Want to be a part of taking our amazing sport forward?
Here's a great opportunity for Referees who want to take that next step forward:
The Oceania Fencing Confederation (OFC), with the support of the FIE, is conducting a 7 week online Refereeing Course aimed at beginner, club and state/regional referees
This series of webinars will be free of charge to participants.
It will be one of the first formal online training courses for referees at this level and successful participants will receive a certificate of completion from the OFC/FIE.
The refereeing sessions will be delivered by Nicola Shackleton NZL and Victoria Mentor AUS who are both FIE qualified referees.
The course will include content on the general rules and penalties, epee and foil refereeing and refereeing at competitions.
If you would like to do epee only, there are 5 sessions; if you would like to do foil, there are 6 sessions and doing both weapons will involve the full 7 sessions.
Each session will consist of a 60 minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of question time.
The course will start in February THIS year (dates and times to be confirmed, based on the participants who register) and will be held using Zoom technology.
I'll be doing it myself, and encourage everyone to get into it .
Lets all be part of the solution!