As part of your British Fencing membership you automatically receive the benefit of the Association’s Liability and Group Personal Accident insurance policies.

For a brief overview of how these policies benefit members and clubs, and to offer basic guidance to fencers, coaches, clubs and club officials in respect of those policies please click here.

To understand what these covers are and to see the main terms and conditions that apply please make sure you refer to the policy summary and policy wording.

For copies of the Personal Accident Summary and Policy Wording please click here. (please login using your Sport80/BF membership credentials).

For Public Liability, Professional Indemnity, Employer’s Liability (see below for descriptions) a cover note to May 31st 2024 is available to members here 

If you are unable to login please contact [email protected].

What do the policies cover?

In simple terms, the Liability insurance policies will cover

Public Liability
Cover for affiliated clubs and/or members if they are found to be legally responsible for causing bodily injury to third party (such as a member of the public or another member) or for damage to a third party’s property.

Professional Indemnity
Cover to protect a affiliated club or registered coach or registered official for claims made against them which allege that a third party has suffered an injury or financial loss caused by negligent acts, errors or omissions during coaching activities.

Employers Liability*
Provides cover in respect of claims made against the affiliated club or sanctioned event for injuries caused to a volunteer of the affiliated club or sanctioned event arising out of and in the course of their volunteering role.

Any employees would not be covered, if you have any employees you will need to arrange a separate Employers Liability policy. This is available via our brokers Marsh Sport.

Officers & Committee Liability*

Provides cover for claims made directly against individuals at an affiliated club or sanctioned event e.g. officer, committee member, director and/or trustee for alleged wrongful acts in connection with the club or event affairs.

Alongside the Liability insurance, we have arranged cover for members if they are accidentally injured whilst fencing, including but not limited to participating in a sanctioned activity or event, or while taking part in a club organised training activity.  The covers also apply during a club organised social event.

* The Directors & Officers and Employers Liability covers are only applicable to affiliated clubs of British Fencing.


When does the cover operate?

Both the Liability and Personal Accident insurance apply when a member of British Fencing is fencing or participating in any of the following activities that have been formally arranged by either the British Fencing ourselves or one of our member clubs; whilst participating in official, pre-arranged training/practice, competitions including travelling to and from any venues for these purposes. Cover will also operate during a social event organised by British Fencing or your member club.

What are the policy limits?

The policies’ limits are as follows:

Public Liability – cover for your legal liability of up to £10M

Professional Indemnity – cover for the affiliated club’s or registered coach’s legal liability of up to £10M

Employers Liability – cover for your legal liability of up to £10M, includes volunteers, not including paid employees.

Directors & Committee Liability – cover for an affiliated club or sanctioned event official’s legal liability of up to £10M


Personal Accident
These limits apply to an accidental injury caused whilst the policy operates (For details please see the Personal Accident documents)

1.    Accidental Death £50,000
2.    Permanent total disablement £50,000
3.    Broken Bones up to £1000 (see PA Schedule)
4.    Hospitalisation benefit £50/day up to £700
5.    Funeral expenses £10,000

The level of cover purchased by British Fencing for its members does not include a weekly payment and the policy is not designed to replace your usual income in the event you are unable to work following an accident.

How do I make a claim?

It is important that all incidents that may give rise to a claim, however minor, are reported to our insurance broker Marsh Sport as soon as possible after the event.

Please email all incidents to [email protected] or telephone 0345 872 5060 to report this directly to our brokers.

Other Insurances

Marsh Sport are specialist brokers in the world of sport and can provide a wide range of products and services.

Additional insurances that we can offer include:-
–       Buildings and Contents
–       Sport Equipment
–       Group Travel
–       Employers Liability
–       Cyber

Contact us on 0345 872 5060, email [email protected].



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