Referees

Scottish Fencing is always keen to develop more qualified referees to officiate at its competitions and will try to help anyone wishing to learn.

Refereeing is a very challenging and rewarding activity in its own right requiring concentration, discipline, and a cool head under pressure. And for those that gain qualifications it can open up many opportunities, all the way up to officiating at European and World championships!

And, by the way, you don't have to be a fencer to learn to referee, it's also a great way to get involved if your child has developed a fencing bug!

Please contact us if you are interested in improving your refereeing or learning to preside - admin@scottish-fencing.com.

Latest news on referees below...


 

  • 18 Oct 2017

    Wallace Fencing are running the "In Safe Hands" 1 and 2 Child Protection course at Linlithgow Academy on Saturday 21 October 10am - 1pm and Tuesday 24 October 5.30-9.30pm. Further details here:

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  • 31 May 2017

    Refereeing in fencing, particularly for foil and sabre, is a skill which comes from a lot of practice and building on experience. Referees can improve their skills from constructive feedback of their performance and from observing current practice.

    The ideal way to improve refereeing...

  • 5 May 2017

    In light of the recent report into historical abuse in Scottish football, sportScotland has updated their advice on good governance in respect of PVG checks.

    As a result Scottish Fencing would ask all members who are coaching or volunteering at their clubs to PVG through Scottish Fencing,...

  • 10 Mar 2017

    Scottish Fencing is keen to move from the current referee education system which is based on qualifications and levels and which tests how well referees know the rules. Ideally a future system would gauge someone’s competency to referee in an event or competition based on the experience...

  • 8 Nov 2016

    After service to Scottish Fencing of more years than even he can remember (but at least 16), Paul Neil-MacLachlan has decided it’s time to retire from his position as Scottish Fencing’s Coach Education Manager. Paul played a key role in developing and delivering coach education in...

  • 20 Jul 2016

    As part of our commitment to equality and to demonstrate that Scottish Fencing meets the equality related governance standards set by sportScotland, we are required to collect and report equality statistics.

    British Fencing will collect this data on our behalf by...

  • 20 Jul 2016

    It is with much sadness that Scottish Fencing reports the passing of Jean MacLardy. Jean began fencing at a house wives group in 1971. From this beginner’s introductory class she went onto pass her SAFU and BAF coaching exams. She coached many youngsters in her time starting some...