Demand increases as epee referee training continues online


The EFC’s referee training seminar series, which began in September last year, continued today with the sixth epee session of nine. The training seminars have already extended into areas such as SEMI and marketing and the demand continues to increase.

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

Two thirds of the way through epee training, Slupski is already looking forward. He said, “We have given ourselves a nice headache. The demand from our member nations and their communities continues to grow and not only for referee training. Of course, it has been a difficult period for everyone but our early adoption of online training is a clear positive. Whilst the situation remains unknown regarding our full, worldwide return to the piste, it is clear that we should continue this initiative not only up to that time but also into the future.”

The latest group of epee delegates will have received at least 7 hours of training each – at no cost to them – bringing them in line with our first groups of sabre and foil delegates.

Not only will epee referee training continue on Saturday but ahead of that the EFC will hold its third SEMI training webinar with a focus on materials and wheelchair fencing regulations.


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

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