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 2015 will be held over the weekend of 7/8 November, 2015. For full details, including entry forms, online entry and entry lists, please follow the link:
Please find below the Wales Team selected for the Senior Five Nations 2015, to be held in Belfast on Saturday 21st November:
Team Manager: Mark Ridsdale.
|Epee||James Taylor (Team Captain)
BFA have changed their IT supplier, and this will affect WF members when renewing online, as the appearance of the screens are markedly different to their earlier system.
Please allow extra time when renewing, until you are familiar with their new system. For full details of the new scheme, please follow the link : http://britishfencing.com/news/latest-news/?n=1425
As the Governing Body, we often have to contact Members of Welsh Fencing. Unfortunately, we regularly find that the membership details on the BFA membership database are incorrect and out-of-date. This particularly applies to email addresses and contact phone numbers, often when we are trying to contact fencers advising them of selection for representative teams.
Please could Club Secretaries and Members ensure that the data lodged with British Fencing is current and accurate. There is online access to the data; failing that, an email to BFA Head Office can ensure that this data is kept up-to-date.
Welsh Fencing is pleased to announce the creation of the Welsh Youth League. Francesca Whalley has agreed to co-ordinate the program and Russell Swords have volunteered to host/run the South Wales regional event at the Cardiff Academy of Fencing.
This is designed to create a ranking system similar to that used by England Fencing to encourage young fencers to compete more regularly and provide a more accurate assessment of their level/progress in pre-cadet age groups. The system will use existing events and new regional competitions to create a ranking for Welsh U15 fencers in all three weapons. By applying a NIF (or 'relative difficulty') to an event, we are able to translate positions into points, which means that we can create a league independent of age-groupings.
Ranking events will include:
Points from these events will be collated and, at the end of each season, (December) prizes/medals awarded to the top ranked fencers.
The rankings will also be a useful tool for selection of younger team members for the Cadet Winton and School Games. This could be referred to after the cadet rankings should there be fewer than 4 Welsh fencers on the cadet circuit.
All of Wales will be invited to both regional events (as we are of course one region). Categories will be U11, U13 and U15 to give those who only fence within Wales more of a mix of opponents rather than being in line with the Welsh Youth events and having the same fencers in each category.
For full details, see the new section of the website. Select 'Welsh Youth League' from the 'Competitions' menu option.
I would like to bring everyone's attention to a safety notice issued by BFA, related to non-compliance of the Clothing Rules. Please see the full notice here: http://britishfencing.com/news/latest-news/?n=1408