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ADP News

January 28, 2023

U20 ADP & BYC Qualifiers

by Matt Russell

Welsh Fencing are pleased to announce that on Sunday March 5th we will be running an Athlete Development Programme (ADP) training day combined with the British Youth Championships (BYC) Qualifiers. The events have been combined to minimise costs for travel and weekends away.

We would encourage all fencers wishing to engage in more competitive fencing to attend the day and compete in the qualifiers to enable you to go to the BYC’s.

The ADP is a Welsh Fencing programme to further develop and support our fencers. More information is available on ADP (fencing.cymru). We are intending to run a brief session with parents and fencers to introduce the programme and answer any questions.

December 17, 2022

Proposed System

by ADP Cymru Team

The sections below show the proposed structure of the programme for each age group.

December 17, 2022

ADP Cymru - FAQ

by ADP Cymru Team

Welsh fencing is pleased to announce the introduction of the ADP Cymru programme. 

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.

We want fencing to sit as proud and significant part of the national sporting landscape and become an avenue through which any person in Wales can become a World-class athlete and individual.

December 17, 2022

Delivering Performance

by ADP Cymru Team

Programme Structure and Content


The programme will encompass all athletes and at times will be divided into separate age groups. While many sessions will be delivered in tandem there will be specialised content delivered to each age group. We will be looking for our more experienced athletes to display leadership and mentorship skills in the programme, and provide our younger athletes with aspirational training partners.

December 17, 2022

We Are Wales

by ADP Cymru Team

yddraigThe “We Are Wales” mantra reflects the over arching theory that underpins everything we do, and allies with our key national identifiers - a proud, passionate, welcoming, innovative and inclusive nation.

Our athlete values are based around the Dragon and we want our fencers to become Y Ddraig when they represent our nation.

August 16, 2022

ADP Coaches

by Mark Ridsdale

he Board wishes to clearly identify the Welsh Fencing ADP coaches as

  • Fran Whalley,
  • Peter Russell,
  • Dan Robinson
  • John Rees,
  • Mike Evans-Jones

The above will also be clearly identified at future ADP sessions, their names will be displayed with contact details on a board within the fencing salle.

The above ADP coaches also act as ‘recommenders for selection’ i.e. they will recommend named fencers for potential selection. Final selection will be made by the Board excluding those Board members who are also ADP coaches.

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