Welsh Fencing

Summary of Team Selection

The following table outlines the summary details of selection for the Wales team for the various Cadet, Junior and Senior events for which a national team is selected.

Further detail can be found in each of the specific Selection Articles in the menu below.

Event Date/Venue Support Team Selection Criteria
Senior Winton

Event: 8-9 July, 2017
Selection: 30 April, 2017
Venue: Nottingham

Jim Crawfurd

Mixed senior & developmental team

Selection entirely discretionary

School Games Event: tbc
Selection: April, 2017
Venue: Loughborough
Fran Russell
John Rees
Peter Russell

An U18 event, with selection criteria mandated by School Games

Senior 5 Nations

Event: 25 Nov, 2016
Selection: 31 July, 2017
Venue: Cardiff

Jim Crawfurd

Automatic selection for those achieving a Top 50 placing in the Senior Rankings on selection date, up to the maximum team size of 4

The Board can apply discretionary selection up to the maximum team size

Cadet Winton Event: Dec, 2017
Selection: 30 Oct, 2017
Venue: Millfield

tbc

Selection is as per the event criteria
Challenge Wratislavia Event: March, 2018
Selection: December, 2017
Venue: Poland
tbc

Team of 7 fencers per weapon, across all 6 weapons, covering U13 & U15 age groups. Preferred mix of 4xU15, plus 3xU13.

Selection via ranking on the Welsh Youth League, for fencers attending a minimum of 5 events outside of the Welsh regional events.  See the Selection Criteria for full details.

Senior Commonwealth Championships Date: November, 2018
Venue: Australia
Selection: 16th April, 2018; fencers to be notified by 23th April; appeals to be received by 7th May; final selection by 14th May
tbc

Automatic selection for those achieving a Top 30 placing in the ranking lists on selection date, provided they are in the Top 25% of the Ranking List (excluding those with no points), up to the maximum team size

The Board can apply discretionary selection up to the maximum team size where there are insufficient automatic selections.

Please note selections will be based on the latest available UK rankings at the selection date, and therefore results from the British Championships and other events that fall before 16th April but have not yet been included in the U.K. Rankings will NOT count towards rankings for selection purposes.

Team selection is based on results at the event.

The only grounds for appeal will be either a material inaccuracy in the rankings used for selection or the incorrect application of this stated selection policy. Fencers are responsible for reporting ranking inaccuracies to the specific weapon ranking co-ordinator.  Appeals will be decided by the Board, whose decision shall be final.

Cadet & Junior Commonwealth Championships Date: 2018
Selection: T-6months
tbc

Automatic selection for those:

- achieving a Top 20 placing in the ranking lists on selection date, provided they are in the Top 25% of the Ranking List (excluding those with no points); and/or

- selected to represent GBR in the 2017-18 season

up to the maximum team size

The Board can apply discretionary selection up to the maximum team size where there are insufficient automatic selections

Team selection is based on results at the event

Please note that the Board reserves the right to decide not to select/send a team for any event, regardless of fencers meeting the selection criteria.  Selection of all teams is the responsibility of the Board; they may, however, request input from weapon-specific coaches.

When applying discretionary selection, it is important to note that rankings are taken into account but are not the sole criteria.  For example, when selecting for the Senior 5 Nations, senior rankings will be considered as a guide, as will junior and cadet rankings for the younger fencers.  Other factors may also be taken into account. In particular the selection panel may compare all potential candidates on the basis of the following:

- The number and quality of competitions entered

- Past performance for Wales

- Results of Welsh Closed Championships

- Future potential

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
(mark.ridsdale@welshfencing.org)

 

Please find below the Wales Team selected for the Cadet Winton Cup 2017, to be held in Millfield School on Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th December:

Welsh Team Officials: Carl Difford, Sam Boyle, Elaine Corcoran, Rachel Wreyford.

 MenWomen
Foil Harri Hayes (Captain)
Oliver Howarth
James Kloss
Rhodri Gibbon
Phoebe Dawe (Captain)
Chloe Fielding
Seren Williams
Rhiannon Craig
Epee Dylan Ballard (Captain)
Edward Don
Rhys Williams
Morgan Fouracre-Evans
Louise Sadler (Captain)
Lulu Willett
Rebecca Wreyford
Dana Fielding
Sabre Ru Florence (Captain)
Max Brindle
Owen Swainson
Erin Corcoran (Captain)
Amy Westwell
Alex Clement
 

Please find below the confirmed Wales Team selected for the Senior Five Nations 2017, to be held in Cardiff on Saturday 25th November:

Please find below the Wales Regional Team selected for the Senior Winton 2017:

The Executive Board of Welsh Fencing are pleased to confirm the teams for the School Games 2017.

Please find below the Wales Team selected for the Cadet Winton Cup 2016, to be held in Millfield School on Saturday/Sunday 17th/18th December:

Team Manager: Carl Difford.

 MenWomen
Foil Daniel Clays
Jack Davies
Harri Hayes
Mathew Williams
Phoebe Dawe
Lily Davies
Chloe Fielding
Eleanor Regnart-Butler
Epee Dylan Ballard
George Morris
Rhys Williams
Alys Edwards
Louise Sadler
Abi Watkins
Rebecca Wreyford
Sabre Ru Florence
Tom Jackson
William Jolley
Ian Ren
Amy Chapman-Parsons
Alex Clement
Cushla Gray
Stephanie Phennah
 

Please find below the Wales Team selected for the Senior Five Nations 2016, to be held in Manchester on Saturday 5th November:

Please find below the Wales Regional Team selected for the Senior Winton 2016:

Please find below the Wales Team selected for the Cadet Winton Cup 2015, to be held in Millfield School on Saturday/Sunday 19th/20th December:

Team Manager: Lyn Robinson.