Surrey Fencing Blog
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
FW: Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course 1st June

Dear all,


Please find attached the details of a course that is to be run in Maidstone on the morning of Sunday, 1st June.


If you attended the course on Child Protection Awareness that was run in Kent in July 2005 then you will need to consider attending this course as three years is about to elapse and, if you are a coach, you are obliged to attend such a course every three years in order to maintain your name on the coaching register.



Sunday, April 27, 2008
FW: England Youth Fencing Champs 2008

Dear All


This years England Youth Fencing Championships will be held on the 5th and 6th July at the Loddon Valley Leisure Centre, Reading.


Please encourage your fencers to attend! Last year saw a record 338 fencers, and we hope that this year will be better still. We have 24 pistes, more than half of which will be metallic, and we are aiming for 100% dedicated, experienced referees, which we achieved last year.


Epee and Sabre, at U11, U13 and U15 will be on Saturday 5th and Foil (same age groups) will be on Sunday 6th. Entry is open to all members of England Fencing.


Entry forms and other details can be found at


In foil, U13 medallists and U15 medallists who were born in 1994 will automatically qualify for selection for the England TA trip to Paris in 2009. Epee winners in each age category (subject to age restrictions) will also qualify IF England TA decide to take an Epee trip to the Challenge Wratislava in Poland in 2009. At this point in time the Foil (Paris) trip is confirmed, the Epee (Poland) trip is not confirmed.


If you are able to supply a qualified referee for this competition, please reply including name, contact number, weapon and qualifications. For selected referees, travel costs, hotel and meals will be provided. Special consideration will be given to experienced young referees who wish to take their refereeing exams at the tournament.


For any other information not covered by the forms on the website, please reply to this email.


Best Regards


Ray Stafford

(Competition Manager, EYC 2008)



Saturday, April 12, 2008
Club development workshops





Runningsports - Better Club Workshops

Clubmark Essential Workshops



Quick Guides currently available are listed below:

  • Developing Your Sports Action Plans
  • Funding, grants and sponsorship
  • How to communicate effectively
  • Managing events
  • Organising fixtures & competitions
  • The role of the chairperson
  • The role of the secretary
  • Taxation and sport
  • Volunteers


Friday, April 11, 2008
FW: Invitation to 74th Ystad International (EUR1)
Ystads Fäktklubb invites you to the 74th fencing competition Ystad
International June 14th - 15th 2008 in Österporthallen, Ystad, Sweden.
* Individual epée (Nordic Championships).
* Veterans epée.
* Team competitions epée.
You find the invitation on
More information on

Tuesday, April 01, 2008
FW: FREE Recruitment Pack - Employing Sports Coaches Effectively

If you wish to make a difference to the way to recruit coaches in your organisation then why not take advantage of this free recruitment pack.


[extract from email from ActiveSurrey, April2008]

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