Committees

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BRITISH FENCING BOARD COMMITTEES

AUDIT GOVERNANCE & RISK COMMITTEE

 Outputs:

-  oversight on the Board’s behalf of the audit process, including necessary liaison with the CEO/executive and with auditors
-  monitoring BF’s governance including liaison with CEO/executive and partners on governance audits and advice on necessary actions
-  creating, managing and monitoring a Risk Register for BF on the Board’s behalf

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Committee description, roles and responsibilities

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

 Outputs:

-  advice to Board on Board Director and Committee Chair appointments
-  member appointments to BF Committees.
-  advice to Board on honours and awards.
-  managing recruitment processes on the Board's behalf
-  advising CEO and Board on BF resourcing as appropriate

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Committee description, roles and responsibilities

GROW GROUP

 Outputs:

-  to oversee the work of the Development Director and his/her team, on behalf of the BF and EF Boards.
-  to monitor, analyse and assess trends in fencing participation, both generally and in specific groups, to aid policy and programme reviews.
-  to advise both Boards on the BF/EF policies for developing participation.
-  to oversee relevant stakeholder relations.

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Committee description, roles and responsibilities

MARKETING GROUP

 Outputs:

-  advice the CEO and Board on marketing opportunities and issues.
-  to monitor and assess marketing trends and advise the CEO and Board on implications and lessons for BF strategy and operations.
-  to oversee BF's effective communications, including the website

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BRITISH FENCING STANDING COMMITTEES

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE (RELCOM OR IRC) 

Outputs

-  advise Board on international relations strategy;
-  under the CEO, to manage the UK Sport budget for international relations and coordinate resultant activities
-  put forward to Nominations Committee recommendations for international posts, having developed and maintained succession plans

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Terms of Reference - 8.2.17


REFEREEING COMMITTEE (REFCOM) 

Outputs: 

advice to BF Grow Director on workforce development, training, qualifications etc
-  advice to BF Grow Director on refereeing FAQs
-  decisions on referees for specific events and for FIE and other training and events
-  advice/assistance to Grow Director on referees’ handbook, communications, etc

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 RULES COMMITTEE (RULCOM) 

Outputs:  

handle all matters relating to the FIE Rules, on behalf of BF; including consulting on and putting forward proposals for improvement
-  manage rules translation, dissemination, interpretation

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SAFETY COMMITTEE (SAFCOM)

Outputs: 

-  advise Board on all aspects of safety, both routine and urgent;
-  monitor, review and as needed update the BF Safety guidelines and regulations, and promote them;
-  circulate advice and instructions to clubs, coaches,etc, via BF HQ (by agreement with Executive) and deal with all queries.

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HONOURS COMMITTEE

 Outputs:

- establish and manage a robust and transparent system for the annual nomination and recommendation of recipients of BF awards
- make recommendations for other fencing-based awards, both nationally and internationally, as requested
- ensure that good communications are in place to encourage a broad cross-section of nominations from the BF membership
- ensure that comprehensive and accurate records are kept, such that decisions are open to scrutiny and that records are sufficient to show    that decisions are impartial and consistent
- advise the Nominations Committee on recommendations for awards and the associated rationale and process
- forward to BF Head Office a copy of all BFHC meeting minutes, which should be signed by, or emailed from, the BFHC Chair

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Committee Terms of Reference

 

YOUTH PANEL

The Youth Panel will be made up of representatives from U23 GB athletes across all 3 weapons who will be tasked with making sure that British Fencing gets more input from its cadet and junior teams when making decisions about their support, resources and funding.

The inaugural meeting of the Youth Panel will be held in October and selected members will be announced following that meeting.

Youth Panel Terms of Reference

 

ARMOURY COMMITTEE

There is no Armoury Committee.  An external body, The Armourers' Guild, currently manages the Armoury. 

Contact is Peter Huggins for more details.


OPERATIONAL WORK GROUPS

INTERNATIONAL CADET MANAGEMENT GROUP (ICMG)

Following the announcement regarding the GB Junior International programme, the governance structure of the GB Cadet International Programme has changed.

The following activities will now be the responsibility of a new International Cadet Management Group (ICMG). Items marked with a * will be discussed and agreed with the Talent Pathway Manager.  Items marked + will be subject to additional approval by the Performance Director.
-       Cadet Calendar (including domestic selection tournaments) *
-       EFC Competition Nominations (EFC - European Fencing Confederation) *
-       EFC Competition Squad Selection Policies *
-       EFC Competition Squad Selection Process
-       GB Cadet Ranking - reviewing and monitoring
-       Appointment and support of non-travelling Squad Managers (SM)
-       Cadet European & World Championship Selection Policies* +
-       Cadet European & World Championship Selection Process*  +

The ICMG will report into the WCP Programme.

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