Scottish Team

Scottish Fencing Team

Scotland Team - Preparation for CFFCs

With only a month to go now until selection date for the Scottish Team for the Commonwealth Fencing Championships, I am delighted to announce the following team staff have been confirmed for the Championships:

Team Manager - Val Cramb
Foil - Don Mckenzie
Épée - Andy Alderman
Sabre - Ben Hanley

Don, Andy and Ben will shortly be arranging some preparation events (either a team event or training session) for those who are currently in positions in the Scottish Rankings likely to be considered for selection.

Mark Alvarez-Peres takes bronze at Challenge Wratislavia, Poland

Mark Alvarez-Peres of West Fife Fencing Club took the bronze medal in the under 13 Boys Sabre event yesterday at Challange Wratislavia in Poland.

The event is one of the biggest youth events in the world and the U13 sabre featured competitors from some of the top fencing nations including Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Belarus and Latvia.

Full results are available here

Commonwealth Team Eligibility

Any Fencer who wishes to be considered to represent Scotland in the CFFCs whose place of birth, or place of birth of one parent is not Scotland, or who wish to change allegiance from the country of their birth to another will be required to submit an appeal to the CFF Executive.

Elite Athlete Funding Announcement

In order to continue to meet the requirements laid down by sportscotland, the SF Board and Performance Committee have developed and agreed a new Elite Funding system. The purpose of the Funding is to support the efforts of those who stand the best chance of making senior GB teams.


Sainsbury's School Games 2013: Confirmed Team

The team for this year's Sainsbury's School Games is now confirmed . . .

Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2014 - Scotland Team Selection Criteria

The 2014 Commonwealth Federation Fencing Championships will take place in Scotland from 10th – 15th November.

To be eligible for selection for the Team a fencer must;

Be eligible to represent Scotland by meeting one of the following criteria :

  • Born in Scotland
  • One parent born in Scotland
  • Had the provisions of CGF article 24 (1-3) waived by the Commonwealth Fencing Federation

In addition you must:

Sainsbury's 2013 School Games - Selection Criteria

The Sainsbury's 2013 School Games will be held in Sheffield on 12-15 September 2013.  The  selection criteria for the 2013 Scottish team is as follows:

To be eligible for selection fencers must be Under 18 on 1st January 2013.

The date for selection will be the 1st March 2013.

There are 4 fencers allowed per event so each home country can select up to 24 fencers, these must be the same fencers for the individual & team events.

Anna Bentley Appointed Chairman of Performance Committee

Scottish Fencing is delighted to announce the appointment of Anna Bentley as Chairman of the Performance Committee.  As a hugely experienced fencer and Olympian, Anna will bring a great deal of insight to the committee.

The Committee now comprises:

Anna Bentley - Chairman

Val Cramb - Senior Team Manager

Ken Rose - Youth Team Manager

Don McKenzie - Performance Development Manager

Performance Committee - Roy Clarke Steps Down as Chairman.

Roy Clarke has stepped down from his position as the Chairman of the Performance Committee.  

The Board of Scottish Fencing would like to express its immense thanks to Roy over the many years he has dutifully carried out the Chairman's role - acting with total fairness at all times and ensuring Scotland always put forward the best team for representative fixtures.  His experience will be missed.

Thank you very much indeed, Roy!  All the best for the future - you'll always be welcome at Caledonia House as ex-Performance Committee Chairman and President!

5 Nations Team - Final Team Announced

The 5 Nations team has now been finalised. Unfortunately, due to the high number of unavailable fencers, the Senior Team Manager elected not to field a Women's Epee team.  

Good luck to all those going to Dublin - Scottish Fencing are expecting some silver-ware to make the journey back across the Irish Sea!


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