Awards Dinner 2016

The inaugural British Fencing Awards Dinner will be taking place on the Saturday evening of the British Fencing Championships 2016 – further information regarding the British Fencing Championships is available here.

When
Saturday             16th April, 19:00  –  22:00          
 
Where
The Great Hall, University of East London Stratford Campus, Water Lane, E15 4LZ     


Tickets

Tickets for the British Fencing Awards Dinner are available vai bf.sport80.com - members will be able to buy additional tickets for non-members, however if any non-members wish to purchase tickets directly please contact Katie Rhodes. Tickets cost £40 and include a 3-course meal plus a welcome drink. There will be a cash bar available for further drinks throughout the evening. 

We are delighted to announce that our guest speaker for the evening will be Olympic Skier and TV Presenter, Graham Bell.

Further information about the dinner is available here

Menu

Starters

Trio of Seafood, 

Cromer Crab, Scallops, King Prawns
 With A Lobster Bisque

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Baby Plum Tomato Tarte tatin,
Aged balsamic,
Wild Rocket, Goats Cheese Crumb

Mains

Pan Seared Corn Fed Chicken Supreme,

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Aubergine, Pecorino, plum tomato Parmigiana with

walnut bruschetta snap


Chuteau Potatoes, Baby Seasonal Vegetables,
Wild Mushroom & Truffle Sauce

Sweet

Dark chocolate tart, honeycomb crème fraiche,

cherry compote


Awards

We have 10 awards for 2016 - see below the awards plus the criteria by which any nominations will be judged. Voting is now closed, and the shortlist is below.

 

Shortlist

Athlete of the Year - sponsored by Wilkinson Sword

Mary Cohen

James Davis - Winner

James Honeybone

Richard Kruse


Club of the Year - sponsored by Wedlake Bell

Fighting Fit

Marshall Fencing

Newham Swords

Salle Ossian

Shakespeare's Swords - Winner


Development Coach of the Year - sponsored by Maroon Print

Anthony Conyard - Winner

Beth Davidson

Louis John

Ian Lichfield

Lorna Smith


Innovation Award - in memory of Viveca Abrahams

Keith Cook/Fencing Fun - Winner

Muslim Girls Fence

Wac-Arts


Lifetime Achievement Award - sponsored by Bluefin Sport

Bert Bracewell - Winner

Richard Cohen

Peter Huggins


Official of the Year - sponsored by Russell-Cooke

Ondrej Janicek

Chris Lennon

Lorraine Rose - Winner

Alex Savin

Sarah Steacy


Performance Coach of the Year - sponsored by Corporate Traveller

Pierre Harper

Andrey Klyushin - Winner

Jon Rhodes


Region of the Year - sponsored by Sport80

Eastern

East Midlands

North East - Winner

Southern


Unsung Hero - presented by Shiho Ichinose

Pat Aiyenuro - Winner

Maggie Maynard

Mike O'Donnell

Lorna Smith


Young Athlete of the Year - supported by Patrons of British Fencing

William Deary - Winner

Caitlin Maxwell

Harrison Nichols

Sebastian Pallier

 

Fencing Personality of the Year - sponsored by Leon Paul 

Gillian Aghajan

James Davis

Laurence Halsted

James Honeybone - Winner

Richard Kruse

Marcus Mepstead

Ben Peggs

JJ Webb

You can vote for your winner of Fencing Personality of the Year by visiting the British Fencing Facebook page and liking their photo.

 

Award Criteria

BF Lifetime Achievement Award - sponsored by Bluefin Sport

- A current member of British Fencing aged 50+

- Evidence that they have dedicated a significant amount of their life to fencing

- Demonstrably benefitted the sport of fencing in the UK


BF Athlete of the Year - sponsored by Wilkinson Sword

- Won a competition, either internationally or domestically

- Achieved something no other GB fencer has previously in a competitive environment

- Evidence of having been a positive role model within the sport

- Only in exceptional circumstances can the same person win this award two years in succession


BF Young Athlete of the Year - supported by Patrons of British Fencing

- Nominees should be a junior (aged under 20) or below on 1st January 2016

- Won a competition or achieved something no other GB fencer has previously in a competitive environment

- Evidence of having been a positive role model within the sport

- Only in exceptional circumstances can the same person win this award two years in succession


BF Performance Coach of the Year - sponsored by Corporate Traveller

The award is to recognise a coach that has had a material impact on fencers success in competition at Regional, National or International Level.

- Evidence of significant achievements by the fencer(s) being coached

- Examples of innovative practice supporting the fencer(s)

- Evidence of the impact of the coaching in the last 12 months

- Evidence of appropriate player-centred approach and excellent coaching

- Positive role model within the sport


BF Development Coach of the Year - sponsored by Maroon Print

The award is to recognise the coach that best provides developing fencer(s) with a great coaching experience.

- Evidence of a life long learning attitude in their development as a coach

- Examples of the provision of opportunities and dedicated support to the fencer(s) to help them achieve their goals

- Evidence of innovative coaching practice

- Evidence of appropriate player-centred approach and excellent coaching

- Positive role model within the sport


BF Club of the Year - sponsored by Wedlake Bell

The award is for clubs that have made a significant impact or achievement for their members/local area

- Evidence of links with the local community and schools

- Evidence of strong coach development structure

- Evidence of commitment to being inclusive and providing opportunities for all

- Must be a registered British Fencing Club


BF Region of the Year - sponsored by Sport:80

The award is for regions that have made a significant impact or achievement for clubs based in their local area

- Evidence of links with the local clubs, community and schools

- Evidence of strong workforce development structure, including CPD opportunities

- Evidence of commitment to being inclusive and providing opportunities for all

- Evidence of a good communication structure through updated web and social media information


BF Innovation Award - in memory of Viveca Abrahams

We are looking for a project that has used innovative practice to provide fun and engaging experiences in fencing that make people return week after week, and helps people to start and achieve personal success in fencing.

- Can be a combination of foam, plastic and metal fencing

- Does not need to take place in a traditional setting

- Evidence of disciplined collaboration that enhances the project

- Evidence of more people participating and enjoying the sport as a result of the project

- Evidence of innovative practice/opportunities through the running of this project

- Evidence of the impact on a particular area of the community in which this project took place

- Evidence of how this project has had wider social impacts (wellbeing etc)


Unsung Hero Award - presented by Shiho Ichinose

- A person within fencing who is not normally recognised

- Their role within the sport should be entirely voluntary

- Behind the scenes in all aspects of work to do with fencing


BF Official of the Year

- Regularly supports the fencing community through officiating

- Respects everyone who is involved in the sport, and demonstrates good sportsmanship

- Positive role model for other officials within the sport

- Involved in development activities, both for their own professional development, and that of other officials

- Demonstrates committment to self improvement, education and training

- Must be a registered official


Fencing Personality of the Year

- Anyone within the sport who promotes fencing in the UK in a positive light

- Someone recognised as engaging people with fencing from outside the soprt, through coaching/taster sessions, use of social media, events etc

Information on the guidelines for nominating, and the judging panels can be found here