BF Additional Resources for Clubs

Updated 03.09.2023

In this section of the website we are collating resources designed to support clubs as they deliver fencing sessions.  These resources are intended to be sufficiently generic to be adapted by clubs for their purposes.

If you have any views on additional resources which would be useful (or are willing to share any of your own best practice resources to the wider fencing community) please email [email protected].


Risk Assessments

All Clubs must have a Club Risk Assessment in place and these must be reviewed regularly and implementation of mitigation actions/plans monitored.

Sample Club Risk Assessment 

This document is also only one example of how risks can be documented and mitigation measures recorded, clubs can simplify or change this according to their needs. Risk assessments (Club or Session) must be retained for insurance purposes.

Clubs can also upload their Risk Assessments to the membership platform, follow the instructions here.

Please check out our video here for more guidance on Risk Assessments.

As always, we welcome feedback – what have we missed, what isn’t clear? Email [email protected] and let us know.


Session Attendance and Safety Checks

Template Safety Check Summary Sheet

Template Safety Check Descriptions

Template Attendance Register

Before starting any session the coach must undertake a session risk assessment. It is their responsibility to ensure that any risks identified are suitably mitigated. The Safety Check Summary Sheet above is one example of how this can be recorded.



To support the planning and budgeting process of your club: Club Resource – Financial Template


Guidance Notes

Equipment Hygiene Protocols

Online Training Guidelines

Guide to Zoom training for coaches, written by GBR Sabre Coach Jon Salfield 

Hot Weather Guidance






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