Welsh Fencing

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


Please find below a full list of all fencing clubs affiliated to Welsh Fencing:

South East Wales

Bridgend Fencing Club

Club Sessions : Saturday 10 - 12 Am
Location : Bryntirion Scout Hut, Llangewydd Road, Bridgend, CF31 4JU
Contact Name : Alistair Brook
Tel : 07747 772036
Email : bridgendsabreclub@yahoo.co.uk
Website : myweb.tiscali.co.uk/speculator/index.html

Cardiff Fencing Club

Club Sessions : Wednesday 8.00 - 10.00 Pm
Location : Welsh Institute For Sport, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW
Contact Name : Peter Stewart
Tel : 02920 371844
Email : peter.stewart17@btinternet.com
Website : www.cardifffencing.org

Cardiff - Russell Swords Fencing Club

Club Sessions : Monday Youth Sabre for competitors 18:00 - 19:30, Senior Sabre for competitors 19:30 - 21:30. Tuesday Youth Foil for all levels 18:00 - 19:30, Senior Foil for competitors 19:30 - 21:30. Thursday Youth mixed weapon for all levels 18:00 - 19:30, Senior mixed weapon for all levels 19:30 - 21:30. Friday Youth Sabre for all levels and Youth Foil for competitors 18:00 - 19:30
Location : Cardiff Academy of Fencing, Ocean Park, Ocean Way, Cardiff CF24 5HF
Contact Name : Peter Russell or Fran Russell
Tel : 07598 324 978
Email : info@russellswords.com
Website : www.russellswords.com /www.cardifffencing.academy

Cardiff - Whitchurch Fencing Club

Club Sessions : Tues 8.30 - 10.30pm
Location : Rhiwbina Memorial Hall, Lon Ucha, Rhiwbina, Cardiff, CF14 6HL
Contact Name : Michael Clemitson
Tel : 029 2075 1155
Email : enquiries@whitchurchfencing.co.uk
Website : www.whitchurchfencing.co.uk/

Cardiff University Fencing Club

Club Sessions : Mon 17.30-19.30 & Fri 19:30-21:30
Location : Talybont Sports Centre, Bevan Place, Cardiff, CF14 3UX
Email : fencing@cardiff.ac.uk
Website : www.cardiffunifencing.co.uk

Fairfield School

Club Sessions :
Location : Fairfield School
Contact Name : Lyn Robinson
Tel : 01446 410044
Email : lynrobinson26@yahoo.co.uk

Hensol - Vale Fencing Club

Club Sessions : Sat. 9.30-11.00
Location : Vale Health And Racquets Club, Hensol Park, Hensol, Vale Of Glam, CF61 2SN
Contact Name : David Rees
Tel : 01443 224525
Email : davidaprees@sky.com

Monmouth - Team Melia Cymru

Location : HMSG ( Monmouth Girls School)
Contact Name : Lynne Melia
Tel : 07802 400116
Email : coach@teammelia.org.uk
Website : http://www.teammelia.org.uk/
Club Sessions : Thursdays:6.30-8 ,  Saturdays: 12-3.

Newport, Chepstow - Gwent Sword Fencing Club

Club Sessions : Mon 7.30 Newport & Fri 6.30 Chepstow
- Rougemont School, Malpas, Newport; Mondays 7pm-9pm.
- Chepstow Leisure Centre, Welsh Street, Chepstow; Fridays 6.30pm-8.30pm
Contact Name : Carl Difford
Tel : 01633 855751
Email : diffords@virginmedia.com
Website : www.gwentswordclub.co.uk

Welsh Veterans Fencing Association

Chairman : Lyn Robinson (lynrobinson26@yahoo.co.uk)
Vice-Chairman: Kel Brundle
Secretary: Mike Robinson
Treasurer: James Selby
Website : www.welsh-veterans-fencing-association.co.uk/