Online epee referee training moves to the next level


For immediate release: 13 May 2021

The EFC’s epee referee training seminar series is in full swing as the first cohort go through their final session in the first phase. Online referee training began in September last year and the EFC are delighted that all three weapons have now been covered.

EFC Secretary General, Jacek Slupski hosted the seminar and was joined by referee mentors, Ambre Civiero, Matthias Henkelmann and Mihail Paghiev who provided their expert opinion throughout.

Speaking about his involvement Henkelmann said, “I’m pleased to give my time and expertise to our upcoming referees. It is a very good use of the additional time that we have as competitive fencing begins its return. The EFC have always supported me and it is a pleasure to give something back. I particularly enjoy the detail we get in to with all of our delegates, especially in the video sessions.”

With just a few more epee referee sessions remaining, Slupski looks ahead by saying, “The success of our seminars has been tremendous, and the demand has exceeded our capacity. The next session in the current series will be on Sunday and we have a meeting next week to organize more training in the future.”


The EFC continue to provide full support to the FIE in these challenging times.

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