Welsh Fencing

Proposed New Welsh Patch

Over the last few days, we have been running a poll over the proposed design of a new patch.  It has generated a lot of comment, both through email and through social media in general. 

It's clear that we didn't get this right, so we have 'pulled' the poll and are proposing an alternative approach to ensure we get a broader input from the Membership, both in terms of design and in selection.

Our intention is to offer you all the opportunity to submit your thoughts over a proposed design, whether that is to retain the existing design, to use a traditional design, or to use a more modern style.  You are also invited to submit your own designs.  Please submit those designs and ideas to me by 21st December, 2017.

Clearly, there will be more designs than we can reasonably submit for public selection.  We therefore propose to establish an independent selection panel, who will be charged with reducing down all those ideas submitted to a more manageable number for public selection.  That selection panel needs to be representative of all members of Welsh Fencing. The Board will have the final decision over who is on that Selection Panel, but only to ensure it is fully representative.  The Selection Panel will have the final decision on the designs to be submitted to the Membership.  If you are interested in being involved in that selection panel, please let me know, again by 21st December.

Mark Ridsdale



The full results of the Welsh National Team Championships 2017 are ...

Men's Foil

PlaceTeam NameFencers
1 Russell Swords Ethan Ridsdale, Euan Deamer, Lee Man Kit, Rhodri Gibbon
2 Gwent Sword A Celyn Lewis, James Wood-Fisher, Hugh Kocan
3 Team Swansea Kel Brundle, Gee James, Etienne Boileau
4 Gwent Sword B Richard Thomas, Mark Casey, Naoise Williams
5 Gwent Sword D Calum Charlesworth, Ian Charlesworth, Ian Macklin, David Lloyd
6 Gwent Sword C Mike Bridge, Justin Pocknell, Mike Kocan


Women's Foil

PlaceTeam NameFencers
1 Gwent Sword Abi Difford, Catherine Fisher, Lily Davies
2 Russell Swords Heulwen Hill, Non Humphries, Lizzie Nicholson


Mixed Sabre

PlaceTeam NameFencers
1 Team Universe David Terrar, Sam Westwell, Megan Ware
2 Russell Sword Red Thomas Martin, Alex Clement, Erin Corcoran
3 Russell Swords Black Gregory Lloyd, Xuan Lim, Ethan Evans, Cushla Gray