British Fencing operates a register of qualified referees and referee examiners. This is designed to ensure that both referees and competition organisers maintain the quality and integrity at British Fencing events, along with good practice at all times.

Referees will only be added to the register once Examiners have completed both the exam paperwork and The Referee Safety Codes of Conduct and sent it to Head Office. Referees should receive a copy of the paperwork from the examiner on the day which should be retained by the referee.

Competition organisers need to be aware that by using referees not on the current referee register their competition public liability insurance may be invalidated, thus it is recommended to check the current register when accepting referees to officiate at any organised competition.

Due to current safeguarding regulations of minors, those referees under 18’s will not be on the published referee register but will be recorded on the main register held by the British Fencing Refereeing Manager.

How to become a registered Referee:

1. Become a BF member here.

2. Hold a referee qualification.

3. Hold a valid DBS, more information here.

4. Send all your documentation to BF here.



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