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June 09, 2024

Senior Winton Cup 2024 Selection

by Marc Burkhalter

Welsh Fencing are pleased to announce the following team selections for the Senior Winton Cup being held in a new venue this year.

The event will take place at The Billesley Indoor Tennis Centre, Wheelers Lane, Birmingham B13 0ST, over the weekend of 6th/7th July. Good luck to the team!

May 29, 2024

Cardiff Veterans Open 2024

by Michael Clemitson

25/26th May saw the Cardiff Vets Open event, held at the Cardiff Academy of Fencing.

For a review of this event by Whitchurch fencing, follow the link: https://www.whitchurchfencing.co.uk/Cardiff%20Veterans%20Open_2024.htm

The full results can be found here: https://results.cymru/results/cardiffvets2024/

April 18, 2024

Welsh Fencing at Hay

by Mike Evans-Jones

Welsh Fencing is proud to be supporting the Hay-on-Wye Festival (https://www.hayfestival.com/hay-on-wye/home) this May, as we offer taster and information sessions to members of the public as part of Hay’s Olympic Day on Wednesday 29th May (https://www.hayfestival.com/hay-on-wye/sports-day).

February 23, 2024

Well Done, Sameer!

by Matt Russell

Congratulations to Sameer Sunder-Rajan for securing individual silver at the 2024 European Cadet Championships.

Ending a brilliant 2024 season ranked European No.1, Sameer has also won 2 EFC Cadet events in Novi Sad and Klagenfurt en route to the Euros.

BF event report: https://www.britishfencing.com/naples-2024-gbr-win-three-medals-at-european-championships/

Gold in Klagenfurt: https://www.britishfencing.com/efc-cadet-klagenfurt-2/

Gold in Serbia: https://www.britishfencing.com/sunder-rajan-gold-serbia-efc-cadet-epee/

Well done, Sameer!

February 23, 2024

O’Sullivan Cup 2024

by Michael Clemitson

It was the 35th outing for the O'Sullivan Cup, and with 17 entrants (including 3 from Jersey), there was loads of action and an exciting fence-off for second place.

Results:

Winner : Maxwell Rowe-Haynes (Celtic Sword)
Second : Nikolas Antoniou (Cardiff University)
Third : Adrian Stoneman (Cardiff)

 

Full report - whitchurchfencing.co.uk/sullivan  

February 20, 2024

BF Training Courses

by Tania Craig

British Fencing offer a full range of training courses to support fencing community, coving the following areas:

  • Team Manager Courses
  • Coaching Courses
  • Welfare Courses
  • Refereeing Courses

All upcoming courses can be found here: https://www.britishfencing.com/upcoming-courses/

January 28, 2024

CADET & JUNIOR COMMONWEALTH FENCING CHAMPIONSHIPS: 12-19 JULY 2024

by Matt Russell

Congratulations to the following fencers that have been selected to represent Wales at the upcoming Cadet & Junior Commonwealth Fencing Championships (https://cjcfc24.co.nz/)

January 28, 2024

Veterans Home Nations 2024 Competition

by Matt Russell

Congratulations to the following fencers that have been selected to represent Wales at this event.

December 13, 2023

Whitchurch Club Championship competition - 5th December 2023

by Mark Ridsdale

Another busy evening for the club, as club members fought it out for the title of Club Champion.  The format was a Poule Unique, 5 hits, 3 minutes max per bout, and competition-style scoring against 'Total Victories', tied places being decided on Hits Scored minus Hits Received indicators.  

November 29, 2023

Cadet Winton 2023 Selection

by Elaine Corcoran

We are pleased to announce that the Cadet Winton event has returned to its traditional format of fencing over 2 days with an overnight stay for the fencers at Millfield School. It will take place over the weekend of 16/17 December, and Welsh Fencing have selected the following fencers for this event:

November 05, 2023

Cadet and Junior Commonwealth Championships 2024

by Matt Russell

Welsh Fencing are pleased to announce that we have been informed that the Cadet and Junior Commonwealth Fencing Championships will be going ahead in 2024 (https://cjcfc24.co.nz/)

The venue is Christchurch, New Zealand and the event will be held between Friday 12th July and Friday 19th July. It is likely that we will need to arrive in Christchurch on Wednesday 10th July at the latest to ensure we are there in time for weapons control.

