Apr 19


2014 Belfast Open

The Belfast Open was held last weekend 12-13 April in St Columbanus College in Bangor, hosted by Belfast Fencing Club. Results are now up on the Results Page.

Apr 14


2013/14 NI Junior Foil Series Round 5

Results for round 5 of the 2013/14 NIJFS and final rankings for the series are now up on the Results and Rankings pages. The final 13/14 NIJFS round was held last Saturday in St Columbanus College in Bangor in conjunction with the Belfast Open, hosted by Belfast Fencing Club.

Mar 25

Maureen Kerr

Northern Ireland Team Manager Sainsbury’s School Games 2014.

N I Fencing Ltd. would like an expression of interest from any candidate (+18) wishing to be considered for the role of the Northern Ireland Team Manager at the Sainsbury’s School Games 2014.


For more details please visit the Positions Vacant Page

Feb 21


BYC Qualifiers

Entries are now closed for the BYC qualifiers which will take place at Hunterhouse College on Sunday 23rd Feb 2014.

Only the Under 14 Foil male and female entries will have to compete for qualification.

Under 14 Male Check in closes at 9.15am for 9.30am start
Under 14 Female Check in closes at 10.15am for 10.30am start

All other entries will automatically qualify to represent Northern Ireland at the event. We will be in contact with you all to arrange further payment for the competition in Sheffield.

Feb 06

Maureen Kerr

National Academy Coaching Training

A Coaching Training Course will be held at Hunterhouse College onSaturday 15th March.  For further information go to the Event in the Calender. 

Oct 23

Peter Hazlett

Travel Fund 2013-2014

Please see attached document for details of the Travel Funding available via NI Fencing and the application process.  Applications must be received by Maureen.kerr@nifencing.com no later than Friday 22nd November.


Travel Fund Guidelines 2013-14

Oct 08

Maureen Kerr

NIJFS 2013/14

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.


Event Details

Round Date Hosting Club Venue





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

Category Birth Years
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


Blade size

Category Maximum Blade Size
Under 10

Under 12

Under 14

Under 16






Further Details

  • 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 White

Please email any queries to david.white@nifencing.com

Sep 23

Maureen Kerr

Change of Date – NIJFS Training Weekend

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 

Sep 15

Maureen Kerr

NI Fencing Domestic Awards 2012/13

We are pleased to announce the final year end awards for 2012/13


Senior Awards 

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.

Sep 11



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.

Mens Foil:
David Alexander, Jonathan Weekes, Alastair Johnston, Peter Brown,

Mens Epee
Jonathon Bradley, David Burnside, Jamie Simpson, Andrew Fenwick

Mens Sabre
Thomas Nicholls, Niall Dowse, David Connolly, James Nichols

Womens Foil
Victoria Duxbury, Olivia Keyes, Gillian Worman, Rachel Philpott

Womens Epee
Nina Moiseivitch, Megan Woodrow, Eimile McSorley, Lucia McCafferty

Womens Sabre
Niamh Spence, Kathryn Marshall, Chloe Lopez-Colcolough, Anna Rooney

Team Manager : To be confirmed

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