Founded in mid 2004, we exist to promote the Olympic sport of Fencing as a social activity and pursuit for young people throughout Scotland.



Entry is now open for the next YDS in Edinburgh on the 5th/6th November!  Format is going to be the same as YDS1, please enter as soon as you can so we can plan and make sure the weekend runs as much as possible.  The entry list will most likely not be updated between Sunday 16th October and Saturday 22nd October due to holidays, if you enter during this time then please watch out for your fencers name appearing on Sunday 23rd October when a bulk update will be done. 


Round 2 venue has been confirmed - St Thomas Aquin's HS in Edinburgh


Check in times are now published for the YDS in Dunfermline - please check when your 15 check in slot is.


Entry is now open for the 1st YDS of the season, http://www.f4sf.org/forms/yds-entry please note the days for Boys Foil and Boys Epee have changed - Early bird entry available until Friday 23rd September.

Saturday 1st October - Girls Foil, Boys Foil and Boys Sabre

Sunday 2nd October - Girls Epee, Boys Epee and Girls Sabre


Dates and some locations have been set for next season:

YDS1 - October 1st/2nd 2016 - Dunfermline High School
YDS2- November 5th/6th 2016 - Venue tbc
YDS3 - January 21st/22nd 2017 - High School of Dundee (Maybury Sports Centre)
YDS4 - April 22nd/23rd 2017 - Venue tbc
Tri-Weapon Cup - February 25th 2017


Date and Location for YDS4 has been confirmed, the last competition in the series will be held at Dollar Academy, Dollar, FK14 7DT on the 23rd/24th April 2016.


Results for YDS3 can be found here http://foundationforscottishfencing.org/YDS/YDS3.html


British Fencing memberships can no longer be renewed or applied for at YDS competitions. Please ensure you have proof of current membership available for check-in.


At the request of Scottish Fencing we have changed the age groups to odd ages in order for Scottish Fencing to use the results for rankings. However this means we are unable to run a YDS competition for over 17s 

YDS 15-16 dates

YDS1 - 7th/8th November St Thomas of Aquins Edinburgh

YDS2 - 5th/6th December - Dunfermline High School

YDS3 - 27th/28th February  - Mayfield Sports Centre Dundee

YDS4 - 23rd/24th April (provisional)

Tri-Weapon Cup 26th September 2015 Dunfermline High school


Thanks to everyone who attended the AGM. The minutes are in a document linked to the bottom of this page.

AGM - Sunday 19th April (just before the girls sabre) Dunfermline High School. Please come along and support us. We will be discussing the future of the YDS and our achievments during the past year. If you feel strongly that the YDS should continue then please consider volunteering help and / or joining the committee. The committe meets only about 7 times a year. Not all committee members have a "job" and not all help with the YDS.
The Foundation for Scottish Fencing is supporting the British Fencing Rewards Scheme initiative to measure and support the growth of Fencing. You can help too by signing up for the scheme at http://www.lollyrewards.com/britishfencing
More details about the rewards scheme can be found here: https://assets.lollyrewards.com/britishfencing/BritishFencingRewardPoint... and here: http://britishfencing.com/news/latest-news/?n=1283
British Fencing will issuing rewards points to anyone (competitors, referees, armourers and other volunteers) who joins the rewards scheme and sign into this competition
If you currently referee at the YDS or other F4SF competitions or are prepared to make a commitment to do so in the future, the Foundation is willing to subsidise your participation in the referee course being run by Scottish Fencing by paying half the fee. Sign up here http://scottish-fencing.com/development/2015/02/06/refereeing-course. Half the fee will be refunded on the day if you promise to referee for us in the next year.
Happy New Year
YDS 3 Hutchesons' Grammar Glasgow - online entry and entry forms now available.
We now require fencers completing against size 5 sabre to wear 800N gloves
dates for the YDS
We are only doing 4 YDS competitions next season we hope to have them on the following dates
YDS 1 September 13/14th - High School of Dundee
YDS 2 December 6/7th Broughton High School Edinburgh
YDS 3 February 7/8th  Hutchesons' Grammar Glasgow
YDS 4 April 18/19th - Dunfermline High School


Entry forms and online entry are now available for YDS Round 1 in Dundee
Can you please also read our YDS information sheet if you are entering
Due to an increase in hall hire charges we have been forced to increase entry fee.



We are planning a new competition, just for fun, a senior 3 weapon teams  event. 24th August in Dunfermline. Put a team together each fencing a different weapon or if you enter individually we will put you in teams.


We wish to welcome Stephen Barratt onto the committee. He has volunteered to be Grants and Funding Manager. We are delighted to have found someone who is not affiliated to any fencing club or organisation to step into this role as it reinforces our committment to fairness and neutrality.


We would like to thank everyone who took the time to attend the AGM. Minutes are available at the bottom of the page.


AGM Saturday 8th March at the YDS in Mayfield Sports Centre (High School of Dundee)

Election of committee members

Discussion about the future structure of the Youth Development Series

Please come along


YDS 4 Dundee - we have been forced to introduce a late fee please YDS Dundee page and entry form


We are very pleased to announce that we are once again in a position to award funding.

Guidlines and an application can be download from the contact page.


13/14 The YDS is changing

This season we are planning to alter the age groups to have

  • Under 10
  • Under 12
  • Under 14
  • Under 17
  • Under 20


F4SF AGM 19th April 15 minutes.pdf181.11 KB
Foundation for Scottish Fencing consitution.pdf214.76 KB
F4SF - AGM Chairperson_s report 19 April 2015.pdf334.32 KB