How to become a fencing referee!
Refereeing can be an interesting, challenging and rewarding experience, essential to any competition, at any level! Understanding basic refereeing can help you as a fencer, volunteer or parent, to understand how and why hits are awarded! Learning how to referee can offer opportunities to travel around the country and maybe internationally!
If you wish to become a registered referee with British Fencing you will need to become a member of British Fencing. If you are not already a member you can join at http://www.britishfencing.com/membership/join-now/and selecting the "Membership" option. If you have been a member in the past but are not at the moment you will need to renew your membership. This can be done by logging into your membership profile at http://www.britishfencing.com/signin/ .
If you wish to become a registered referee you will also need obtain a pass mark on a Refereeing exam, from attending a refereeing course. Please go to the Upcoming Courses page to look for refereeing courses. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out courses in the North East.
For more information on referee education including the syllabus for each level please see below.
Refereeing Levels and syllabus