Referee Contacts

BF Executive

Refereeing is overseen by the British Fencing Referee Manager, Nickie Bailey, with additional working groups being set up as required.

The British Fencing Referee Manager is also responsible for the administrative aspect of the Referee Pathway Process.


GB International Selectors

Chair of Selectors Pat Casey
Members of the Selection panel: Oliver Smith and Paul Abrahams who is the active referee representative.


L3/4 Referee Working Group

Purpose of this group is to is to bring the top level of national refereeing qualifications in line with the current requirements for the first level of International refereeing (EFC Category C) and ensure appropriate preparation and pathway to future FIE qualifications.

Members: Chair Julian Rose, Adrian Speakman, Peter Huggins, Chris Lennon and Luke Deamer.


Home Country Representatives

The Home Countries currently support the development, examination and registration of Levels 1&2.

The representative for England is Luke Deamer

The representative for Scotland is Jennifer Sancroft 

The representative for Wales is Lynne Melia

The representative for Northern Ireland is Mike Westgate

The representative for Guernsey is Meyrick Simmonds

The representative for Jersey is Alistair Christie

The representative for Wheelchair Refereeing is Chris Farren


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