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Welsh Fencing are pleased to announce that we have scheduled a 'Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course'; this will run in Cardiff, at the Sport Wales National Centre, Bute Suite 1, on Sunday 22nd January, 2017.  This is a 3 hour course and will run from 2pm to 5pm.

This course is provided at no charge to Welsh-affiliated members. Places will be limited, and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis, with preference being given to current active Welsh Fencing Coaches. Delegates aged 16-18 must be accompanied by a parent, mentor or coach from the same club who is over 18.

Please submit your application to me: mark.ridsdale@welshfencing.org. Entries will close on Saturday 7th January, 2017.

Welsh Fencing are pleased to announce that we have commissioned two Emergency First Aid at Work Courses; one to run in Cardiff (Saturday 28th Jan, 2017), and one to run in Aberystwyth (Saturday 11th Feb, 2017). These will be run by the British Red Cross.

These courses are provided at no charge to Welsh-affiliated members. Places will be limited, and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis, with preference being given to current active Welsh Fencing Coaches.

Please submit your application to the Honorary Secretary (secretary@welshfencing.org) indicating which course you wish to attend.

Both course will run from 9:30am-5pm.

Available Spaces - 11 Jan, 2017

  • Cardiff: NOW FULL
  • Aberystwyth: 8 places

Welsh Fencing requires qualified Coach Educators (BFA/BAF) to staff two Coach Education Courses in North Wales (Gresford) and two in South Wales (Cardiff) in the period September - December, 2016, dates to be agreed and finalised.

The successful candidate/s will require the knowledge, experience and skills to deliver Welsh Fencing's Level One Award, British Fencing's Coach Awards Levels 2 - 4 and/or British Academy of Fencing's Level 2- 5 Awards.

The courses will be held on Sundays, 10:00 - 4:00.  if they are successful, then further courses will follow.  Welsh Fencing will be responsible for all venue bookings, advertising the courses, and any related administration.

If wishing to apply to deliver the above, then in the first instance please provide the following information:

  • Your current coaching qualifications
  • Your coach education delivery experience
  • Your coaching fee per day (10:00-4:00), travel costs and any other charges
  • Any other information you feel WF should be aware of

Please supply this information to the Secretary (secretary@welshfencing.org), by 5:00pm on Friday 5th August.

 

You will be aware that BFA are currently restructuring Coach Education delivery.  The Board is therefore reviewing how coach training is delivered and accessed in Wales with a view to ensuring that it meets the needs of coaches in Wales, and is consistent with the broader BFA expectations.

As this policy is developed, it will also require the development of suitable processes to manage the new approach and monitor utilisation.

This will clearly take time, but progress will be continue to be communicated through the website. 

The list below, which will be updated each month, shows those WF Coaches who are coaching in Wales, and are on the British Coaches Register, and therefore insured to coach. Entry onto the list also requires that the coach must have current certification showing the coach has DBS (previously CRB), must hold an Emergency First Aid at Work, or First Aid at Work (6 hr course only one acceptable) in the last 3 years – A Safeguarding and Protecting Children Certificate in the last 3 years, and must be a current Full member of British Fencing. Only those over 18 years of age may be on the Register.

Unless listed below, Coaches are not covered for their activity, and it is the responsibility of clubs to only use/employ Registered Coaches.

Updated copies of the WF Level One Coaches handbooks are now available - £15.00/copy p/p£1.00.

Coaches wishing to update their current handbooks with the new inserts (40 pages) can obtain these from me @ £3.00/set p/p 75p

Apply: peter.stewart17@btinternet.com
 

Following a review in March 2013, the BFA & EF have made changes to the documentation they can accept from coaches who wish to get onto/remain on the Coach Register. The changes came into effect on the 1st April 2013 and are aimed at raising the safety and safeguarding standards within our sport.

The changes, which can be found in detail on the BFA website, require that in addition to a recognised coaching qualification, and current DRB clearance, coaches also require First Aid and Child Protection documentation. Only coaches who meet these criteria, and who are then entered onto the BFA Coach Register, are insured for their activities.

Affiliated clubs have a duty to ensure their coaches meet these criteria and are therefore covered by insurance for their activities.