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:
The planned date for the 2016 Annual General Meeting of Welsh Fencing Ltd is November 27th, 2016. As a reminder of the schedule of milestones associated with this, we republish below the schedule initially announced following the 2015 AGM.Read more
Welsh Fencing requires qualified Coach Educators (BFA/BAF) to staff two Coach Education Courses in North Wales (Gresford) and two in South Wales (Cardiff) in the period September - December, 2016, dates to be agreed and finalised.
The successful candidate/s will require the knowledge, experience and skills to deliver Welsh Fencing's Level One Award, British Fencing's Coach Awards Levels 2 - 4 and/or British Academy of Fencing's Level 2- 5 Awards.
The courses will be held on Sundays, 10:00 - 4:00. if they are successful, then further courses will follow. Welsh Fencing will be responsible for all venue bookings, advertising the courses, and any related administration.
If wishing to apply to deliver the above, then in the first instance please provide the following information:
Please supply this information to the Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org), by 5:00pm on Friday 5th August.
One of the biggest weekends on the fencing calendar, the Cadet and Junior British National Championships took place at Sports Dock, UEL Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July.
Inspired perhaps by the Wales football win the Friday night before, Welsh fencers took to the piste with a skip in their step and determination to achieve their best.
Ian Ren of Russell Swords was declared the first British Champion of the weekend in Cadet Men's Sabre. A huge achievement at the age of 15.
Congratulations to all the fencers who took part, and best of luck for the rest of the season!
For the full set of Welsh results, click here...
After a gap of a couple of years, Welsh Fencing ran an Introduction to Armoury course earlier this month, in order to give wannabe armourers the chance to learn the basics.
Students covered the theory of what happens when a hit is registered; how to test weapons for weight & gauge compliance; and what to look for when diagnosing faulty equipment. Practical exercises included using an ohmmeter, and testing body wires. In addition, the basics of rewiring an epee were also explained.
Students received a full set of notes, as well as accreditation as Apprentice Armourers in the Guild of Armourers. “I really enjoyed the course, which unravelled quite a few mysteries for me”, said one enthusiastic student afterwards.
The Board would like to add our thanks to Michael for running this course for us.
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 email@example.com