British Fencing operates a register of qualified referees and referee examiners. This is designed to ensure that both referees and competition organisers maintain the quality and integrity at British Fencing events, along with good practice at all times.
The register will be published once a month (from May 2015). This will allow competition organisers to check credentials prior to inviting a referee to a competition.
Competition organisers need to be aware that any referee (whether qualified or not) should be a member of British Fencing. If the referee is not a member of British Fencing in the event of an incident, the competition may not be covered by British Fencing insurance policy. Social membership is sufficient.
By being on the register a referee has agreed to the British Fencing Code of Conduct for Referees and where necessary (i.e. where selected to referee for the international youth squads) have up to date appropriate DBS and safeguarding certificates.
REGISTERED REFEREES AS OF July 2017