Category Archive: News

Jul 18

Maureen Kerr

Johnny Davis: British Senior Foil Team Selector

Johnny Davis, who has represented Team GB at 2 Olympic Games and 5 World Championships, has been appointed by British Fencing as a selector for the British Senior Men’s and Women’s Foil Teams for the 2017 / 18 season. He will be involved in the selection of fencers for all levels of Senior International Competition …

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Jul 18

Maureen Kerr

Mike Westgate: BFA Lifetime Achievement award

On Saturday 1st July NI Fencing Performance Director Mike Westgate was awarded the Lifetime Achievement at the British Fencing Awards Dinner held at the University of Nottingham. Mike started fencing when still at school in Great Yarmouth in 1954. He fenced in a number of competitions in England but had a serious knee injury playing …

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Jul 10

Maureen Kerr

2017 School Games

The team for this year’s School Games is as follows: Team Officials: Andy Murphy. Brian Murray. Rachel Philpott. Lydia Roets Congratulations to everyone!   To find out more information about the School Games the website is: http://schoolgamesfinals.org/home   Or to follow the action on Social Media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/_SchoolGames Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SchoolGames/?fref=ts YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/YouthSportTrust Tickets are on sale …

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Jul 06

Maureen Kerr

New Selectors Board

As of May 2017 there is a new Board of Selectors for NI Fencing:   The new selectors are:   David Burnside (Epee) David Downey (Sabre) Peter Brown (Foil)   With Sandra Martin and Mike Westgate as Joint Co-ordinators   Congratulations everyone on your new Positions!    

Jan 19

Maureen Kerr

Historical Abuse Cases

While NI Fencing ltd, in its current iteration, has no connection with the previous entity’s which existed in its place, the board, the coaches and clubs take all allegations of abuse very seriously.   In light of the recent revelations in football around historical abuse claims NIF would like to re-iterate its commitment to the safeguarding …

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Jun 07

Peter Hazlett

School Games Selections 2016

The teams selected for the School Games competition have been posted on the Selection Decisions page.  The School Games will be hosted at Loughborough University in the East Midlands from the 1st – 4th September.

May 09

Maureen Kerr

UKSG Funding Information

Once again the School Games National Finals 2016, which will be hosted at Loughborough University in the English East Midlands from the 1st – 4th September, will not be fully funded by Sport NI.  Sport NI are again cutting their contribution by 50%.  As per last year this will leave a £3500 shortfall which will …

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Feb 12

Maureen Kerr

Membership Checks

Anyone running a competition is reminded needs to check that all entrants have insurance and that they are the correct age for the competing age groups.  To double check members against the BFA Membership please contact any of the Board Members and the will provide you with an up-to-date spreadsheet of the necessary details.

Feb 04

Maureen Kerr

Congratulations

NI Fencing would like to congratulate Brian Murray (Junior Sabre) , Philip Slater (Junior Epee) Paul Verdon (Cadet Foil and Epee) and Jonathan Burnside (Junior Epee) for selection for both the European Cadets in Serbia 27th February and the World Championships in France in April.   Also Congratulations to Philip Slater for reaching the Last …

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Jan 17

Maureen Kerr

New Membership Scheme

As discussed at the the AGM in August British Fencing and the Home Country Fencing Associations announced new membership arrangements which will be launched on 15th February 2016. For full details on this announcement go to British Fencing News or to see what this means for you read the Guidance Document  A brief overview of the new scheme can be …

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