Yvonne Walls

There were some notable achievements at the recent BYC Championships for some of the younger fencers from the Region.

A list of those who made the last 8 in any category are given below. Well done to you all!

Special mention must go to Daniel Kiss, of Salle Kiss, who won the U16 Boys Foil title. Our congratulations to Daniel!

 

Under-12 Girls Foil - Bronwen Hyde, Salle Scipanovs, 8th
Under-14 Girls Foil - Amy Home, Salle Kiss, 8th
Under-16 Boys Foil - Daniel Kiss, Salle Kiss, 1st. and Alex Jones, Salle Kiss, 5th

Under-12 Girls Epee - Hannah Heaps, Stockport Tigers, 7th
Under-14 Boys Epee - Dominic Paul, Stockport Sword Club, 3rd
Under-18 Girls Epee - Ashley Ng, 7th

Under-12 Boys Sabre - Gabriel Dunn, Rivington Park, 3rd
Under-12 Girls Sabre - Aaliyah Sharplin, Rivington Park, 8th
Under-14 Boys Sabre - James Edwards, Marshall Fencing, 7th

Many congratulations to George Morris from Stockport Sword Club on gaining second place in the epee event at the "Challenge Wratislavia" Tournament  in Poland, held between 27-31st March 2014.

On 17th May 2014, there will be a new Leon Paul Junior Series competition in the East Midlands region.
Details can be found at - http://www.leonpauljuniorseries.com/?q=node%2F333

The entry form can be found at - http://radcliffeswordclub.co.uk/competitions.html
LPJS Ranking points will be available.

This competition was previously known as the Sherwood Foil and is now being run between A&C Fencing Club and Radcliffe Sword Club.

Many thanks,
Barry - RH LPJS Organiser

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 Liz Behnke.

 

 

 

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