Welcome to the Welsh Fencing website. This site is designed to provide all the information you need about Fencing in Wales.
British Fencing publishes once a month, in the first week of the month, a list of BFA Coaches together with their relevant weapon qualifications.
The list can be found here:
The Welsh Open 2014 will be held over the weekend of 8/9 November, 2014. For full details, including entry forms, online entry and entry lists, please follow the link:
George Hawksworth gets the verdict in a well attended and closely fought contest, with Emma Gordon coming first in the Women’s event.
For full results, follow the link: www.whitchurchfencing.co.uk/shield/Whitchurch_Shield_2014.htm
Welsh Fencing are pleased to announce that we are scheduling a Level 1-2 Referee course for Foil/Epee. The course will run on Sunday 23rd November, 10:00-4:00, with Foil assessment on Sunday 30th November (at the Welsh Youth Foil event), and Epee assessment on Sunday 18th January (at the Welsh Youth Epee event). Delegates will need to commit to both the theory day and the assessment day for their chosen weapon. Delegates can choose to qualify for either weapon, or both weapons.
There will be no charge for this course, but we would ask that all attendees commit to refereeing at least one future Welsh Fencing event (ideally at the British Youth Qualifiers in Feb/March 2015).
Spaces are strictly limited for this course, and places will be accepted on a first come/first served basis. Please email me to register your interest in attending this course, at [email protected].
The venue is WIS, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
A new online magazine has launched this month.
Its definitely worth a look, as it includes an article on the Welsh Fencers at the School Games in September:
Once again, individuals are invited to apply for a grant to support their fencing development.
SportsAid Cymru Wales, in partnership with Sport Wales, continues to be the prime source of funding for young talented sports people in the Principality. Their grants are funded in two ways, - by charitable funds raised in Wales, and from funds provided by our corporate partners, Lloyds TSB, ASDA, Jaguar, Variety Club, BrightHouse, OCS and others.
The criteria for submission are:
Individuals are invited to submit application in order to enable them to award grants, from both funding sources. The attached SportsAid Cymru Wales application form should be completed and submitted to Welsh Fencing. Forms can be submitted by email or via post, but in each case the closing date is Friday 7th November, 2014.
Electronic entries should be sent to: [email protected]
Postal entries should be sent to:
c/o 43 Heol Miskin
On submission to Welsh Fencing, the Forms will be reviewed and endorsed by the Executive before being forwarded to SportsAid Cymru. Incomplete forms will not be accepted; nor will forms sent direct to SportsAid Cymru. Please also note that meeting the criteria is not a guarantee of funding
The Board recently undertook a Competition Review, one of the outcomes of which was the decision to form a Competitions Sub-committee. This would be charged with the management and delivery of the Closed Competitons in Wales. I will lead the Sub-committee, and act as a link into the Board.
This article is a call for volunteers to be part of this Sub-committee.
Please find below the Wales Team selected for the Senior Commonwealth Championships, 2014: