Links - Fencing Organisations
The National Governing Body within Great Britain for the Olympic Sport of Fencing, affiliated to the Federation Internationale d'Escrime, the international organisation responsible for competitive fencing.
The body responsible for developing the sport of fencing within England, by developing young fencers, by increasing participation & increasing standards within clubs & regions, and by promoting the sport.
The regional body responsible for organising & promoting fencing within the North West of England and the Isle of Man.
The FIE is the organization which governs all over the world the sport of fencing. Based in Lausanne, Olympic Capital, it now has affiliations to 145 member federations.
The British Academy of fencing is an organisation for fencing coaches in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Its origins go back to 1540, when King Henry VIII issued a bill (or Warrant signed by the Sovereign and directed to the Lord Chancellor for passing Letters Patent under the Great Seal) under the title "Masters of ye Noble Science of Defence". This still exists at the Public Records Office C.82/770).
The British Academy of Fencing (B.A.F.) is a founder member of the Academie d’Armes Internationale €“ the international federation of fencing academies. The Academy is a progressive organisation and changes are constantly taking place. By the maintenance of a carefully structured system of courses and examinations, the Academy provides teachers and/or coaches of fencing with the opportunities to qualify through Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Awards, with Foil, Epee and Sabre up to Diploma standard.
The B.A.F. Diploma is recognised and respected throughout the world and is the qualification required for full Membership of the Academy.
The International organisation to which National Coaching Bodies belong. The B.A.F. is the British representative.