Statement on Talent Development

Scottish Fencing (SF) is undertaking a review of the Talent-development Programme, including those activities conducted under the banner of the Scottish Fencing Academy (SFA).

With the organisational changes made in 2017 the Board and senior management feel now is the time to consider our entire offering for talent development and put a renewed focus on linking coaching across all weapons, coaching education and performance lifestyle.  Consequently, the proposed SFA days in November and December are cancelled and the SF Board and Staff will invite input to discussion regarding the future direction of this element of our talent-development programme.

We will solicit inputs from fencers, coaches and club staff over the next few weeks.  Representatives of the Board and staff will also be present at the Scottish Open this weekend and it would be great to hear from those who have opinions or thoughts to share.

Whilst we understand there may be disappointment at the cancellation of these 3 days in October, November and December, Scottish Fencing is looking to our members for contributions to a new talent-development programme for launch early in 2018.