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2017 Club development grants - updated!

Following a review of earlier grant applications, Scottish Fencing recognise that many clubs have been deterred from applying for grants due to the requirement to reach a set target of members. 

We appreciate that many clubs cannot afford to lose money on these activities if they failed to reach their member target. 

In order to protect clubs from this Scottish Fencing will cover successful applicants’ costs to ensure they do not lose money on activities, so long as every new/returning fencer that attends an activity becomes a member of Scottish Fencing.

Contract for Services - Sports Development Consultant

Contract:          Contract for Services Consultancy Agreement work to be completed by 31 March 2018

Location:           to be agreed

Fees:                 £4000 - £5000 (dependant upon experience) plus agreed expenses

Closing date:      Midday Wednesday 13 December 2017

Interview dates: Likely 15 December 2017 but subject to change – tele-interview is also a possibility

U15 and U13 Challenge Wratislavia Rankings

These are the rankings after two rounds of fencing (YDS Rounds 1 and 2).

There are two more qualifiers after today, 2 December and 15 December

We are very lucky to have a volunteer compile these for us, thanks Fiona! if there are any corrections or omissions please contact the office so we can address these.

 

CFFC SELECTION UPDATE 

These lists show a running total of the British Fencing ranking points scored by Scottish fencers since the selection period for the Commonwealth Fencing Federation Championships (CFFC) began on 1 July 2017.  They apply the BF ranking rule of allowing the sum of a fencer's best six results, of which no more than four may be from FIE Competitions. 

2017 - Andy Alderman Leaves Scottish Fencing

Scottish Fencing is today announcing the departure of Andy Alderman from the role of Club Development Officer.

Andy leaves on 30 November having joined the Scottish Fencing staff in April 2016.  Andy is of course a well known personality in the Scottish Fencing community, thanks to his tireless work on the coaching and high performance side over several years.

2017 Senior 5 Nations - announcement of team

Good luck to the following who are competing at the Senior 5 Nations on the 25 November in Cardiff.

Neill

Tannock

Mens Epee

Chris

2017 Senior 5 Nations Selection

Congratulations to the following fencers who are selected to represent Scotland at the 2017 Home Nations in Cardiff.  George Liston will act as team manager, supported by Andy Alderman as team coach.

Men - Foil

Position

Fencer

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.

2017 Senior 5 Nations Selection - fencers information forms

The selectors are currently looking at who is eligible to represent Scotland at the Senior 5 Nations based on the current British rankings. 

If you are not in the top 10 Scots in the British rankings and feel that the selectors should pick you, please use this form to explain why they should consider you for the team. The deadline for completing this form is 5pm on 22 October.

2017 Scottish Open Champions

Congratulations to our 2017 Scottish Open Champions:

Mens Epee - Calum Johnston

Mens Foil - Keith Cook

Mens Sabre - Jamie Craze

Womens Epee - Viktoria-Luise Koch

Womens Foil - Chloe Dickson

Womens Sabre - Elsie Llewellyn

Full results for the 2017 Scottish Open are here .

A big thank you to all our volunteers who helped DT, or who were referees or helped with the hall set up; we look forward to seeing you in 2018.

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