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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. 

 

Professor Steven Paul

By George Liston, President and Chair of Scottish Fencing

It is with great sadness that I have to inform members of the most untimely death of Steven Paul.  Steve was one of the most talented British fencers of his generation and a world-class épéeist, and British Fencing’s obituary records his achievements.  I would like, briefly, to remember him as an individual.

Referee Development - L1 & 2 Seminar and Exams - May / June 2019

Referee Development

 

Level 1 and 2 Refereeing Seminar and Upcoming Exams

 

Dates             Seminar and Theory Exam – 11th May 2019

                        Practical Exams – 1st & 2nd June 2019

 

2019 Glasgow Open - Results

Congratulations to the 2019 Glasgow Open medalists. Full results are attached below

2019 Veterans World Qualifier results

While the youngsters were fighting at one edge of Europe, the veterans were in London for the first of the three qualifying competitions for this year's World Championships.  There were Gold medals for Sheila Anderson (WF Cat 3), Viv Frith (WS Cat 4) and Hugh Kernohan (ME Cat 3).  Michele Narey (WS Cat 2) and Barry Coulter (MS Cat 3) won Silvers and Maggie Tait (WE Cat 3) and Mike McKay (MF Cat 2) Bronzes.  It was also excellent  to see Stephen Rennie back in competition as he recovers from the serious accident he had at the end of last year.

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