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GET INTO COACHING

3rd February 2014

Get Into Coaching

Do you have more than 1 year of fencing experience?  Do you want to give something back to the sport you love?  Have you thought about Coaching?

Coaching can be extremely rewarding and a lot of fun, whether you are helping someone with their first steps on the piste or helping players to develop and achieve their potential – British Fencing is here to help and support you!

Minimum Requirements

  • Before taking on a coaching role you will need to have a good understanding and at least 1 year of fencing experience.
  • You can attend a coaching course aged 17 but you will not be able to coach until you turn 18. 
  • You must have attended a Safeguarding & Protecting Children course and be familiar with British Fencing’s Safeguarding policies and procedures. 
  • You must have a valid DBS check and retain British Fencing membership.

Getting Started!

Each year the Regional Hub Network organises coaching courses, workshops and training days to offer professional development opportunities to new and existing coaches.  If you are interested in coaching but are unsure which qualification you want to do first, here is a simple guide:

Level 1 – Assistant Coach - may assist a more qualified coach in the delivery of fencing sessions and/or deliver without direct supervision, pre-planned/prepared fencing sessions for groups of absolute beginners.

Level 2 – Coach - can prepare, deliver and review fencing sessions for groups and individuals including fencers who have completed a beginners’ programme and who are now training/fencing regularly at a club.

Local Courses in your area!

If you would like to attend a course in your local area, simply check out the upcoming courses page on our website, if there isn’t a course scheduled then register your interest with your Regional Hub Lead Officer or email Charlie Miller at Charlie.miller@britishfencing.com

North East – Beth Davidson    North West – Charlie Miller
Yorkshire –Jim Lockyer  East Midlands – Norman Randall 
West Midlands – Mike & Vicky Garrity    East - Lyndon Taylor
South East – Phil & Meg Shepherd-Foster    South West – Tristan Parris 
Southern – Rochelle Dazeley                       London – Charlie Miller

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