News

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!

 

Role Models - Mhairi McLaughlin

During June, sportscotland are celebrating Role Models and the impact that they can have on their sport and wider community. At Scottish Fencing, we understand that there are many people throughout our community that act as role models to their peers. Today, we bring you Mhairi's story...

 

 

Role Models - Tom Hoffmann

During June, sportscotland are celebrating Role Models and the impact that they can have on their sport and wider community. At Scottish Fencing, we understand that there are many people throughout our community that act as role models to their peers. Today, we bring you Tom's story...

 

 

 

2019 Youth Home Nations

The next Youth Home Nations is in Dublin 29 and 30 June. This is a big shout out to our squad of fencers on their selection to fence for Scotland. The individual event is on the Saturday and the team event is Sunday. Good luck to all!

Men's Epee

Calum McGhee

Isaac McKerr

Oran McKenna

Dylan Morrison

Men's Foil

Jaimie Cook

Rhys Barbour

Angus Crawford

Dylan Roberts 

Nye Ulferts-kilpatrick

Men's Sabre

Rory Morrison

Sam Freeman

2019 GRANT AWARDS

Once again, Scottish Fencing is very grateful to the Robertson Trust and SportsAid Scotland for awards made to six young Scottish fencers for 2019.  The six are:

Jaimie Cook

Sam Freeman

Rachael Lever

Elsie Llewellyn

Mhairi McLaughlin

Dylan Morrison

This year the Board chose to invite applications only from fencers who would be juniors or cadets in the 2019/20 season.  Although there is one award per weapon, that was not a policy decision or a deliberate choice but just how the applications were ranked.

Appointment of additional director

The recent election of Directors resulted in a Board which comprised two women and seven men.  This ratio is neither representative of our membership (34% female) nor in line with the diversity target set for all governing bodies of at least 30% from each gender.  The Board has therefore exercised the provision in the Articles (section 18.13) to appoint an Additional Director to improve its representative balance.   It was unanimous in inviting Morven Shaw to join the Board.  Morven has agreed and will serve as a Director until 18 March 2021 (when the next elect

Scottish Fencing investment update

Scottish Fencing is pleased to announce our new staffing arrangements for the next 2 years after sportscotland confirmed an investment increase of 25% into the organisation, to the end of this current investment cycle in 2021.  This level of investment is recognition of our performance over the last two years, invigorating the Board, engaging the membership, developing a strategy and delivering on the operational targets we had set ourselves. 

 

Syndicate content