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May 12, 2021

Return to Fencing Roadmap

by Matthew Russell

The following roadmap indicates how the Welsh Government advice can be interpreted to permit the return to fencing.

Please note:

  • This is subject to the Welsh Government guidelines and may change
  • Any activities must be fully risk assessed and the risk assessment sent to Welsh Fencing prior to any new activities commencing
  • At all stages, an opt-in system for activities requiring a less than 2m distance should be in place. Fencers or coaches should not be placed under any pressure or obligation to perform any activity less than 2m apart.

Update - 12 May

  • From 26 April 2021: Organised outdoor activities for adults (limited to 30 people) are permitted.
  • From 17 May 2021: The limit on organised outdoor activities will increase to 50 people, subject to confirmation, if conditions allow.
  • From 3 May 2021: Organised indoor activities for the development or well-being of children aged under 18 on 31 August 2020 are permitted. Organised indoor activities for up to 15 adults (including group exercise classes) are permitted.
  • From 17 May 2021: The limit on organised indoor activities will increase to 30 people, subject to confirmation, if conditions allow.
January 22, 2020

Challenge Wratislavia Welsh Team 2020

by Mark Ridsdale

Please find below the Wales Team selected for Challenge Wratislavia 2020

The official website can be found here: http://www.challengewratislavia.pl/en/

April 13, 2021

Return To Outdoor Activities

by Matthew Russell

Following further discussions with Sport Wales, we can confirm a small change to the 2m rule that will make a significant difference in the fencing activities that can take place.

Up to now, the guidance that the board has had is that the 2m rule is to be rigidly enforced at all times. This has meant that traditional lessons, partnering and sparring have not been permitted.  There has been a change in emphasis which now indicates that the 2m distance can be temporarily impinged upon if it is due to a sporting action, as long as it is for the shortest duration possible, and at all other times, the 2m rule is enforced.

Given that the Wales-wide restrictions for travel and outdoor sporting activities have just been lifted, this provides clubs the opportunity to return to fencing in a more meaningful way than was possible last year.

November 29, 2020

Cadet Winton 2017 - Wales Team

by Carl Difford

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.

March 15, 2021

Domain Name Change

by Mark Ridsdale

Over the next few weeks, we will be moving to a new domain - fencing.cymru - so to get to our website, you should use this new domain name:  https://fencing.cymru

For the last few years, we have hosted our website on a shared hosting provider.  We have not been satisfied with the performance, as we are impacted by the other websites sharing the same server.  As we approach the end of that contract, we have established a new domain, and have moved to use AWS Lightsail.  This gives us our own Virtual Private Server, which we have more control over, and which we expect to perform much better.

November 29, 2020

Cadet Winton 2018 - Wales Team

by Carl Difford

Please find below the Wales Team selected for the Cadet Winton Cup 2018, to be held in Millfield School on Saturday/Sunday 15th/16th December:

Welsh Team Officials: Carl Difford, Tania Craig

Coaches: Michael Evans-Jones, David Fielding

March 02, 2021

Review Of L1&2 Referee Assessment Process

by Mark Ridsdale

The Joint Home Country Associations have recently completed a review of the referee Levels 1 & 2 assessment process. The purpose of the review was to ensure that the process supported the end to end pathway for referee development and improved the alignment between Level 1 & 2 and the updated Level 3 &4 referee education programme rolled out last year (read more here: https://www.britishfencing.com/members/referees-zone/level_3_exam_process/).

November 29, 2020

Cadet Winton 2019 - Wales Team

by Carl Difford

Please find below the Wales Team selected for the Cadet Winton Cup 2019, to be held in Millfield School on Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th December.

Please note that this event clashes with Epee U17 BRC, and Sabre U23 Championships.  Please take this into account when advising of your availability.

Welsh Team Officials: Carl Difford, Elaine Corcoran

Coaches: David Fielding