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.
Recieved from MArk Ballard, Re. the Veterans Age Group Commonwealths, Markham, Toronto, July 2020.
Welsh Fencing Closed Team Championships
Welsh Veteran members were well represented on Sunday 26th January 2020 whether fencing under the banner of WVFA almagamated club teams or their own clubs, with WVFA members in many teams, retaining many of the places WVFA held in last years event.
There was a decline in the number of teams entering this year due to prior commitments.
Thank you to all WVFA members who attended making it an enjoyable day for all.
BVF International, Jan 4th & 5th 2020
WVFA members were in attendance at the inaugural BVF European Epee/Internal event which took place in Guildford on the weekend of 4th/5th January 2020.
Cat 1 ME: 25th David Victory
Cat 3 ME: 27th Rob Brooks
Cat 4 ME: Silver Robin Davenport
8th Rob Phelps
Cat 2 WE: 8th Cath Bowd
Cat 4 WE: 6th Margaret Myers
7th Pat Shepherd-Foster
Cat 2 MF: 12th Nigel Betterton
Cat 2 WF: Gold Marion Thomas
Cat 4 WF: Bronze Margaret Myers
Cat 2 MS: Silver Neil Bowd
5th Ceri Thomas
Cat 3 MS: Gold Carl Morris
Cat 4 WS: 6th Pat Shepherd-Foster
7th Margaret Myers
This was the first BVF Ranking Event for selection for the European and World Veteran Teams for 2020.
Home Nations April 2020
The Home Nations will take place on Saturday April 18th in Bristol.
MS: Neil Bowd, Ceri Thomas, David Terrar, James Longton.
ME: Jeff Conover, Rob Brooks, Paul Cooper, Oliver Massey.
MF: Richard Thomas, Kel Brindle, Nigel Betterton, Simon Curling
WS: Emma Waller, Lisa De Luca, Pat Shepherd-Foster, Lyn Robinson
WE: Cath Bowd, Clare King, Pam Fairweather, Saskia Russell
WF: Marion Thomas, Margaret Myers, Cathering Fisher, Lyn Robinson
Details to follow.
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.