Welsh Fencing

Articles related to the Governance of Welsh fencing, including AGM notices and reports, Executive Board appointments, and the Company Articles.


Company Limited by Guarantee

Welsh Fencing is a limited company (limited by guarantee). This type of limited company is commonly used for a club or an association. This will have limited liability - the liability of its members being limited to the amount each member undertakes to contribute to the assets of the company in the event of its being wound up, normally £1.

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Executive Commitee

Chairman Mark Ridsdale

43, Heol Miskin, Pontyclun
CF72 9AJ
Tel: 07530 226 532


Vice Chairman Allan Banks

6, Stella Close, Thornhill, Cardiff
CF4 9HB.
tel: 029 20 764196


Hon. Treasurer Caroline Wheeler


Hon. Secretary Fran Russell


Director Peter Russell




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Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Company will be at 10:30 am on Sunday 26th November, 2017, at the Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW (Bute Suite 1).

Accounts 2017

The Accounts to 31 March 2017 will be presented to the Members.  These have been approved by the Board and will be filed at Companies House by the date required under the terms of the Company Articles. They are attached, for your review.


The following roles are vacant:

  • Vice-Chairman (end of tenure of Allan Banks)
  • Director (resignation of Peter Stewart)
  • Director (newly allocated)

Nominations were therefore sought to undertake these THREE roles. The deadline for receipt of these was midnight 26th September, 2017.

I can advise that the following nominations were received:

  • Allan Banks - Vice-Chairman
  • Tania Craig - Director
  • Alun Boore - Director


Members were invited to submit motions for discussion at the Annual General Meeting. The deadline for receipt of these was midnight, 15th October, 2017.

No motions were received.

Agenda of the AGM

  1. Chair’s opening remarks
  2. Minutes of the last AGM
  3. Chairman's Report
  4. Adoption of the Company Accounts.
    There will be an opportunity to raise questions about the Company Accounts.
  5. Director further reports
  6. Election of the Directors
  7. Date, time and location of next AGM

Voting Rights

To be able to vote, you must be affiliated to Welsh fencing on the date of the AGM. You must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • you are a Starter, Recreational, or Compete Member and will be 18 or over on the date of the AGM;
  • you are a Life Member;

I can announce that Peter Stewart has tendered his resignation from the Executive Board, with immediate effect.

I would like to thank him for his many years of unstinting hard work on behalf of Fencing in Wales. 

Mark Ridsdale

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of Welsh Fencing Ltd was held on 27th November, 2016. 

Please see the documents below for Minutes, Motions, Accounts and Director Reports.

The planned date for the AGM for 2017 is November 26th, 2017.

I can report that Lyn Robinson has resigned from this role, with effect from from 27th November.

On behalf of the Board, I would like to say a big 'thank-you' for the effort that she has expended, and the work she has done.

Thank you, Lyn!

The 2015 Annual General Meeting of Welsh Fencing Ltd was held on 19th March, 2016. 

Please see the documents below for Minutes, Motions, Accounts and Director Reports.

The planned date for the AGM for 2016 is November 27th, 2016.

The Board would like to announce the appointment of Lyn Robinson to the role of Honorary Secretary.  

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Hilary for her extensive work over the last four years.  Time for a break, Hilary!

The Annual General Meeting of Welsh Fencing Ltd was held on Wednesday 10th December, 2014.

1. The Minutes of the 2013 AGM were accepted.

2. Mark Ridsdale was re-elected unopposed to the Board

2. The Accounts for the year to March 2014 were accepted.

Under the terms of the Articles of Welsh Fencing, the following Director was required to resign this year:

  • Director - Mark Ridsdale

Following a call for nominations, Mark was nominated to serve again. 

As no further nominations were received, I can report that Mark is elected for a further term in office.