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    Personally I have always had some concern about...

    Personally I have always had some concern about cadets competing in Senior Open/Adult Competitions particularly on mens side of sport.

    I see merit in Cadets training or competing against adults...
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    I agree 100% with these sentiments. However,...

    I agree 100% with these sentiments.

    However, the problem in Britain is that few fencers actually benefit from first class coaching, training and club structures. That is the problem. Unless and...
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    REMINDER Tournament takes place next month....

    REMINDER

    Tournament takes place next month. Entry Forms available on LPJS and Camden FC websites.
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    The match between GB and China was close up to...

    The match between GB and China was close up to fourth period with score 14-14 [indeed we were actually winning
    during second period].

    Sadly when the match moved into the 5th period onwards the...
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    The cost will be covered I am sure by Sports...

    The cost will be covered I am sure by Sports England.
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    Pria I have not overlooked Aliya or other...

    Pria

    I have not overlooked Aliya or other Junior results, because these have not been completed yet.

    What I have published are Cadet Results.

    Please send Aliya my best wishes for tomorrow....
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    Mens epee and womens sabre did not make last 32...

    Mens epee and womens sabre did not make last 32 or better last year.

    Womens Epee L8 [Hudson] L16 [Stanir]
    Mens Sabre L16 [Webb] L32 [Amsalem & Deary]
    Mens Foil L32 [Birch]...
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    Correction there were 3 cadets in last 32 this...

    Correction there were 3 cadets in last 32 this year.

    Apart from last year I would also mention that in 2012 we produced 4 last 16 results and 6 last 32 results so that
    the performance this year...
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    The World Championships have still to be...

    The World Championships have still to be completed. I don't know what individual expectations were but I would
    suggest that the Cadet results, which are now complete were rather disappointing with...
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    There have always been nations who perform better...

    There have always been nations who perform better in team events notwithstanding that their individual fencers
    are not world beaters or even world class.

    Two nations who appear to put a lot of...
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    What should be the plan not just in sabre, but in...

    What should be the plan not just in sabre, but in the other weapons as well is to create a strategy of producing a large number of junior clubs with good standard coaches and then build a number of...
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    I agree with your sentiments entirely. Getting...

    I agree with your sentiments entirely. Getting qualifications is not a prerequisite to becoming a good or world class coach. However, if you want to set basic standards of coach education and more...
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    I am the first to acknowledge that passing an...

    I am the first to acknowledge that passing an exam or taking a course is not the prerequisite of being a good coach. There are a whole range of skills which you cannot teach in a textbook. Perhaps...
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    I have raised this on Forum many times before....

    I have raised this on Forum many times before. There needs to be 'one body' responsible for coach education and qualifications in Britain and all coaches need to be registered with BFA.

    Also I...
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    I do have some concern about what is going on...

    I do have some concern about what is going on here.

    Firstly there does not appear to have been much discussion or consultation between the Performance Manager
    and those involved in Sabre...
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    Camden LPJS Sabre

    The Tournament will take place on Sunday 18th May at Acland Burghley School Sports Centre.

    Information and Entry form now posted on LPJS Website. The documentation will be posted shortly on Camden...
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    1. It is rare for fencers to perform well...

    1. It is rare for fencers to perform well internationally at junior [U20] or senior levels if they have not started
    fencing at a comparatively early age. Ziemek suggested to me some years ago by...
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    Congratulations to Alex Tofalides who secured...

    Congratulations to Alex Tofalides who secured direct entry to last 64 once again after winning 5 of 6 matches in
    poule and finishing 7th in rankings. He joins both Davis and Kruse tomorrow.

    The...
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    I was not belittling the performance at all....

    I was not belittling the performance at all. Someone else made the suggestion that the tournament was weak and I was merely commenting that fencers who competed in the event were including Leonora...
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    If you go to European Fencing Confederation...

    If you go to European Fencing Confederation Website you can watch all 4 pistes at same time. Womens Foil is on at moment.
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    Clearly a very weak tournament but a good...

    Clearly a very weak tournament but a good opportunity for fencers to score FIE Ranking points.

    Laura McKinnon will receive 48 points for winning epee title and that will move her up junior...
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    Congratulations to Womens Sabre Team on finishing...

    Congratulations to Womens Sabre Team on finishing 5th. A notable result since they were the second lowest seeded team in competition and beat strong sabre nations such as Ukraine,Poland and Germany.
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    Congratulations Tofalides on beating former World...

    Congratulations Tofalides on beating former World Champion Joppich 15-10.
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    That is precisely where the club system needs to...

    That is precisely where the club system needs to evolve and for that matter where the BFA needs to be involved. I have been looking at developing a dedicated Fencing Centre in Camden for three years...
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    I disagree the BFA do have control of how a...

    I disagree the BFA do have control of how a programme evolves. In countries like Italy and Hungary the national squads train collectively together, but they also attend their clubs and work with...
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