Fencing Ireland are available to support clubs in their quest to grow and develop not only their clubs but the sport and community of Fencing.
We offer various aspects of advise, equipment and training courses for clubs and work closely with Sport Ireland, the Local Sport Partnerships, Women in Sport and the school networks within the community. For more information please email us
In an effort to simplify our membership management Fencing Ireland are very excited to introduce you to our brand new Membership and Event system provided by GoMembership.
This system has been designed to enable members
- Renew their membership with FI
- Register / Pay for Competitions online
- Maintain their own member profile
- Associate themselves to YOUR club
There is an option for Irish Fencing Clubs to avail of a similar system through the CLUB PLUS programme within the Go Memebrship
The powerful yet simple-to-use CRM toolkit puts you in full control of your club administration no matter your club size. A streamlined and efficient management package that gives you more time to get back to playing the sport you love.
Club Plus is excellent Communication tool that will allow you stay in touch faster and more efficiently with your members
With the online payment system you can seamlessly run events and receive payment in advance giving you more time to coach and grow your club.
It integrates with the Fencing Ireland Management system so less paper work for you which will give you more time look after your existing members
Running a Competition
If you would like your event or competition listed on our website please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Before the Competition
Please email competition details and entry form and/or entry link to email@example.com for publication on Fencing Ireland Go Membership System. We will not facilitate any clashes with ranked FI or NIF events.
During the Competition
Fencers’ licence numbers must always be entered in Engarde or Fencing Time. Where a Fencing Ireland membership is offered, organisers may check the licence status using our Member Lookup.
Competition licences issued by other national governing bodies (e.g. the French Fencing Federation, British Fencing, etc) are acceptable for use in Irish competitions.
Please be aware that participation of any unlicenced fencers invalidates the competition’s insurance. It is therefore the responsibility of DT to ensure all fencers are properly covered by a current licence.
After the Competition
As soon as possible, please email the final classification in HTML format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This will enable the results of the competition to be uploaded on the website and will allow the rankings to be updated. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.
Should any competition organiser not be clear about these instructions, please contact email@example.com for help.
Local Sport Partnership
Sport Ireland through its network of Local Sports Partnerships ( LSP) helps people to get active and removes barriers to sport and physical activity. They also work closely with all their local clubs to develop coaches and volunteers, providing training, courses, business forums and grants.
Women in Sport
The Women in Sport Programme was established in 2005 and to date over €19 million has been invested through National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships. A key aim of the programme is to have equal participation between males and females in sport. Fencing Ireland have benefited from this funding and are currently running a Refereeing Programme for one of our members. The Pathway to becoming a Referee is exciting and extremely rewarding. Should you know of a female in your club that may wish to discuss this opportunity please contact us. firstname.lastname@example.org
Fencing Ireland Coaching System Overview
|Level of Award||Specification|
|Level 4||A Fencing Ireland Level 4 coach can deliver the requirements for a Level 3 coach with additional emphasis on tactics, timing and distance and can design, implement and evaluate the process and outcome of long-term/specialist coaching programmes for individuals and teams at performance and elite levels|
|Level 3||A Fencing Ireland Level 3 coach can deliver the requirements for a Level 2 coach demonstrating a wider variety of techniques and plan, implement, analyse and revise annual coaching programmes for groups and individuals at participation and performance level|
|Level 2||A Fencing Ireland Level 2 Coach can prepare, deliver and review fencing sessions for groups and individuals at participation level|
|Level 1||A Fencing Ireland Level 1 coach may assist a more qualified coach in the delivery of fencing sessions and/or deliver without direct supervision pre-planned and prepared fencing sessions for groups at foundation level
For more information on our Coaching PATHWAY please contact our Development Officer Colm Flynn
Useful Fencing Links
On this page you will find useful links to other fencing organisations, including international governing bodies and fencing manufacturers.
Irish Sport Websites
Sport Ireland – co-ordinates the sustainable development of competitive and recreational sport in Ireland
Women In Sport – promotes participation of women of all ages in sport in Ireland.
Olympic Federation of Ireland– manages and co-ordinates Team Ireland at the Olympic Games whilst developing the Olympic Movement in Ireland.
Coaching Ireland – develops and raises the standard of coaching in Ireland in partnership with national governing bodies.
Pentathlon Ireland – the Modern Pentathlon Association of Ireland.
International Fencing Organisations
Fédération Internationale d’Escrime (FIE) – the international governing body for the sport of fencing –
European Fencing Confederation – the body responsible for the European Championships and zonal circuit at Cadet and under-23 level.
Nahouw – international competition database
Ophardt – German website with real-time results of major fencing competitions
The Irish Academy of Arms (Acadamh Armas na hÉireann)
Fencing Equipment Suppliers
Please note that these links are provided for information; the IFF can not endorse or recommend the products or content of any commercial site.
Absolute Fencing Gear (USA) Allstar: German site or UK distributor. Artos (Germany) BladesBrand (UK) Carmimari (Italy) Favero (Italy) Fence With Fun (Germany) Leon Paul (UK) Negrini (Italy) Prieur (France) Sword Price Fighters (UK) Uhlmann (Germany)