Welsh Open 2017 Result

For a full set of results from the Welsh Open 2017, please follow the link.

Coaches Register Updates (Feb)

British Fencing publishes, periodically, a list of BFA Coaches together with their relevant weapon qualifications.

Welsh Events Calendar

Calendar of Welsh events, including Senior events, Youth events, Coaching workshops and Youth Development Session with online entry forms.

Thanks to all who attended the Senior 5 Nations this year.

The individual weapon results can be found here: Senior 5 Nations Results.

The overall consolidated results can be found here:Senior 5 Nations Overall Results

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.

Another fantastic weekend for the Welsh Team during this year's School Games at Loughborough University.

Rule changes meant a smaller contingent for this year's event, but each brought with them their determination to achieve and a bag load of team spirit.

This year’s Winton Cup was once again an intensive weekend of fencing with 11 teams fencing a poule unique, meaning 30 fights each for some of our fencers. The top end of the table was more hotly contested than I can remember for a long time, with very little to choose between the top six teams.

Cadet Nationals

There was Welsh success at the Cadet National Championships, where Ian Ren (Men's Sabre), Phoebe Dawe (Women's Foil) and Dylan Ballard (Men's Epee) all won Bronze medals.  Great results, well done!

Congratulations also to Stephanie Phennah (5th in Women's Sabre) and Erin Corcoran (7tth in Women's Sabre)

BF Awards

Later in the evening, Daniel Schoen was the winner of the BF Young Volunteer of the Year at the BF awards.  Well done to Daniel, also.

Junior Nationals

No medals this year, but L8 finishes for Owen Edwards (7th in Men's Epee) and Abigail Watkins (5th in Women's Epee).

Welsh Fencing are pleased to announce the publication of the Youth Development Strategy.  For full details, please follow the link: Youth Development Strategy

Well done to Celyn Lewis, nominated for the British Fencing Awards as Young Referee of the Year, and to Daniel Schoen & Henry Talbot, both nominated in the Young Volunteer of the Year category.

For full nominations, follow the link: http://britishfencing.com/uploads/files/2017_british_fencing_awards_-_list_of_finalists.pdf

 

Welsh Fencing are very pleased to announce the addition of another selection competition to our events.

We intend to select a team of fencers in all 6 Weapons for the Challenge Wratislavia to be held in Poland in March 2018.

We will be selecting a maximum of 7 fencers in total per weapon to fence in the U13 or U15 categories. Selection will be done at the beginning of December this year.

The full selection criteria can be found here: Challenge Wratislavia Selection