Wednesday, 19 April 2017

PaFF 20 - Sat, May 13th - Entries now open

Competition Time – 13th of May 2017 – 20th PaFF funLeague

*** Scotland’s most popular plastic sword-fencing competition ***

The 20th PaFF funLeague day will take place on Saturday, 13th of May, at Edinburgh Napier University's Sighthill Campus.

This competition is open to all young fencers in Primary schools across Scotland. It is especially suitable for fencers who have just started. The equipment is provided, but bring your own mask, if you prefer.

Meet fencers from other clubs and fence all day, with a final round against children of your own ability level. Each final division of 6 fencers fights for its own trophy and medals.
With experienced referees, a play area for younger brothers & sisters and for between rounds and bouts, and a tuck shop with snacks, coffee, and tea for parents.

Date: 13th May 2017, Check-in at 11am, Warm Up and Fencing from 11.30am to 4pm,
Award Ceremony at 4.30pm. Finish at 5pm.
Venue: Edinburgh Napier University's Sighthill Campus, in the [EN]Gage Centre for Sport and Fitness

Early Bird Price: £15 until 30th of April, then Full Price £17.50 (payment via PayPal/Card or Cash at check-in). Registration closes on Monday 8th of May, 6pm!
Places are limited, and the competitions sell out quickly, so please book your child's place early to avoid disappointment.

Book online:

What to expect: A lot of fencing and fun!
During the first two rounds the children fence in mixed levels across all participating schools and clubs. In the final round, the children are grouped together into League Divisions A, B, C, etc of very similar ability. There are no elimination rounds - everyone gets a full afternoon's fencing. Each final division of 6 fencers fights for its own trophy and medals with certificates for the following places.
The referees also award our largest trophy, the Bracewell Trophy for Form And Technique, with medals for the runners-up, and a gold medal for Sportsmanship.
We will be using our paperless scoring app, with an extra app for all the fencers and spectators to follow their scores as the action happens.

Simply go to on any web-browser and click on the link for ClubKnight Audience

Frequently asked questions:
What should we bring?
A long sleeved top and long trousers, which allow full movement of the leg & knee;
A warm top, for between fights;
Grippy indoor shoes that have heel-cushioning;
A water bottle, lunch and snacks – your child will need lots of food during their hours of
A camping chair! – The competition takes place in a sports hall without any seating for
spectators. Please bring your own camping chair or make yourself comfy on the floor.

“Isn’t it a bit early for my child to enter a competition?” Honestly, No.
Many of the children are equally early in their progress as a fencer. This competition
gives them four hours of fencing, against children roughly their age, and a chance to
compete in a final round against carefully-selected opponents.

Do we need to stay? If you can, please do stay to support your child. And a helping hand
is always welcomed by the organisers, as this competition is completely volunteer run.


The Early Bird discount price is currently available for anyone entering the 20th PaFF funLeague competition for plastic foil.

Simply go to on any web-browser and click on the link for ClubKnight Audience