It is with great sadness that the Academy has received the news of the passing of Geoff Griffin. Geoff Griffin founded Crawley Sword Club 60 years ago. He passed on his passion for fencing to many and has inspired generations of fencers within the Sussex county. He was a driving force behind fencing at Crawley for generations, placing emphasis on etiquette, discipline and ultimately fun for all. He will be greatly missed by everyone at Crawley Sword Club and the Academy extends its sympathies to his family at this sad time.
Details of new applicants to the Academy here.
Portsmouth Uni fencing club is looking for a fencing coach. More details here.
Prof. Graham Stretton will be running a Level One Coaching Course throughout August. Full information here
Photos of the Fencing Masters World Championships in Prato can be seen here.
Details of the upcoming October course are now available here
Laura Jamieson, Level 3 Epee
Gerard Harmer, Level 3 Epee
Gavin Rudge, Part Pass (Individual Level 2 Foil)
Anne Stewert, Level 3 Sabre
Cindy Rudin, Part Pass (Individual Level 3 Sabre)
Cindy Rudin Level 1 Foil
Tamia John, Level 1 and 3 Foil
Stefan Leponis, Level 4 Foil
Laura Delaney, Level 4 Foil
18 August to 23 August 2014
Levels 1-5 catered for. Course to be held at Strathallan School Perthshire PH2 9EG . Fees : £463 (members) £499 (non-members. Day and evening rates available on request. On successful Completion of the course Non Members will be invited to join BAF at no extra charge for the first year. Reserve a place with a deposit of £75. Final payment due 8 weeks prior to the course. Applications made after 15 July to be paid in full and are subject to a £40 late application fee. Contact Dave Jerry, the Course Officer for full details firstname.lastname@example.org or 07836 723935 Scotland contact Prof Phil Carson 07525857181 Philip Carson email@example.com
Four of Clubs Fencing, in association with the British Academy of Fencing will be holding another in the very successful Staffs University Coaching weekends this June 14th and 15th. The course will be the sequel to Prof Philip Bruce's Coaching to Win course. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The course was sold out last year, so please let me know as soon as possible in order to secure your place/s. This is once again a combined coaching and performance course so both coaches and competitive fencers are welcome. The course costs only £48 per person for the whole weekend (including refreshments and a sandwich lunch on both days) if booked before the beginning of June and further discounts are available for coaches who bring additional pupils on the course