13/12/2017- Latest News

On the 11th December 2017 British Fencing received a letter from the FIE relating to its fencing academy programme 2018. In 2018, there will only be one course for all the federations and British Fencing has the opportunity to nominate a suitable candidate to attend this course starting in February 2018.

The FIE will support the candidates with all course costs, accommodation and food, this time there will be no travel costs included. Any further additional costs will need to be met by the individual. Please note: There are no additional subsidies available from British Fencing.

This course starts on the 1st February and will run over 4 months. The candidates are expected to arrive on the 31st January and depart on the 31st May.

The FIE are looking to recruit twenty-four participants from the National Federations, eight per weapon.

To be eligible for the Academy, the applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 20 years old at least
  • Have fencing training and lessons experience for 7 years at least
  • Hold an FIE licence
  • Have a certified qualification level in a weapon (FIE or national licence)
  • Committed to be a fencing coach in his/her country for 2 years after graduating from the Budapest Academy
  • Speak and understand English or French
  • Be in good physical health

If you wish to be considered as a suitable applicant and be put forwards for this opportunity please complete and return the application form and other documentation to [email protected] before 9am on Friday 5th January 2018.

Click for Application Form.

Information about the course is limited, but if you have any questions, please contact Steve Kemp, T: 07702687289  E: [email protected]


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