On behalf of the membership, the Board would like to thank Mark Ridsdale and Fran Whalley for their contribution to Welsh Fencing.
Both are standing down from their Director and Secretary roles respectively, with Mark also having previously undertaken the role of Chair.
During their tenures, they have both worked tirelessly to improve access to everything associated with fencing across the whole of Wales. Their passion, and focus on participants has improved support for coaches, referees, and fencers. They have also worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that Welsh Fencing is in the strong position that it is from a governance and finance point of view.
On a personal note, I would like to thank Mark for all the support and patience he has shown me in my first 2 years as Chair. His knowledge and wisdom has helped me enormously in understanding the role of Chair, and developing relationships with our stakeholders at Sport Wales and beyond.
Fran continually inspires a focus on our members. Fencers, coaches, referees, clubs etc are the lifeblood of our sport, and she ensured that this was always at the forefront of board discussions.
An Emergency First Aid at Work course has been organised for members.
This course is open to all members of Welsh Fencing that require either a revalidation of their first aid certificate or to obtain a first aid certificate to help complete their coaching or TM accreditation process.
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 17/18 December, and Welsh Fencing have selected the following fencers for this event:
WF are pleased to introduce the ADP Cymru - an Athlete Development Programme focussed on the needs of Welsh fencers. We want to create a fencing organisation that the people of Wales can be proud to represent, support and aspire to be part of; creating a group that exhibits the best standards of personal character but also excels in technical, physical and tactical competence. Follow the link for more details on this programme.
The primary function of the Commonwealth Fencing Federation is to encourage the development of Fencing within Commonwealth countries and territories. Membership is open to national governing bodies of fencing in Commonwealth countries and territories. One of the CFF's key roles is to arrange for the regular staging of Commonwealth Fencing Championships. Events are run at Senior, Cadet & Junior, and Veteran age groups.
teamo is a communications platform, used to support team selection and communication. The platform is app-based, and allows parents to register their children. It is fully GDPR-compliant and allows parents to see any comms and invitations directed to their children, and respond on their behalf. It reduces the need for emails, which are difficult to track, and often missed because they end up in Junk folders.
Are you eligible to fence for Wales? That's in here. As well as selection criteria across each of our age categories (Youth, Cadet, Junior, Senior and Veteran), and across each of the events types (Commonwealth, National and Regional).
We have worked with a local supplier, Olorun Sports, to design a bespoke set of kit that reflects the Welsh national colours of green and red. The aim is to give all members a clearer identity as Welsh fencers.
Everything related to Corporate Governance. Here you will find our Articles, which define how we manage the business. You will also find all the AGM minutes since incorporation, plus details of the upcoming AGM.
Anti-doping is an important part of all National Governing Body’s responsibility. British Fencing take a clear lead on many aspects, however, as the NGB here in Wales, there are some crucial actions that we ne need to take to ensure that all Welsh Fencers are aware of the responsibilities on them, and where information and support can be accessed.