SwordMark SuperClub Announcement!

Congratulations to Dunblane Fencing Club, who were recently rewarded with Scottish Fencing Swordmark “SuperClub” status!



Scottish Fencing is proud to announce that Dunblane Fencing Club has recently been awarded SuperClub status. Dunblane FC become only the third club – after Salle Holyrood, Edinburgh and Salle Ossian, Perth – to be awarded the highest level in Scottish Fencing’s Swordmark Club Accreditation programme.



Dunblane Fencing Club was formed in 2011 after previously being an after-school fencing club for pupils of Dunblane HS. The club has four coaches – Charity McArdle, Rob Blackburne, John Oates and Gregor McCallum, – allowing fencers there to use either Epee, Foil or Sabre. Charity – who is the Head Coach of the club – was keen to ensure that Dunblane FC was a values-driven organisation.

“We believe in challenge, community and endeavour, and ensure that these values guide us as a club.  This award reflects the effort and commitment of our coaching team, our committee, parents and young people. “

Dunblane Fencing Club has had support from F4SF, Scottish Fencing, the lottery and ClubSport Stirling and we now in a position to give back. We do this through outreach classes, taster sessions and working with local groups to introduce the sport throughout the region.  The club has over fifty members, many of whom compete regularly around the country and internationally.  Current and recent members have been selected to represent Scotland and GB at International level. 



At Scottish Fencing, we are delighted to work in partnership with Dunblane Fencing Club, and wish them all the best for their continued success!


If your club is aspirational and wishing to fulfil it’s potential, then Swordmark can help. For more information, contact Blair Cremin – Scottish Fencing Club Development Manager – at blair.cremin@scottishfencing.com.