I have received news that Dave has broken his leg whilst holidaying in Austria. I understand that he will be out of action for up to 12 weeks, probably returning to coaching early to mid May. He is therefore likely to be limited to administrative duties. In the circumstances, it is likely that emails and such matters may not be dealt with in his usual efficient manner. On behalf of all his friends anc
Vetting & Barring Scheme and Criminal Records Regime Review - Recommendations Announced.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has unveiled a new scaled back employment vetting scheme and fundamental reform of criminal records checks.
Announcing the findings of the parallel reviews of the Vetting & Barring Scheme and the criminal records regime on Friday 11 February Mr Clegg revealed that millions of people will be removed from the need to carry out compulsory pre-employment checks.
The BAF is planning an International Coaching and Performance weekend on May 21st and 22nd at the Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre in Stoke on Trent.
Maestro Roberto Piranio (CV below) will be coming over from Italy to run the course with Prof. Philip Bruce. It is possible that we will also have other European and British Fencing Masters assiting.
Plans are to run the course from 10 am to 4pm on the Saturday and Sunday of the weekend, with a dinner on Saturday evening for those who wish to have a social element to the event. All three weapons will be covered and we are setting a minimum age of 13 for participants (we will be requesting that any participants under the age of 17 should have a few years of fencing and competitive experience under their belt)
Lunch will be included in the ticket price which will be as follows £45 per head if you have booked by April 20th, £47.50 per head thereafter, £50 within 2 weeks and £55 on the day. A light lunch and refreshments will be included in the ticket price Any coach who comes with a group of at least 5 participants will be invited to attend free of charge. They may choose to participate, to assist with coaching or to simply observe.
More information here
Contact Prof. Isobel Combes for further details.
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