Upcoming Referee Opportunities


The following upcoming refereeing opportunities will be published on this page:

  • International FIE opportunities (other than those allocated as part of the Annual Allocation process).
  • International EFC opportunities (other than those allocated as part of the Annual Allocation process).
  • Domestic opportunities.

If you would like your refereeing opportunity to be listed here, please complete the attached Smartform.

British Cadet & Junior Championships 2023

Date: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September

Venue: David Ross Sports Village, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD

A U14 Pilot Event is also taking place over the weekend (Epee/Foil Saturday, Sabre Sunday).

Weapon and level: Level 2+, all weapons.

Day Rate:

Domestic Referee: Level 2/ Level 3, Level Qualification – £40 per day

International Referee: Active FIE, EFC C Grade Qualification – £60 per day

More information and sign-up form here.

RAF Open

Date: Saturday 7th October 2023 -Mens Foil, Women’s Epee & Women’s Sabre

Sunday 8th October 2023 – Women’s Foil, Mens Epee & Mens Sabre

Venue: RAF Cosford Albrighton, Wolverhampton WV7 3EX

Link to venue can be found here 

Times: Saturday 7th October – 09.00 MF, 09.30 WE & 13.00 WS

Sunday 8th October 09.00 ME, 09.30 WF & 11.00 MS

Weapon and level:  Foil, Epee and Sabre level 2 and above

Renumeration: £70 travel costs only accommodation will be provided

Refreshments: will be provided

Contact: Ed Campion  or mobile 07905600235

Newham Junior Series Foil Event

Date: Saturday 7th October 2023

Venue: SportsDock, University of East London (Docklands Campus), University Way, London E16 2RD

Link to venue can be found here

Times: 09.00am for referee briefing

Weapon and Level: Foil Level 2 and above

Renumeration:  £65

Refreshments: Sandwiches

Other information: It is hoped to run a level 2 foil referee assessment at this event – details to follow

Link to competition website can be found here 

Contact: Linda Strachan or mobile 07956 618898

Cambridgeshire LPJS and Cambridge Sword Youth Series No1

Date: Sunday 24th September & Sunday 10th December

Venue: Netherhall Sports Centre Queen Edith’s Way Cambridge CB1 8NN

Link to venue can be found here 

Times: 09.00 am for referee briefing

Weapon and level: Foil Level 2

Renumeration:  £75

Refreshments: sandwiches

Other information:

Competition website can be found here

Contact: Sarah Paveley or mobile 07837933603

The Scottish Open

Date: Saturday 25th November Men’s and Women’s Foil, Men’s Sabre

Sunday 26th November Men’s and Women’s Epee, Women’s Sabre and Seated Fencing event

Times: 09.00am

Venue: The Peak, Stirling Sports Village, Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ

Link to venue can be found here

Weapon and Level: All weapons Level 2 and above

Remuneration: BF rates, FIE £75 per day, Level 3 £50 per day, Level 2 £35 per day.

Refreshments: Sandwiches

Other information: it is hoped to offer Level 2 and 3 practical assessments – this is to be confirmed by the organisers.

Competition website can be found here

Contact: Clare Queen or mobile 07912 267585

Warwick Open

Date: Saturday 27th January 2024  – Men’s Foil, Women’s Epee  & Women’s Sabre

Sunday 28th January 2024 – Men’s Sabre, Women’s Foil & Men’s Epee 

Times: Referee Briefing 08.30 on both days, Morning events (MF & MS) start at 09.00am. Afternoon events (WS, WE, WF, & ME) start at 12 noon.

Venue: St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre, Banbury Road, Warwick, CV34 4QY

Link to venue can be found here

Weapon and level: Level 2 and above. Foil, Epee and Sabre

Remuneration: £60 plus Expenses

Refreshments: not provided

Other information:

Competition website can be found here

Contact: Evan Little or mobile 07391554392


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