their clubs to PVG through Scottish Fencing, even if they are already part of a scheme through an alternative source. 

There is no cost to this. Please email Liz and we will send you a form and instructions on what to do once your form is filled in.

Referee Development - training

Scottish Fencing is keen to move from the current referee education system which is based on qualifications and levels and which tests how well referees know the rules. Ideally a future system would gauge someone’s competency to referee in an event or competition based on the experience they have gathered and on peer review. (this is similar to the philosophy of the current coach education programme).

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.

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.

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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