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By: Beth Davidson

This weekend saw the Region’s best fencers over the age of 40 battle it out at the British Veteran Fencing National Age Group tournament in Milton Keynes.  Two days of fencing with four catagories of ages, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69 and over 70s, with the over 50s fighting to qualify for the World Championships later…

By: Beth Davidson

British Fencing is delighted to announce that the new syllabus for the weapon specific achievement awards Levels 1 to 6 is now available on our website. For more information please visit http://www.britishfencing.com/clubs/achievementawardsscheme/ .  

By: Beth Davidson

Last weekend (3rd-5th May) was the British Youth Championships taking place at Sheffield EIS, where the best fencers who qualified via the UK regions battle it out! The competition is set out in age groups and to qualify fencers have to finish in the top 4 of their regional event! Four bronzes came home from the weekend by Amelia Hide…

By: Beth Davidson

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By: Beth Davidson

Newcastle Fencing Club coach Iain Aberdeen completed the huge challenge and completed the equivalent of 5 marathons in hot dessart in the Marathon des Sables on Friday 11th April. http://www.darbaroud.com/en/2014-edition/the-race.html Iain took up this the Sahara desert challenge is in aid of two North East based charities: the Children’s Heart Unit at the Freeman and Newcastle Fencing and Sports Trust….

By: Beth Davidson

  The Refereeing Qualifications for British Fencing are as follows: 1– Basic Referee Has an understanding of the role of a referee and has demonstrated the ability to apply the rules to a bout. 2 – Referee Demonstrated ability to referee during the poules and early DE rounds of Open competitions. 3– National Referee Demonstrated ability to referee from thepoules to the final of a medium sized Open competition. 4 – Senior National Referee Demonstrated ability to referee at any level of a national competition. DOWNLOAD FULL DOCUMENT

By: Beth Davidson

  This weekend saw many fencers from the North East compete at the British Veteran National Championships taking place in Gloucester.  This annual event is where all the best fencers in the over 40 age categories fight it out to be National Champion and secure a place on the GB team for the European Veteran Championships in May. The first day of competition was devoted…

By: Beth Davidson

Tyne and Wear Sport has launched the Club Bursary Scheme with the aim of providing clubs with the opportunity to increase and retain new participants and improve the current situation within their club.   Grants of between £100 and £500 will be available with a specific focus on providing clubs with the opportunity to purchase: •           Equipment – for example,…

By: Beth Davidson

Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting excellence (AASE) 2014-15 Download application AASEExpressionofInterestform14-15Fencing AASE Information British Fencing is committed to providing fencers with opportunities to improve performance and develop as individuals in a cost effective way. We have worked with up with SkillsActive and South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) to offer you the chance of being part of and achieving the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting…

By: Beth Davidson

MARIE MATHESON TO BE THE NEW PRESIDENT At the close of nominations there was only one valid nomination and therefore Marie Matheson and Peter Smith are deemed elected to serve as President and Deputy President for a term of four years following the next AGM Details of the England Fencing AGM will be announced shortly. Marie is the North East…