Welsh Fencing

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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


As you may be aware Welsh Fencing are sending an U15 team to the Challenge Wratislavia event, in Poland, for the first time in March next year.

As you can imagine this requires a small workforce of willing and capable volunteers to ensure the safety of our athletes, as well as the right support during the competition to ensure a successful and enjoyable experience for all.

We are also hoping to use this as a development opportunity for anyone interested in becoming part of the WF workforce.

We are looking for a Team Manager, a Lead Coach and Support Coach for each weapon. If you are interested in any of these positions please email secretary@welshfencing.org with the position you would like to apply for, and any past experience (as a fencer or coach/support staff) or qualifications/courses attended. If you have no experience, but would still like to be involved please don't hesitate to apply anyway.

Deadline for applicants is 1st November 2017. Successful applicants will be announced by the end of November.

We are also looking for a Logistics Manager and volunteers to help with/oversee the booking of flights/transport. If you are able to help please email secretary@welshfencing.org (applying for this does not mean you can not apply for any of the positions above).

Please note that all applicants must be aged 18 or over.