07/04/2014- Latest News


The British Fencing Board announces there will be further elections of Board Directors, to fill two vacancies caused by Julia Bracewell and Georgina Usher standing down. 

The job description for the vacancies now offered for election is published on the BF website under “Governance – British Fencing Board – Director Job Description”.  Candidates should please study this. http://www.britishfencing.com/governance/british-fencing-board/

The Board must also advise members that –

a) it is essential for good governance to maintain a diverse Board of Directors.   The Board encourages members from all backgrounds to seek nomination.

b) BF seeks to enhance the Board’s collective experience and expertise in the following areas – 

Growing participation in the sport; winning medals; raising funds, from public or private sources; better governance; business and/or voluntary sector knowledge

Below is the information about the election from the British Fencing Electoral Officer.



As required by the Bye-laws, the Board has fixed the following dates for these elections:

The Qualifying DateMonday 12th May 2014.

The Qualifying Date is the date at which a member of British Fencing must be a “Qualifying Voting Member” in order to be eligible to vote in the election.

Under the Articles, a Qualifying Voting Member is any Member who is a fully paid-up Voting Member and whose name is entered on the Roll on the Qualifying Date.

In other words, if you want to vote in this election, you must make sure that by not later than the Qualifying Date shown above the British Fencing Head Office has your name entered in its records as a fully-paid up voting member.

The Nomination Date:  Monday 12th May 2014

The Nomination Date is the date by which completed Nomination Forms must be received by British Fencing Head Office.  Please note that forms must be received by BF by 12 noon on that date.

This means that if you want to nominate someone as a candidate in this year’s election, you must ensure that the completed Nomination Form, including the completed Details of Candidate Form and the signatures of not less than15, but not more than 20, paid-up members of BF, who are eligible to vote in the election, to support the nomination, has been received by British Fencing Head Office by no later than 12 noon on the Nomination Date shown above.  (See further in the attached Instructions for Nomination of Directors.)

Instructions for Nomination of Directors

Please see also the Instructions for Nomination of Directors accompanying this notice.

Teddy Bourne, BF Electoral Officer/2014


Election Timetable
The timetable for the election can be seen on the Timeline Chart


Instructions For Nominations

Nomination Form

Administrative Procedures

Election Timeline Chart

Amendments to the Bye Laws

Bye Laws

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