Volunteers

2018 Vacancies for Elected Directors

Scottish Fencing’s Board comprises seven elected and two independent directors.  The Board appointed Morven Shaw in October to fill a casual vacancy arising from a resignation and two other vacancies arise in February when Billy Steele’s and Sheila Anderson’s terms of office expire.  The Board intends to seek nominations for three Elected Director posts, to serve for four-year terms, and hold an election in February if necessary.

2018 Scottish Open Referee Briefing

At the 2018 Scottish Open on Sunday 21 October, Chris Lennon will run a brief referee seminar. This is for all those refereeing at the Open but anyone interested in becoming a foil referee is also very welcome to attend. If you are interested in hearing more about foil refereeing then report to DT on the Sunday morning. The seminar will run after the foil poules and before the DE starts.

2019 Challenge Wratislavia Volunteer Opportunity - Squad Manager

Vacancy - Squad Manager CW and U15/U13 Squad 2019 – Voluntary

Closing date:  noon 8 October 2018

Term:  Present – April 2019

2019 Challenge Wratislavia Volunteer Opportunity - Fundraiser

Vacancy CW 2019 Fundraiser – Voluntary, hours as required

Closing date:          noon 8 October 2018

Term:                    present – April 2019

2018 “Next Steps” for coach education in Scotland

SCOTTISH FENCING COACH SEMINAR

24th - 25th March 2018

Salle Ossian Fencing Club

Unit 4, Riverview Business Park, Friarton Road, Perth, PH2 8DF

 

NEXT STEPS for the syllabus, coaching skills, CPD.

Coaches intending to attend should sign up here.  We need as many volunteer fencers as possible to attend each day between 1pm and 3pm to make the practical exercises exciting.  

Saturday 24th March

In Safe Hands 1 and 2 - essential training for Club Welfare Officers

Wallace Fencing are running the "In Safe Hands" 1 and 2 Child Protection course at Linlithgow Academy on Saturday 21 October 10am - 1pm and Tuesday 24 October 5.30-9.30pm. Further details here:

http://bit.ly/2xNzcbh 

Scottish Fencing would encourage all Club Child Protection and Welfare officers to attend if they have not previously attended this training.

Referee Mentor Scheme

Refereeing in fencing, particularly for foil and sabre, is a skill which comes from a lot of practice and building on experience. Referees can improve their skills from constructive feedback of their performance and from observing current practice.

The ideal way to improve refereeing skills is not in a classroom setting but in competitions supported by a mentor who has gone through the process of seeking feedback and learning from experience.

Scottish Fencing has developed a mentor scheme to help those wishing to develop a career in refereeing.

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.

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