No competition can run smoothly without organisers and referees. Most clubs will help their fencers get the basics of refereeing, scoring and timekeeping a bout. The Region runs at least one refereeing course a year to enable you to step onto the officiating ladder with a Level 1 and 2 Refereeing qualification for each weapon. There are courses run at large Open competitions for those wishing to progress further.

The next Introduction to Refereeing course will be held on 7th December. Contact the secretary for more information at