GET READY FOR THE NEW FOIL SEASON
EFC ONLINE REFEREE EDUCATION CONTINUES WITH FIRST FOIL SEMINAR
Today, the European Fencing Confederation (EFC) continued its series of referee education seminars with focus switching to the weapon of foil. After the success of the initial sabre “Get Ready for the New Season” series, expansion to the other weapons was inevitable.
The first session, held this evening, saw Secretary General, Jacek Slupski and Vice-President, Nikolai Mateev introducing. Slupski said, “The format of the sabre seminars was well received. Opening the session up to the other weapons was a natural development that was always in our planning. Our hope remains to provide valuable education to our future referees.”
Following the same format, the foil delegates were challenged with a theory exam before discussing recent senior international fight actions with EFC Commission Members, Martina Gannassin and Vilem Madr along with FIE Referee Florin Gheorghe.
Vice-President Mateev, said, “We appreciate the valuable assistance from our esteemed experts as we help to prepare the EFC’s future referees for the next stage of their development and the all-important FIE exams.”
The foil seminars will continue over the coming weeks.