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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


Do you think you may be interested in supporting Welsh Fencing by volunteering to help? We always need help, and offering to help may not be an complicated or as time-consuming as you may think.  You may not actually need to do anything!  In some cases, just being at an event is sufficient. 

The first step is to apply for your DBS.  There is no charge for this, and Welsh Fencing will support this process to make it as simple as possible.  For information on how to apply for your DBS, see this page: http://welshfencing.org/index.php/information/dbsregistration.  If you need any help, contact Michael (dbs@welshfencing.org).

You may want to go a step further, and consider being a Club Welfare Officer, or Team Manager.  BFA regularly run Welfare and Team Manager training (http://britishfencing.com/courses/).  In fact, BFA are scheduling welfare training at the BYCs.  You can book for these here: http://britishfencing.com/courses/upcoming-courses/.

If you have any questions, or need more information, please just drop me a line: mark.ridsdale@welshfencing.org.