19/11/2015- Latest News

Philbin and Huggins to represent British Fencing in the Rio2016 Technical Delegation

British Fencing is pleased to announce the FIE have confirmed that Hilary Philbin and Janet Huggins will be among the fifteen-strong technical delegation who will oversee the fencing events at next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Philbin will be a member of the six-strong Directoire Technique who have overall responsibility for the smooth running of the ten fencing events, and additionally she will take on the role of FIE Chief of Protocol.

Huggins will fulfil her role as a delegate of the SEMI Commission who are responsible for the functionality and safety of all equipment used in the fencing venue. 

Speaking about her role the President of British Fencing, Hilary Philbin, said: “I am very happy to be going to Rio as an FIE Technical Official.  The Olympic Games is the highlight of our international fencing calendar and I am pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to the successful outcome of our events.”

Janet Huggins added: “I am delighted to have been chosen as an FIE Technical Official for the Olympic Games next year in Rio and am looking forward to helping to deliver this most prodigious fencing event.”

British Fencing extends its congratulations to both Hilary and Janet for their selection to these important positions and would also like to thank UK Sport for their continued support of our International Relations programme. 

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