Trainees celebrate World Fencing Day at MA Stadium

JAMMU: Young and senior trainees of district coaching centre of MA Stadium today celebrated the World Fencing Day under the guidance of J&K State Sports Council (JKSSC) fencing coach, Rachna Jamwal.

Parents of young fencers also joined the celebrations and it was resolved to celebrate the day every year on second Saturday of each September (on the 9th this year).

A good number of coaches and senior players from other disciplines also joined the fencers in observing the day.

The International Fencing Federation (FIE) had announced ‘World Fencing Day' at its Executive Committee meeting and annual congress meeting, with the aim of promoting the values of fencing and various sports-related subjects.

On the second Saturday of each September (on the 9th this year), World Fencing Day will feature a specific theme promoting the value of fencing (e.g., youth involvement, respect, universality, etc.) or sport/societal subject (e.g. anti-doping, technology, etc.).

The FIE will have worked with national federations and zonal confederations to plan the event, which will be able to choose how they will promote the day and theme in their respective regions.


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