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Yvonne Walls

The following North West junior Fencers have been selected to represent England at the "Challenge Wratislavia" in Poland27-31st March 2014.

For the Sabre Team there is James Edwards of Marshall Fencing, and Emily Rigby of Romiley Fencing Club.
For the Épée Team there is George Morris,Dominic Paul and Rose Grimshsaw, all from Stockport Sword Club.

Well done on your selection, and good luck to you all!

You can follow the progress of these fencers on the tournament web site.

 

Many congratulations to George Morris on gaining second place in the epee event.

The committee regret to inform you that the club welfare officer course scheduled to run on Sunday, 30th March will now no longer take place.

Liz Behnke, the British Fencing Equality and Safeguarding Manager, who was to deliver the course, is no longer willing to do so on this date.

The committee will endeavour to provide substitute training for club welfare officers as soon as practically possible.

Do you want to learn how to referee a fencing bout? Do you want a refereeing qualification? Do you want all this for FREE???

The North West Region is offering a free refereeing course, all we ask is that you pay a nominal fee for the refreshments on offer during the day, and that you put your newly learnt skills to good use refereeing in the subsequent North West Junior Series Competitions.

When:

Saturday 1st March 2014; for foil, 09.00 start

Sunday 2nd March 2014,; for epee and/or sabre, 09.00 start

Where:
At the NW BYC Qualifying Tournament.

Collective Spirit Academy, Main Sports Hall, Butterworth Lane, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 8EA

To Apply:

Please use the "on-line" entry form

Do you want to learn how to referee a fencing bout? Do you want a refereeing qualification? Do you want all this for FREE???

The North West Region is offering a free refereeing course, all we ask is that you pay a nominal fee for the refreshments on offer during the day, and that you put your newly learnt skills to good use refereeing in the subsequent North West Junior Series Competitions.

When:

Saturday 1st March 2014; for foil, 09.00 start

Sunday 2nd March 2014,; for epee and/or sabre, 09.00 start

Where:
At the NW BYC Qualifying Tournament.

Collective Spirit Academy, Main Sports Hall, Butterworth Lane, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 8EA

To Apply:

Please use the "on-line" entry form

We hope that you all like the new, improved North West Fencing Web Site!!
It has been designed with YOU in mind!

We want to make it EASY for anyone to add/update articles, or Club Information.

To get you off to a flying start, our Webmaster, Colin Walls, will be holding a "drop-in" session so that you can have "hands-on" training!

When:

Sunday 30th March 2014, from 10.30- 13.00

Where:

190, Mottram Old Road, Gee Cross, Cheshire, SK14 3BA.

Presenter:

Colin Walls

To Attend:

Please use the on-line "entry" form

Please bring your own lap-top with you if possible

As Chairman  for the Region I need to inform all clubs of a new directive from British Fencing.

With immediate effect any Fencing Club is required to run with a minimum of:

        Chairman

        Secretary

        *Welfare Officer*

The Welfare Officer role may be new to many, primarily it is to ensure the safeguarding of children and vulnerable young people whilst in our care at a Fencing Club.

Anyone with a safeguarding concern should be able to approach the Welfare Officer at their Club.

However, the Welfare Officer Role is not necessarily onerous. At the Club level the Welfare Officer should initially make a written note of the details of any disclosure, and then seek further advice from British Fencing.

It is recommended that, if possible, both a male and a female Welfare Officer should be appointed at any Club.

We need as many people as possible to be aware of this, so please make sure that your club knows!!

 

It is appreciated that safeguarding issues may not be well understood, and that few Fencing Clubs in the Region will have Welfare Officers in post.

For this reason we are holding a FREE training and support session to explain all aspects of the Welfare Officer Post (We are just asking for a nominal amount towards the refreshments to be provided at the venue).

We would urge as MANY as possible to attend, to gain valuable insight into this new initiative.

 

Where:

190, Mottram Old Road, Gee Cross, Cheshire, SK14 3BA

When: 

Sunday 30th March 2014, from 10.30 to 12.30

Presenter:

Liz Behnke, Safeguarding and Equality Manager, British Fencing

To attend:

Please use the on-line "entry" form

 

For further Information:British Fencing included an article about this in the Clubs Newsletter with a link to the Club Welfare Pack.

 

 
 

The new Club Welfare Pack went live in September and to support this work we are encouraging all clubs to put a Welfare Officer in place. If you are unsure what the roles and responsibilities of a Welfare Officer are, a new training programme will be launched in January 2014 and delivered locally through the Regional Hub Network

If you have any questions about welfare, safeguarding or child protection please contact the Equality and Safeguarding Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

The Qualifying event for the British Youth Championships will be held for fencers from the North West Region during the weekend of 1st and 2nd of March 2014.

Venue

Collective Spirit Academy, Main Sports Hall, Butterworth Lane,  Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 8EA

Costs

The entry fee for each weapon is £12.00

Please note this is made up of the following costs: £5 payment to British Fencing, £1 pay-pal fee for the on-line entry system, £6 to the organising club (to cover venue costs, officials,organisation and administration)

Any fencer who has gained a bye  directly into the BYCs, but who still wishes to fence on either day, will still be required to pay the £12 fee per weapon.

Any fencer gaining a bye who does not wish to fence in the Qualifiers, is still required to pay £5 per weapon direct to British Fencing (this is their rule!)

Qualifying fencers from this tournament are required to pay an additional fee per weapon, of £21.00 on the day, as  the Region has to send this BYC entry fee to British Fencing by March 15th 2014.

Fencers who wish to participate in the championships but who do not pay the additional fee on the day may be subject to a late entry fee of £50.00 charged by British Fencing

Timing

The NW Region is attempting to hold Referee Training in the morning of both days, so all events will commence at 12 noon.

Entries

Entries to the Qualifying Tournament will use the standard on-line registration system.

Refreshments

Refreshments will be available on both days of the tournament.

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