August 30, 2023

Selection for Senior 5 Nations, 2023

by Matt Russell

Welsh Fencing are pleased to announce the following team selections for the Senior Five Nations event being held in Largs, Scotland, on 18th November, 2023.

August 06, 2023

Welsh Veterans National Championships 2023

by Mike Robinson

chrisdaviesThis year we are pleased to announce that the 2023 Welsh Veterans Championship is being held at Llantwit Major Leisure Centre. We are also pleased to announce that the event is being generously sponsored by Chris Davies Estate Agents.

Llantwit Major is a small town located on the coast in the Vale of Glamorgan, it boasts a small beach which is good for surfing. There is plenty of accommodation, food and drink in the surrounding area to suit all tastes and budgets. The leisure centre has a free carpark and has showers, changing facilities WiFi, Water refill station. Catering is limited and competitors are advised to bring their own food and drink, a small first aid kit and personal medication.

Details of any formal/casual social event will be released at a later date.

August 04, 2023

Notice of Selection Process for Senior 5 Nations, Largs, 18th November 2023

by Matt Russell

The invitation to the Senior 5 Nations competition has been received by Welsh Fencing. The event is taking place on Saturday 18th November.

Selection for this event falls under the recently updated selection policy, and this announcement will confirm the details of the process.

June 04, 2023

BVF Veteran Winton Cup Team 2023

by Matt Russell

The confirmed Welsh regional veterans teams for the BVF Veteran Winton Cup to be held on the weekend of 23rd and 24th September at Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Newport, Shropshire are:

May 28, 2023

Senior Winton Cup 2023 - Update

by Matt Russell

The board of Welsh Fencing would like to thank those fencers that sent in their expression of interest to represent the Welsh region in the upcoming Senior Winton Cup. The board very much appreciate your commitment and desire to fence at this event.

Unfortunately, we have only had enough responses to field 3 of the 6 teams required, and it is with regret that we are therefore not able to enter this year’s event.

The board looked at a range of options to try and fill the teams, but we understand that there were many other commitments that weekend for fencers across Wales which has led to the unavailability of many of our fencers. To enter only half a team does not align with the character and values of the Winton Cup.

We hope that this is a unique set of circumstances in 2023, and we will endeavour to send full teams to compete for this Cup in future years.

March 16, 2023

David Mort

by Matt Russell

We have learned with regret that David Mort, former fencer, and WF Honorary Life Member has passed away.  He had been unwell in recent months.    Older members may remember David as one of the founder members of the old ‘Excalibur’ club from the ‘60s, along with other notables such as Mike Lee & Fred Suller.   As WAFU Chairman 1970-80, David and his wife Yvonne were the instigators of the Welsh Open in 1971, or possibly earlier, and in recognition of his efforts, he was made an Honorary Member of WAFU in May 1999, and its Life President.

He will be sadly missed.

March 11, 2023

ADPC & BYC Qualifiers 2023

by Matt Russell

Sunday 5th March saw over 40 fencers join our ADPC (Athlete Development Programme Cymru) training and BYC Qualifiers Day.

Welsh Fencing would like to thank all the fencers and parents that made the journey to this event, some from far-flung parts of the country.

February 24, 2023

Para-Fencing Update

by Matt Russell

Welsh Fencing are pleased to announce 2 major updates regarding para-fencing in Wales.

We recently secured capital funding from Sport Wales to purchase 2 wheelchair fencing frames and several wheelchairs suitable for fencing.

 One of the significant barriers for disabled people to participate in sports and physical activity is the additional equipment needed and its higher cost than equivalent equipment for non-disabled participants. Welsh Fencing is working to reduce that barrier by loaning these frames to strategically placed clubs, initially in Cardiff & Wrexham, enabling more opportunities for wheelchair users across Wales.

February 16, 2023

Cadet Championships 2023

by Matt Russell

Welsh Fencing held their second Cadet Championships on 11th February. It was encouraging to see several new fencers competing, and the commitment shown by some by travelling a long way to come the event.

There was a high standard of fencing on show, and many congratulations to all fencers, and particularly the medallists as follows:

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