Whether you're a recent recruit to the sport or a seasoned fencer; Welsh Veteran Fencing Association is delighted to welcome you to our growing ranks.
We are sure that you will have a very positive experience fencing for the Welsh Veterans in our annual Welsh Veterans Championships; competing for one of the places on the Welsh Veteran Regional or National Veteran Teams. Enjoying the banter between the regions during the exhausting, but exhilarating, two day regional annual Veterans Winton Cup event. Competing in the hard fought, but none-the-less friendly rivalry against the Scots, Irish and English Teams at the Annual Veterans Home Nations. Competing for Wales at the Celtic Challenge, as an individual and part of the team, which takes place every two years and at the Veterans Commonwealth Fencing Championships, as an individual and gaining a place in the team event, which also take place every two years. Many of our Welsh Veterans represent GBR at the World and European Fencing championships and are serious competitors on the Senior fencing circuit.
Fun, Friendship and Fencing, what more could you ask for.
We hope to welcome you into the growing ranks of the Welsh Veterans Fencing Association.
Further details on these competitions can be found on the Competitions page.
Please go to the Membership page where you can download a membership application form and standing order mandate.
Although WVFA membership runs from 1st January to 31st December, you are able to join at any time.
NB: You must also be a member of British Veterans Fencing in order to be eligible for the Winton, BVA Championships, BVA age groups, European and World Championships as well as the Veterans Commonwealth competitions .
Will any Welsh Veteran fencer who is anticipating attending the Veteran Fencing Commonwealth, Canberra, Australia, 23rd-28th Novemeber, please contact me via the "Contact us" widget ( or my personal email) with Full Name, BFA number, Weapon category by 20th May as we have to give expected numbers to Welsh Fencing, as they have to register Veterans fencers on this occasion.
N.B. As agreed at the AGM WVFA will be subsidising the cost to WVFA members, cost TBA.
WVFA will be complying with the new GDPR regulationsthat commence in May 2018.
We will be informing our members in due course of the implications of this legislation.
Margaret Myers,Grand Veterans Foil team, Silver
Carl Morris, Grand Veterans Sabre team, Bronze.
Howard West, Grand Veterans Epee team, Bronze.
A special mention to Gillian Aghajan, acting as GBR Team Manager.
Welsh Fencing have decided upon the new Welsh patch to replace the existing Welsh Stripes.
The design was submitted by Gethin Ap-Philip, Lampeter Club.
The new patch is now available to purchase from Leon Paul.
Congratulations to the England team on retaining the "Justin Smith Trophy" for the 12th consecutive year.
The final placings for the 12th Veteran Home Nations:
Thankyou to all the Welsh veterans who turned out for this event; to our newcomers who gave it their all against very strong teams from England, Scotland and Ireland.
In a nail biting first match against the England mens epee team, in the third and final period with the score at 44-44 at time, England having priority, Nick Lee and Chris Howser fencing for the final point in the reamining 5 seconds Chris fleched at Nick scoring the final hit, giving England the win. With the Ebgland mens team taking 3 victories giving them them the team gold, with the Welsh mens epee team taking the Silver.
The WVFA championships 2018 will be hosted by Celtic Sword in Swansea.
Details as to venue,date, event format, hotel accomodation, AGM meeting, meal etc will be posted as soon as details are finalised.
The date for the championship has been moved back to accomodate any Welsh Veterans who will be representing the Veterans GBR squad at the 2018 Veteran World Championships.
Would the holders of the respective weapon trophies, Master and Champion at arms, Spirit of the Veterans and the best placed novice/intermediate awards please ensure that they are returned at the event. If not attending please make arrangements to forward them.
P.S. Remember to get them engraved with your names and the year.
Congratulations to the brave souls who braved the "Beast from the East!" to compete at the BVF Age groups event at the Leon Paul Center in London.
ME Cat 3: Rob Brooks 5th
ME Cat 4: Howard West 1st, Robin Davenport 3rd, Rob Phelps 8th
MS Cat 2: Rob Penton 1st Cat 2, Neil Bowd 11th.
MS Cat 3: Carl Morris 3rd
WF Cat 2: Marion Thomas 5th
WF Cat 4: Margaret Myers 3rd
WE Cat 1: Catherine Bowd 7th
WE Cat 4: Margaret Myers 3rd, Pat Shepherd-Foster 8th
WS Cat 4:Margaret Myers 3rd, Pat Shepherd-Foster 5th
We wish the following the best of luck as they have qualified for the Individual event at the Veteran World Championship in October 2018. Team TBC.
Rob Penton, Howard West, Robin Davenport, Carl Morris, Margaret Myers.
Important Notice regarding First Aid and Welfare at Competitions.
Please note that First Aid be available at all competitions and the nominated First Aider be easily recognisable.
All injuries should be reported to the British Fencing Medical Officer: Clare Halsted.
A welfare officer should also be identified at the competition and any incidences that involve welfare issues be reported in the first instance to the Welsh Fencing Regional Welfare Officer: Jayne Clays and als to the British Fencing Welfare Officer: Liz Benkhe.