Return to Fencing Work Group

The ‘Return to Fencing’ Group is a BF Working Group.

Purpose of Group – To coordinate, make recommendations and oversee delivery of the BF Return to Fencing plan.



  • Review the guidelines issued by the Government (both UK and Home Nation) and understand the impact in relation to the return to community fencing.
  • Identify opportunities for best practice alignment across the UK, understanding that different Home Nations may be at different phases of lockdown.
  • Create/review detailed plans, guidelines and best practice advice for community fencing taking into account the advice issued by the Government(s).
  • Keep respective Boards informed and up to date.
  • To review and take into account feedback from the Community Discussion Events



Appointed Representatives of Home Nations

  • Vinny Bryson, Scottish Fencing
  • Johnny Davis, NI Fencing
  • Jonathan Katz, England Fencing
  • Mark Ridsdale,  Welsh Fencing

Other Members

  • Georgina Usher, BF CEO
  • Clare Halsted,  BF Medical Officer & member of the FIE Medical Commission
  • Hannah Gavin, BF Clubs & Regions Development Officer
  • Liz Behnke, BF Equality and Safeguarding Manager




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