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East of Scotland Qualifying competitions for the British Youth Championships

These events are to provide qualifiers for the annual British Youth Championships, this year on the 3rd to the 5th May at the EIS in Sheffield.

The entry to this event covers your entry to the National Championship should you qualify (and as there are a minimum of 4 qualifiers, most who enter usually qualify).

Please note, the events are being held on weekday evenings (Thursday 13th March and Tuesday 18th March) and the closing date is Friday 7th March.

Coach Professor Andy Alderman joins EFC

Coach Professor Andy AldermanAndy is fully qualified Coach at all weapons and will be at club on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Andy is the current Epee Coach for the Scottish Fencing Academy and one of the coaches (along with Ben and Don) selected by Scottish Fencing to accompany the Scottish Team at this year's Commonwealth Championships.

Anyone interested in taking lessons from Andy (by personal arrangement) should approach Andy at club

Busy Weekend for EFC Women's Foilists!

The weekend at the start of February saw our women's foilists scattered around Europe!

Catriona Sibert represented Great Britain at the senior World Cup in Gdansk (Poland) as a result of Catriona's current GB ranking (she's GB No.4). Catriona has also been selected to fence for Britain at forthcoming World Cup events in Budapest (Hungary) and St. Petersburg (Russia).

EFC girls qualify for European Juniors

Congratulations to Chloe Dickson and Katie Smith who have been selected to represent Great Britain at the 2014 European Junior Championships!

Britain will be taking a full team of four fencers and half of the team are from EFC! Congratulations too to Yvonne Chart, from Truro who has fenced at EFC as our guest before and represented us at the British Team Championships.

This year's Championships will be from 28th February to 4th March in Jerusalem.

EFC Medalists at the 2014 Scottish Open Championships

EFC continued it's domination of Women's Foil in Scotland coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Scottish Open Championships. This is the second year running that we have managed this, the third year running that the final has been an all EFC affair and the 6th year running that an EFC fencer has won this event!

  • 1st Lisa McKenzie
  • 2nd Catriona Sibert
  • 3rd Chloe Dickson

Success too in the Men's Foil event with Mark Legkowski taking bronze.

Three EFC fencers on 'Talent/Talent Identification and Confirmation' GB World Class Pathway level

Congratulations to Chloe Dickson and Ruth Clarke who join Katie Smith on the World Class Programme.

This isn't an easy programme to be selected for and is the result of excellent performances at assessment days in London.

There are only three fencers in Scotland who have been selected so far and they are all EFC fencers!

Congratulations to Chloe Dickson and Katie Smith

Congratulations to Chloe Dickson and Katie Smith who returned from a Junior World Cup with a qualifying result.

Chloe made a great start with 5 victories and 1 defeat in her pool and then knocked out a Bulgarian girl in the last 64 before losing her last 32 bout. Katie won a creditable 4 with 2 defeats in her pool and then defeated Bitterova (Slovakia) before losing her last 32 bout.

EFC Women's Foil results

Our girls have been in action again and accumulated some more noteworthy results;

Welsh Open (10/12/2013)
Lisa McKenzie - Bronze medal
Catriona Sibert - 5th
Ruth Clatke - 6th

British Individual Championships (07/12/2013)
Catriona Sibert - Bronze medal

British Team Championships (08/12/2013)
EFC 'A' Silver medal
EFC 'B' Bronze medal

EFC Christmas Party!

Edinburgh Fencing Club would like to invite all members - past and present - to the EFC Christmas party.


Matt Henderson wins a bronze medal at the London International Epee

Congratulations to Matt Henderson who won a bronze medal at the London International Epee (Miller-Hallet) last weekend.


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