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 .
Please cancel any standing order/direct debit payments to the old WVFA account as we are in the process of having a new account and cannot access the old account.
New standing order/direct debit mandates will be available online soon.
Welsh Fencing have organised the Closed Team Championships on Sunday 27th January 2019, WVFA would like to enter as many teams of 3 in all weapons as possible, an ideal opportunity for the teams likely to be selected to work together as a team before the Home Nations in April.
If interested please email the Chairman. who will enter teams. Welsh Veteran teams will be subsidised.
Ideal opportunity for those to fence together from clubs outside Wales who otherwise would not have been able to field teams, due to the Welsh criteria.
The 2019 Celtic Challenge is being hosted by Cornwall on the weekend of 27th - 28th July.
Details as to venue, schedule, cost, accomodation and gala dinner TBC.
WVFA members will be subsidised for this event.
The dates, schedule and venue for the 2019 Individual European Veteran Fencing Championships have been announced, please visit the European Championship Facebook page for more details.
Please note that Welsh fencers attending this event have to have GBR on kit and GBR patches not Welsh.
WVFA would like to thank Celtic Sword, Swansea, for hosting a successful championships at The Bay Campus, Swansea University and the dinner in the Mercure hotel.
With over 70 competitors across all weapon categories, genders and age groups it was one of the highest attended WVFA events.
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to our new friend from across the pond, Mr Alan Buchwald from Big Sur, California, competing in the Foil, wwe look forward to wewlcoming him at any future events.
Full results are available via www.fencingtimelive.com
Master of Arms: Neil Bowd, Celtic Sword. Marion Thomas, Cobham.
Bob Turner, "Spirit of the Veteran" Award: David William Thomas, Fighting Fit.
Ladies foil: Allyson Hazel, Celtic Sword,
Ladies Epee: Saskia Russell, Cardiff Fencing Club.
Men´s epee: Shaun Davies, Celtic Sword.
Men´s Foil: 1st: Ceri Richards (Gwent), 2nd: Kel Brundle (Swansea), 3rd:Nigel Betterton(Brighton & Hove), 3rd: Richard Thomas, (Gwent).
Men´s Epee: 1st: Nick Lee (Cardiff), 2nd: Jeff Conover (Mold) 3rd: Neale Thomas (Russell Swords), 3rd: Rupert Nute (Whitchurch) 3rd: Peter Davies (Mold)
Men´s Sabre: 1st Neil bowwd (Celtic Sword), 2nd: Carl Morris (Seacourt), 3rd: Ceri Thomas Streatham), 3rd: Richard Hughes-Thomas (Merlin Sword)
Ladies Foil: 1st: Marion Thomas (Cobham), 2nd: Clar King (Swindon), 3rd: Lyn Robinson (Cardiff), 3rd: Cath Bowd (Celtic Sword)
Ladies Epee: 1st: Marion Thomas (Cobham), 2nd: Clare King (swindon), 3rd: Cath Bowd (Celtic Sword), 3rd: Pam Fairweather (Cardiff)
Ladies Sabre: 1st: Emma Waller (Ridings), 2nd: Marion Thomas (Cobam), 3rd: Lyn Robinson (Cardiff), 3rd: Cath Bowd (Celtic Sword)
A bid to host the 2019 WVFA Championships was recieved at the AGM from Jeff Conover and Petere Davie, Mold.
Details on date, venue, schedule, dinner TBC.
The WVFA Committe 2018-2019 are:
Lyn Robinson : Chairman.
Eddie Cooper: Vice Chair
James Selby: Treasurer and Membership
Mike Robinson: Secretary
Saskia Russell: Welfare & Safeguarding
Patricia Shepherd-Foster: member
Gillian Agahajan: member
Selectors: Jeff Conover, Mark Robertson, Kel Brundle.
To contact the Chairman please use: email@example.com
Congratulations to the WVFA members who represented GBR in the Team and Individuals for the Worlds in Livorno, Italy, Oct 2018, acheiving the following results. Well done to all and TM, Gillian Aghajan.
MS Ind: Rob Penton Cat a: 45 and Carl Morris Cat b 11th, Both in Team event: 6th
ME Ind: Robin Davenport Cat c: 5th and Howard West Cat C: 9th. Team: 5th
WS ind: Pat Shepherd-Foster Cat C: 19th
WE Cat C 22nd & WF Cat C: 7th Ind: Margaret Myers