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Scottish Fencing announces Pathways Programm for U15

The 2021 Scottish Fencing Pathways Programme for U15s has been announced:

"The 2021 Pathways Squad will support the great work of fencing clubs across Scotland by bringing together our most committed young athletes once a month from October 2020 to June 2021 to work on the necessary piste and life skills that support a positive competitive experience."

Edinburgh Fencing Club is helping #ForgingTheFuture with two of our coaches being Lead Weapon Coaches: Stan Stoodley for Foil, and Naomi Farmer for Sabre.

Reminder 03.09.2020 - EFC's Return to Fencing Survey

Last few days to complete our Return to Fencing Survey, which will close to submissions at midnight this Sunday (6th of October 2020). It is really important that we hear from all our fencers even if you are not expecting to return, so that we can plan for a safe resumption of club activities as soon as our Let resumes.

EFC Return to Fencing Survey

26.08.2020 - 'Prepare' Grant awarded to EFC to help us getting back on the piste

A big Thank You to Foundation for Scottish Fencing for awarding EFC with a £250 grant to help us getting "prepared" for the return to the piste.

Thank you also to our lead coach Don for applying for the grant. The money will be put to good use for hand sanitising products, wipes, and other safety equipment.

Now we only need to wait for Edinburgh Leisure to resume community lets, so we can run all necessary risk assessment checks to get back into the hall safely!

Update 26 June: EFC Remains Closed

EFC Remains Closed Until Further Notice

Today marks the end of term for many Edinburgh schools which would normally also mean a move to our summer timetable, and the Wednesday Cadet classes taking their annual summer break. As we operate out of a school our Let is managed by Edinburgh Leisure. Unfortunately to date, we have not had any indication from Edinburgh Leisure or the City of Edinburgh Council of when we may be able to expect School Lets to resume.

Club remains closed - Update on 22.5.20

Dear EFC Fencers,

We hope this update finds you well, and that you are looking forward to the slight easing of non-contact outdoor restrictions with the move to Phase 1 from 28th May, as announced by the Scottish Government on the 21st May.

The Club Is Closed Until Further Notice

All EFC Sessions are Cancelled, the club is now Closed.

Many of you will have received an email update from British Fencing, for others, it can be found here.

They key part is as follows:

Covid-19 Update - Club is open

We are open!

All sessions are currently on and are likely to remain so, unless the schools close.

However if you are social distancing or self isolating, Please Stay Away.

Keira Papadopoulos fencing for Great Britain!

EFC’s epee fencer Keira Papadopoulos is off to the Cadet European Championships in Porec, Croatia 21st-27th February. Only the top 4 GB fencers in each weapon are selected for the championships, so a great achievement! Good luck to her!

Keira and her coach Andy Alderman

Official Christmas Closing Dates

Here are the Club's official Christmas Closing dates...


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