Organisers

MK Fencing Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

www.mkfencingacademy.com

Recognised as an official centre of excellence and the first of its kind in the Middle East, MKFA is the UAE’s premier fencing academy and true ambassador of the Olympic sport of Fencing for the whole region.

The academy has a strong community of athletes and supporters from over 20 nationalities, quality in-house training programs, hosts world-class fencing events, runs diverse after-school programmes and specialized youth camps. In addition, it has initiated educational projects for integration of the sport of fencing in school and university curricula.

MK Fencing Academy was nominated in the top 10 finalists at the most prestigious Sports Industry Awards in Asia SPIA Asia 2018 in the category of BEST SPORTS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR.

MKFA was also voted the Gold Winner in the category “Best Sport Youth Academy /Organization of the Year” on the UAE Sports Industry Awards SPIA, 2018 and won the runner up place in the category “Best Club/Academy in UAE” on the UAE Teen Sports and Fitness Awards, 2018.

Fencing Club Sofia, Bulgaria 

www.fencing-sofia.com

Since its inception in 2006, Fencing club Sofia has won a large number of prizes in Bulgarian championships as well as World and European championships for all ages, thus making the club one of the leading fencing centres in Bulgaria.

Some of the club’s significant achievements are: 3rd place in the European Cadet Championship 2007 and 6th place at the World Youth Championship 2009.

Fencing club Sofia organizes annually international sports camps as well as open bout practices for children that gather a huge number of fencers from all countries in the region.

One of the most popular children’s tournaments is Fencing Club Sofia’s “Chocolate” tournament which is held as part of the European Cup circuit for Children under 14.

Fencing Club “SOFIA” is without a doubt with long-standing traditions in the training of fencers of all ages and is rated one of the most successful clubs in Sofia and in Bulgaria. Anyone who wants to become a fencer, fencing champion, or simply practice fencing as a recreational sport is welcome. There are no age restrictions. Our motto is “We have fun and we’re winning!”


MK Fencing Academy Plovdiv, Bulgaria

www.mksportsacademy.com

MK Fencing Academy Plovdiv is the younger sister organisation of MK Fencing Academy Dubai. Recently established, it aims to promote further the sport of fencing in the region and hopes in the future to follow the successful path of its sister organisation.