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Fencer Safety

Please note that in Northern Ireland we adhere to the British Fencing Safety Guidelines.  In summary

 

Fencers Using Size 0 or Size 3 Blades must wear:

Mask at CEN Level 1 (350N Bib)

Jacket at CEN Level 1 (350N) and Under Plastron at CEN Level 1 (350N) OR Jacket at CEN Level 1 (350N) and Integrated Plastron at CEN Level 1 (350N)

Breeches or Trousers/Tracksuit Bottoms with Pockets Taped or Sewn closed (No Shorts!)

Note: For all Northern Ireland Competitions Breeches are now compulsory

 

Fencers Using Size 5 Blades must wear:

Mask at CEN Level 1 (350N Bib)

Jacket at CEN Level 1 (350N) and Under Plastron at CEN Level 2 (800N)

Breeches at CEN Level 1 (350N)

Fencers Entering Official F.I.E Competitions must wear:

Mask at CEN Level 2 (1600N Bib)

Jacket at CEN Level 2 (800N) and Under Plastron at CEN Level 2 (800N)

Breeches at CEN Level 2 (800N)

 

Transparent Visor Masks are NOT Allowed.

Sabre Gloves – New Specification from 1st April 2014 for FIE Competitions.  BF and NI Competitions from 1st September 2014 and compulsory for all from 1st September 2016.

Please note that for all Northern Ireland Competitions (Senior or Junior) Breeches are now Compulsory

Full details of the safety guidelines can be found here.