19th August 2013
Like other national governing bodies, British Fencing is invited to nominate candidates for Honours. The next opportunity is the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014; the BF Board has to submit candidates by September 20th.
I quote from the formal letter from the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS);-
"The honours system is there to recognise the achievements of ordinary people. We know there are hundreds of people working hard, often behind the scenes and in a voluntary capacity, unsung heroes who deserve to be honoured".
There is a commitment to "increasing the number of nominations for those who continue to be severely under represented in this sector ie women, black and ethnic minorities and those with a disability".
The Board would welcome any proposals from the BF membership, by August 30 please. Please send details, in strict confidence, to Kim in the British Fencing Head Office.
Chair, British Fencing