Referee Course – Foil Level 2

Referee Course – Foil Level 2

Sunday 25th February 2024
Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1NB (map)

This is a guide and may be subject to small changes. You will be contacted a week before the online theory with final details.

Date Time Subject Venue
In the week preceding the Practical – TBC TBC Online Theory Zoom Meeting
Sun 25 Feb 2024 8.30am Short Seminar and recap Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Solihull
9.00am Theory Exam
10.00am Practical Assessments*

Dress Code: Smart dress, e.g. shirt with collar or similar (no jeans).

The course will be run by Lynne Melia, a former FIE referee, current British Fencing accredited Referee Instructor and Mentor. Applicants must be current members of British Fencing and have a good knowledge of foil with competitive experience. The course will be run with theory preparation prior to the theory exam which will be on Sunday 25th February, with a short seminar before to answer last minute questions. The practical assessment will follow the exams as part of the competition. You do not level 1 foil to join this course.

Essential Pre-course preparation

      1. Ensure that you have at least a working knowledge of how a competition runs, poule sheets and the basic rules and penalties. Some information is available here
      2. A link to an up-to-date penalties sheet can be found here
      3. Knowing the correct terminology for basic strokes and tactical moves is also helpful.

The course has a maximum of 16 applicants. Applications are on a first come first served basis when fully paid.

It is not possible for applicants to enter the fencing competition and do the course, as time is required to assess throughout the day. *You may be required to stay until the conclusion of the event.

Course Fee £20

Booked – 7
Places Left – 9

Car Parking
There is onsite parking at the leisure centre, although this can get busy at times. There are several car parks in local proximity with a short walk to the leisure centre.

Parking is free on Sunday up to 3 hours. Over 3 hours a charge of £4.00 applies. Get your ticket on arrival. CASH ONLY MACHINES!

Solihull Train Station is a stone’s through from the leisure centre, on the other side of the road. Trains travelling from London to Birmingham regularly stop at Solihull. Full details of times, costs and booking can be found with The

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Map for Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1NB

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