Round 1 of the 2013/14 NIJFS took place last Saturday 2nd November at Grosvenor Grammar School. Results now up on the Results Page, ranking tables on the Rankings Page.
To Junior Fencers This is a message to junior fencers born between 1998 and 2005 (inclusive), listing details of the 2013/2014 Northern Ireland Junior Foil Series. The series will run from November 2013 to April 2014, consist of 5 rounds and include 4 age groups ranging from under 10 to under 16. The competitions …View full post
Due to a change in circumstances the NIJFS Training Day on Sunday 29th September for U10s and U12s has been cancelled. Any U10s or U12s who have already signed up for the Training Day are invited to attend the Training Day on Saturday 28th September with the U14s and U16s instead. For more information …View full post
To Junior Fencers
This is a message to junior fencers born between 1998 and 2005 (inclusive), listing details of the 2013/2014 Northern Ireland Junior Foil Series. The series will run from November 2013 to April 2014, consist of 5 rounds and include 4 age groups ranging from under 10 to under 16. The competitions will be foil-only events.
|02 Nov 13
14 Dec 13
18 Jan 14
08 Mar 14
12 Apr 14
|Grosvenor School Sports Hall
RBAI School Sports Hall
Sullivan School Sports Hall (TBC)
Wallace School Sports Hall (TBC)
Campbell College Sports Hall (TBC)
Age Group Categories
|Under 10 Mixed
Under 12 Girls
Under 12 Boys
Under 14 Girls
Under 14 Boys
Under 16 Girls
Under 16 Boys
|2004 or 2005
2002 or 2003
2002 or 2003
2000 or 2001
2000 or 2001
1998 or 1999
1998 or 1999
|Category||Maximum Blade Size|
- Any fencer can only compete in one category.
- If at an event, any category has insufficient fencers to run a competition, then fencers in that category may be moved up to the next age group above them and/or combined with the boys/girls category in the same age group.
- Fencers can move up an age group for development reasons. To do this, complete the Age Group Change Application Form giving parental consent and club coach recommendation, and return to David White, to be received by 31st October 2013. Fencers cannot change categories once the series has begun.
Entry fees will remain at £10. All entrants must be registered with British Fencing (or equivalent, IFF, etc).
Online entry at http://www.nifencing.com/
At event check-in, anyone not registered will not be allowed to compete, with no exceptions.
Fencing Kit Requirements
Under 10, Under 12, Under 14: Under 16:
800N or 350N plastron. 800N plastron.
350N mask, jacket and breeches. 350N mask, jacket and breeches.
No lame bib or mask wire required. Lame bib and mask wire required.
Ranking Points System
Place Points Place Points
1 22 11 7
2 18 12 6
3 15 13 5
4 15 14 4
5 13 15 3
6 12 16 2
7 11 17 1
8 10 18 1
9 9 19 1
10 8 etc all subsequent places 1 point
Final ranking points for the series in each category will be totaled from fencer’s best 4 results from the 5 rounds.
David WhitePlease email any queries to email@example.com
Due to a change in circumstances the NIJFS Training Day on Sunday 29th September for U10s and U12s has been cancelled. Any U10s or U12s who have already signed up for the Training Day are invited to attend the Training Day on Saturday 28th September with the U14s and U16s instead.
For more information on this event please go to the Calender Posting
We are pleased to announce the final year end awards for 2012/13
Mens Foil Clarke Little
Womens Foil Rachel Philpott
Mens Epee Philip Slater
Womens Epee Eimile McSorley
Mens Sabre James Nicholls
Womens Sabre Kathryn Marshall
Under 16 Awards
U16 Mens Foil Philip Slater
U16 Womens Foil Rachel Philpott
U16 Mens Epee Philip Slater
U16 Womens Epee Rosie McGonagle
U16 Mens Sabre Niall McCafferty
U16 Womens Sabre Kathryn Marshall
Congratulations to all! Any outstanding awards will be sent out in the next few weeks.
Congratulations to the following fencers, who have all been selected to represent Northern Ireland at the 5 Nations Fencing Tournament which will take place this year on 2 November 2013 in The Pleasance, Edinburgh University.
David Alexander, Jonathan Weekes, Alastair Johnston, Peter Brown,
Jonathon Bradley, David Burnside, Jamie Simpson, Andrew Fenwick
Thomas Nicholls, Niall Dowse, David Connolly, James Nichols
Victoria Duxbury, Olivia Keyes, Gillian Worman, Rachel Philpott
Nina Moiseivitch, Megan Woodrow, Eimile McSorley, Lucia McCafferty
Niamh Spence, Kathryn Marshall, Chloe Lopez-Colcolough, Anna Rooney
Team Manager : To be confirmed
British Fencing and Beazley are pleased to announce that they are
hosting a National Conference for British Fencing Club Officials and
Coaches at Sandown Park, Surrey on Sunday 6th October 2013.
We are also delighted to announce that the day will feature a Q&A
session with one of the World’s most successful coaches, Christian
Bauer, who is the Russian National Sabre Coach. He will deliver our
keynote speech which will be followed by a choice of eight workshop
sessions. The sessions are designed to help with club development
issues, coaching and coach development matters. They are as follows;
- Business skills for sports clubs
- Fundraising, grants and sponsorship
- Increasing membership – how to find and retain members
- Marketing your club on a limited budget
- Goal setting, planning and periodization for your athletes
- Talent assessment
- The need for speed!
- It’s all in the mind
More information on each session is available here.
Each delegate will be able to attend a maximum of 3 workshops so
please make your choices clearly. Places are limited and will be
allocated on a first come, first served basis. Don’t miss out on this
great opportunity and book your place today through the following link,
There is NO CHARGE to attend this event, however you will need to
cover your own costs to get to and from the venue.
A pre-season two day training event will take place over the weekend 28-29 Sep 2013 in the Main Hall of Avoniel Leisure Centre, open to all fencers who took part in the 2012-13 NI Junior Foil Series. This includes fencers who were in the U16s in 2012-13 and now too old to compete in the NIJFS in 2013-14. It will also be open to any beginners intending to take part this year.
On both days, training and coaching will be by ex-Olympic fencer and BF grade 4 coach Katie Arup. As a pre-season training session, special attention will be paid to fitness, footwork and tactics, with practice bouts on scoring boxes in the afternoon sessions.
Sat 28 Sep 1000 – 1600 U14s & U16s
Sun 29 Sep 1000 – 1430 U10s
Sun 29 Sep 1000 – 1600 U12s
Lunch break 1200-1230 on both days
Cost per fencer: £5
Closing date for applications: Fri 20 Sep 2013.
Applications can be made online from this website by clicking on the Calendar link on the home page and then on the event where it appears on the Calendar. An application form can also be downloaded from the booking page.
£5 fee to be paid online, or to accompany printed applications received by the closing date.
Cheques should be made payable to NI Fencing Ltd.
Fencers must have a current British Fencing/NI Fencing membership (or equivalent, e.g. IFF), valid on the day of the event.
What to Bring
All need to bring full electric fencing kit, including breeches and correct size foil. No spare kit will be available at the event.
A packed lunch and a drink.
Last Saturday Hunterhouse College hosted the fifth and last round of the 2012/13 series. Results are now up on the Results page and the final rankings on the Rankings page.