09.11.2020 18:10


The EFC is pleased to announce the extension of its referee training seminar series with the support of the FIE.  The EFC initiative, which was recognized as a huge success, began in September, led by Vice President Nikolay Mateev and General Secretary Jacek Slupski, focusing on the development of Category C Sabre referees.

The series will now expand in two new directions – a training programme specifically focused on female Sabre referees and another for Foil referees and our idea was noticed by the FIE

As with the first programme, the new ones will focus on consistency, knowledge of the rule book, responsibilities and preparation for taking the full FIE license exam.  In addition to this the new Sabre programme also aims to increase the number of female referees available for the European Championships    .

Mentors for the new Sabre seminars will continue to be EFC Referee Commission Members and FIE Referees, Vasil Milenchev and Vladislav Shamis.  The Foil seminars will be mentored by EFC Commission Members, Martina Gannassin and Vilem Madr along with FIE Referee Florin Gheorghe.

Popularity of the new seminars is clear with 42 participants already registered to take part.