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.
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 October to 30th September, 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, Home Nations, BVA Championships, BVA age groups, European and World Championships as well as the Veterans Commonwealth competitions . If your membership has lapsed please renew ASAP.
Celtic Challenge 2017: 29th & 30th July.
Wales are proud to announce that we are hosting the 2017 Celtic Challenge in Cardiff on the weekend of 29th and 30th July.
Details on the event are available on the Celtic Challenge website. Click the Celtic Challenge link.
As per our last AGM proposal and acceptance entry fees for Welsh fencers participating in this event will be subsidised by the WVFA. Please contact Lyn Robinson for details of the subsidy.
N.B. Entries close on 23rd June to enable us to contact the T-shirt suppliers and have final numbers for the Gala dinner .
Online entry lists will be updated frequently and can be viewed at the WVFA results site, as can the results when the event commences: Click the WVFA Entry/Results link
Congratulatons to the the following Welsh Veterans who attended the BVF Championships at the Manchester Fencing Centre, Oldham on the weekend of 4th & 5th March, if gaining a Gold or Silver in Cat 2,3,4 they secured their places on the GB squad for the World Championships in October.
Cat 4 ME: Gold: Robin Davenport.
Cat 3 MS: Gold: Carl Morris.
Cat 4 WE; Silver, Margaret Myers. Bronze: Pat Shepherd-Foster
Cat 4 WF: Gold, Margaret Myers.
Cat 4 WS: Silver Pat Shepherd-Foster.
Cat 1: WS: Bronze Emma Waller
Congratulations to other Welsh veterans who competed at the BVF championships this weekend.
Cat 1: MS 6th Jim Crawfurd, 7th James Selby
Cat 1: ME Jim Crawfurd 12th
Cat 1: MF 6th Simon Hedges
Cat 2: MF Mark Robertson 21st ME: MArk Robertson 15th
Cat 3: ME Rikki Howdle 16th
Cat 2: WS: Lyn Robinson 7th
Special thanks go to Dave Taylor, Mike Swiffin and Stuart Marshall, Kian Ryan and all the Manchester fencing volunteers for all their hard work in making the event a success. Also to Mike Robinson who assisted throughout the weekend on DT, to Lyn Robinson and Mike & Mavis Thornton for reffing throughout the weekend and to Gillian Aghajan and the BVF comitte for organising the event.
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.
The competition dates were 17 - 20 November 2016, in Christchurch. Fencing New Zealand hosted veterans from all over the Commonwealth to this event.
Wales were ably represented at this event by Mark Robertson and Simon Thompson in MF and ME. Congratulations to both on their results.
Mark will be giving a report on the Commonwealths when he is fully recovered from his sojourn in NZ, where in addition to fencing he fulfilled a life long ambition to trek around the entire country.
Mark Robertson (Cat B) MF: 13th ME:7thCat B, 23rd out of 55 in the combined age categories.
Simon Thompson (Cat B) ME: 19th in the Cat B, 49th in the combined age categories.
Congratulations to the following Welsh Veteran fencers who competed for GB at the World Championships, in October in Straslund, Germany, under the watchful eye of our own Gillian Aghajan as Team Manager.:
Robin Davenport (ME Cat C);7th
Rob Phelps(ME Cat C): 24th
Carl Morris(MS Cat B) 24th
Patricia Shepherd-Foster (WE & WS) Team Bronze in WS, placing 7th in the Individual Cat C WS and 20th in the individual WE