Members Code of Conduct

Fencing should be a place for you to be happy, have fun, and enjoy being a part of the community. When you participate in a sport, you have rights and responsibilities and these rules help you understand them. You should always follow this code to the best of your ability, and encourage others to do so, too.

You are entitled to:

  • Be treated fairly by everyone
  • Feel safe and secure
  • Have a voice in the decisions that affect you
  • Be listened to
  • Be believed
  • Be treated with dignity and respect
  • Train and compete at a level that is suitable for your age and ability
  • Say no to something which makes you feel uncomfortable
  • Make complaints and have them dealt with
  • Get help when you need it
  • Confidentiality

You should always:

  • Treat Sports Leaders with respect, e.g. coaches, officials, etc.
  • Play fairly at all times and do your best
  • Respect team members, even when things go wrong
  • Respect opponents and be gracious in defeat
  • Abide by the rules set down by your coach
  • Respect the rules when travelling to away events
  • Listen to and respect decisions made by others
  • Talk to the designated person or children’s officer if you have any problems 

You must never:

  • Cheat
  • Use violence or bad language
  • Shout or argue with Sports leaders, team mates or opponents
  • Harm any other person, or their property
  • Bully or use bullying tactics to isolate another fencer
  • Use unfair or bullying tactics to gain advantage
  • Take banned substances or advise others to take banned substances
  • Keep secrets, especially if they have caused harm
  • Tell lies about adults or other young fencers

Guidelines for Use of Kit:

  • Arrive with your gear already on – we do not provide changing facilities
  • Always wear a plastron under your jacket
  • Always inspect the tip of the weapon to ensure it has a rubber end or a tip with a spring
  • Wear fencing pants if you are doing epee
  • Please return kit into a bag rather than leaving it on the floor