Welcome to the Welsh Fencing website. This site is designed to provide all the information you need about Fencing in Wales.
The Welsh Open 2016 will be held over the weekend of 12/13 November, 2016. Full details, including entry forms, online entry and entry lists, are now available.
For full details, please follow the link:
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:
An ‘Introduction to Armoury’ course will be held on Saturday 2nd July, 10am-1pm, at the Welsh Institute of Sport, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. This will cover the basics of Foil & Epee assembly & repair, and enable fencers to keep their weapons in adjustment.
Those attending will be accredited as ‘Apprentice Armourers’ in the Guild of Armourers.
Cost £10, including coffee on arrival, and Accreditation fee.
Places on the course are strictly limited, so please contact the organiser as soon as possible to reserve your place on the course.
For further details please contact Michael Clemitson.
Please find below the Wales Regional Team selected for the Senior Winton 2016:
You will be aware that BFA are currently restructuring Coach Education delivery. The Board is therefore reviewing how coach training is delivered and accessed in Wales with a view to ensuring that it meets the needs of coaches in Wales, and is consistent with the broader BFA expectations.
As this policy is developed, it will also require the development of suitable processes to manage the new approach and monitor utilisation.
This will clearly take time, but progress will be continue to be communicated through the website.
BFA has launched a new membership scheme (http://britishfencing.com/membership/new_membership_scheme/), which introduces a new range of membership categories. This will have an impact on our youth fencing community as different categories of membership will have access to different types of event.
In order to provide a coherent pathway, the Board has decided the following categorisation of youth events in Wales will apply from the start of the 2016/2017 season:
We therefore invite coaches, clubs and fencers to respond to this by proposing ideas of how this new series of events could be structured, organised and run. Welsh Fencing will support this by provision of facilites and equipment at the Sport National Centre, Sophia Gardens, and by registering the events with BFA. Please ensure you review the definitions provided by BFA when you are developing these ideas, as BFA have outlined a clear set of characteristics of recreational events.
Please send your ideas direct to the Chairman, at firstname.lastname@example.org