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2020 Youth Five Nations - coaching staff

Scottish Fencing is delighted to announce that we are taking a squad of junior fencers to the Youth Five Nations in Manchester on the 27 and 28 June 2020. We are now looking to recruit three volunteer weapon coaches to support the Scottish Team for this event.

We also hope to run a couple of training sessions creating a positive “development first” learning environment for athletes, staff and parents.

We invite applications from coaches who are qualified at Level 3 or, Level 2 if they have relevant experience and are currently working towards their Level 3.

2020 Central Section BYC qualifiers

Central section qualifiers for the BYCs are scheduled for the same weekend as the final YDS in Bathgate on the 14 and 15 March. But Central Section qualifiers will only run a competition if there are more entries than the minimum number of qualifiers.

So don’t miss out on the YDS – central section fencers who wish to compete at the BYCs - please enter both events.

If there needs to be central section qualifiers the organisers will arrange these at a time and venue so that no-one misses out on their YDS competition.

2020 Youth Home Nations

This years Youth Home Nations will be held in Manchester on 27th June 2020 and we will shortly be contacting the top ranked fencers across each weapon category to ask for availability if selected. As in previous years, fencers aged 18 or under will be eligible for Scotland selection. 

The intention is to have 5 team staff with a Head of Delegation and Team Manager joined by 3 weapon coaches in the same structure used for the event in Dublin in 2019. 

BYC Qualifiers

Regions will only hold qualifers for BYCs if there are sufficient entries. 

East Region - organiser is Don McKenzie. There is likely to be qualifiers - details to follow; qualifiers are normally held in March

 

Richard Gardner - Memorial Notice

Scottish Fencing is sad to announce that Richard Gardner, Team member at the 1986 Commonwealth Fencing Championships, passed away suddenly last week.

Richard was Scottish Junior Champion and fenced at Edinburgh University Fencing Club and Lothian Fencing Club. He will be well known within the Scottish fencing community.

For anyone wishing to attend the funeral this is on 30 October 3.15pm at Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh.

2019 Scottish Fencing AGM

Notice of Annual General Meeting of Scottish Fencing Ltd

To be held at National Sports Training Centre Inverclyde, Burnside Road, Largs, KA30 8RW at 16.00  on Saturday 30 November 2019.

Agenda

2019 Highland Open - report by Elgin Duellists

The Highland Open Fencing Tournament 2019 and Scottish Team Selection for 

Elgin Duellist Callum Sutherland

Elgin High School was the venue for the UK’s most northerly open fencing tournament last weekend (28 & 29 September) when over 100 competitors from fencing clubs as far afield as Shetland, Orkney and Hamburg competed for the Highland Open Men’s & Women’s Foil, Epee and Sabre titles.

Mental Health Awareness Workshop - October 23rd, 2019

Scottish Fencing are delighted to be working in partnership with Just Fun Activities to deliver Mental Health Awareness Workshops for our members.

 

The physical, mental and emotional well-being of all our members is deeply important to us, and to our clubs. To supplement the great work being done in First Aid and Child Protection courses, we are delighted to be offering these new workshops.

 

2019 Senior Five Nations - Selection

This year Fencing Ireland are hosting the Senior Five Nations at The Sports Hall, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 on 23 November 2019.

Scottish Fencing are currently inviting the five top ranked fencers in each weapon to represent Scotland. (using the August 2019 British Fencing ranking lists).

Swordmark Announcement - Orkney Fencing Club

Congratulations to Orkney Fencing Club, who have achieved Scottish Fencing Swordmark "Advanced" status!

 

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