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.
Subscription is due on January 1st and is valid through to December 31st.
Membership is open to Men and Women aged 40 or over or who become 40 in the current calendar year Your membership will start when we have received payment.
Your details will be held on a computer database and will be used by WVFA to send information to you about fencing matters.
Your details will not be passed to a third party.
Please see the Policy section.
Membership of the Welsh Veterans Fencing Association is subject to the current criteria:
Born in/ Parent(s) Grandparent(s) born in Wales.
Current Resident/past residency in Wales for a minimum of 2 years continuously. (Must be supported by electoral registry)
Veterans Commonwealth Fencing Championships: - please see the Veteran's Commonwealth page.
Have a minimum of recreational/ full compete British Fencing membership. Apply through British Fencing.
Current membership of the WVFA.
Veterans fencing is subdivided into the following age categories:
Cat 1: 40 - 49 Cat 2: 50-59 Cat 3: 60-69 Cat 4: 70-79 : Grand Veterans
Members are tactfully reminded that they should indicate Wales as their Region and Country on their BVF & BF membership applications and renewals.
If not indicated, this will mean that you will be unable to represent Wales for the Welsh Veterans (or even Seniors) at Regional (Vets Winton), National (Home Nations) or International level (Commonwealths).
Check current status with the appropriate membership body and alter accordingly.
Please list Welsh Veterans as one of your subsidiary clubs.
Renewals can be made at any time of the year.
Annual BVF membership 1st Jan - 31st Dec - Cost £15; Compete BF license is required to fence in BVF organised events, Age Groups, BVF Championships, Veterans Winton, European and World championships.
Annual WVFA membership 1st Jan - 31st Dec - Cost £15
BF membership- Compete membership is required to compete at Opens, BVF events, European, World & Commonwealth events.
FIE membership is also required to compete at cerrtain events, e,g, Commonwealths, Veteran European Individuals.
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.
Please complete and forward the WV membership form (not the SO attached) and forward to the membership secretary as when New standing order/direct debit mandates will be available online soon they can then be completed.
The WVFA AGM will take place immediately after the Men's sabre concludes at the venue: Plas Madog Leisure Center.
The Treasurer's, Chairman's and Secretary's reports, AGM Minutes 2018 and the AGM Agenda 2019 have been sent to members and are available to download below. Please read as we wish to conclude business in a timely manner at the AGM. Any AOB to be included in discussion must be sent to the Secretary by 17th October.
Important Notice regarding First Aid and Welfare at Competitions.
Please note that First Aiders and designated Event Welfare Officers must be available and easily identifiable at all competitions.
All injuries should be reported to the British Fencing Medical Officer: Clare Halsted.
Incidences involving welfare issues should be reported in the first instance to the Welsh Fencing Regional Welfare Officer: Tania Craig and also to the British Fencing Welfare Officer: Liz Benkhe.