Child Protection Policy
Trafford Sword Club acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring that safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and British Fencing requirements.
The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. Trafford Sword Club aims to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socio-economic background all children
Have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport at Trafford Sword Club in a safe and child centered environment.
Are protected from abuse whilst participating in Fencing or outside of the activity whilst within the Club and its premises.
Trafford Sword Club acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.
As part of our safeguarding policy Trafford Sword Club will
Promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
Ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognize, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people
Ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise of disclose the concern
Ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored
Prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals
Ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.
The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Trafford Sword Club. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organization.
This policy will be reviewed every year prior to the Trafford Sword Club Annual General Meeting, or in the following circumstances;
Changes in legislation and/or government guidance
As required by British Fencing or Sport England.
As a result of any other significant change, event or Child Protection information received from regulated bodies.
Welfare officer Gillian Prideaux
0161 613 2325
Weekly subscriptions are:
These subscriptions cover venue hire and upkeep of equipment.
All equipment is free of charge.
Equipment purchase can be made through the Club at a later date
TSC is affiliated to British fencing you will be required to become a member of British fencing if you decide to join TSC. As you receive third party insurance it is highly recommended.
We run adult and junior beginners courses as required please contact us for details.
This courses run for Six or eight weeks and each session lasts for one and a half hours.
The junior beginners course starts at 7pm – juniors are accepted from the age of 8 yrs.
Trafford Sword Club welcomes everyone from 8yrs to 88yrs to their Fencing Salle – whether you are a beginner wishing to learn the sport or a fencer who wants to return after an absence (no matter how long).
Or perhaps you are a Fencer looking for a second club – or more/advanced coaching then look no further, T.S.C. is the club for you – give the club contact a ring , you are assured of a warm welcome.
All fencing equipment is provided by the club but you will need; basic sports wear,
track suit bottoms, T-shirt and training shoes.
We are based at the John Alker Club Flixton M41 6QY Meetings are held on Tuesday nights.
Trafford Sword Club teaches the Olympic sport of fencing to juniors aged 8 to 16 and adults over 16.
We also coach Fencers at all 3 weapons and any ability.
Contact us for our Adult and a Junior beginners courses. All equipment is provided you will need the usual sports attire and a cold drink.
Club contact Gill Prideaux: (0161) 613 2325
The club was formed in 1989 and is a member of the British Fencing Association, Which includes public liability insurance.
Individual membership, which includes personal insurance, is required when a fencer has been a member of Trafford sword club for 3 months.
All three weapons - Foil, Epee and Sabre are taught and coached at the club from beginner to international level and all coaches are trained by the British Fencing Association and/ or the British Academy of Fencing.
Trafford Sword Club’s Motto is:
"The Social Club with a Competitive Edge"
The club has an active social life; an infamous BBQ once a year, restaurant visits and other 'get togethers'. We also meet in the bar of the leisure centre for a drink and a chat every week after fencing. Within the fencing Salle we encourage a sense of sportsmanship combined with a competitive challenge for juniors and seniors alike.
The club is a mixture of social fencers (fencers who just enjoy the sport for its own sake) and competitive fencers, who compete at regional and national level.