Did you know that fencing suits are white, because in earlier times, touching was recorded with a piece of cotton at the tip of the weapon dripped in ink! IAPS Fencers are following in the footsteps of President Theodor Roosevelt and Winston Churchill who are both former fencers. Fencing has been included in every Olympic game since 1898.
FOIL - U9, U11 + U14.
Epee - U11 + U14.
Sabre - U11 + U14.
Date of birth
The age of the competitors is taken from the 1 September 2018.
All fencers must have full kit including plastron, long white socks and breeches.
Size 3 or smaller (Foil U14/11) (Size 0 U9) Size 2 Epee/Sabre.
All fencers will be seeded and compete accordingly.
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Condition of entry
As a condition of entry, all schools who enter IAPS Fencing Championships must be affiliated to British Fencing as a club.
This condition of entry is to ensure we are working towards achieving the highest possible safeguarding standards at our event.
Club membership allows British Fencing to ensure that all fencing coaches within your school are registered with the NGB and have undergone the necessary checks and training.
You will be asked to provide your clubs membership number on the entry form and this will be checked with British Fencing.
If your school is not yet registered as a club, please click here to join.
All competitors must attend an IAPS School.
Children may only play in one age group throughout the competition.
Only a member of school staff, with a school email address, can enter IAPS sports events.
Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.
Rules and regulations
British Fencing rules
All IAPS Fencing championships are conducted under the British Fencing rules, including their ruling on gender splits within tournaments.
Please read the rules and regulations in full before entering the event.
Schools must complete their competitors details as soon as possible after booking onto the event.
The link to submit your competitors details is in your confirmation email, sent to you immediately after booking online.
If you do not receive the confirmation email for any reason, you can log into your account via iaps.uk and re-send yourself the email.
We will always email and tweet any urgent information to schools regarding our events e.g. cancellations due to weather.
We will use this noticeboard to post the same information.
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