13/05/2022- Referees


Congratulations to Adrian Speakman who has been selected by the FIE to referee at the 2022 Senior World Championships.

Adrian Speakman has been selected by the FIE for the forthcoming Senior World Championships being held in Cairo from 15th to 23rd July.

This is the first time Adrian has been selected for the Senior World Championships. His international major event refereeing career started with selection for the 2017 Cadet and Junior European Championships.

Adrian was the first GBR FIE referee to be added to the inaugural EFC Master List published by the EFC in October 2018. This is the list of FIE referees that the EFC uses to select referees for all its major Senior championships. This was followed by selection by the EFC 2019 Cadet and Junior European Championships held in Foggia Italy (22 February – 03 March 2019).

In 2020, Adrian was selected to the FIE Referee Master List, from which referees are selected for the major FIE events including Senior World Cups, Grand Prix and World Championships.

Since fencing restarted after COVID, Adrian has refereed at the Budapest and Cairo Grand Prixs.

On his selection, Adrian said, “I am delighted to be selected by the FIE to referee at one of the most important events in the Fencing calendar. I am grateful for all the support that I have been given by BF as part of the BF Referee Pathway Programme and look forward to using my experiences to help the next generation of GBR referees in their international careers”

 Georgina Usher, BF CEO said, “Congratulations to Adrian on his selection for this major event. His selection as a GBR referee at the Senior World Championships is a testament to his hard work and the respect that the FIE have for his capabilities.”

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