British Fencing is responsible for the Refereeing Syllabus in the UK. The responsibility for running referee courses in the UK is shared between BF and the Home Country Associations.
There are 4 levels of refereeing summarised in the Referee Journey Info-graph and below;
Home Nations Level 2 Referee Training Expression of Interest form
Level 3 Referee Training Application form
British Fencing is also responsible for maintaining the register of active Referees and their qualifications. You can find the latest referee register and how to become a registered referee here.
There are also some helpful tools and resources for referees:
Referee Pre-Course Reading (last updated 2019)
British Fencing Rules App – updated currently not active January 2023
FIE Sanctions Cheat Sheet – update July 2020
You can also watch as many international refereeing video clips as possible
Or participate, review or upload contentious matches on the following sites;
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