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 .
Anyone wishing to attend the Vets Commonwealths in Canberra in Nov. MUST let Lyn Robinson know by 1st September at the latest as we have to register through Welsh Fencing on this occasion as the veteran event coincides with the Senior event. (Go though the "Contact us" link).
Airflights from Cardiff are currently 690 return (2 stops outward, 1 return) and accomodation at the AIS is at 120 Aus dollars per night including 3 meals. WVFA are paying the entry fee and ref levy.
Full details inc fencing schedule, weapons contol, are available on the official Commonwealth event site.
It is with deepest regret that I have to inform the membership that Bernice (Bunny) Norfolk, wife of Mike Norfolk, MBE, Life President of the WVFA, former head coach and founder of Wrexham fencing club, passed away on Thursday 4th July at home after a short illness.
The funeral was held on Wednesday 18th July at Chester Crematorium, Blaken, Chester at 3.20pm.
Mark Robertson attended the service and offered condolences on behalf of the membership to Mike and family. Flowers were sent on our behalf.
A donation to the Heart foundation has been made as requested by the family.
Welsh Fencing will also be posting this on the WF site as Mike and Bunny have been held in high esteem for many years.
The teams selected for the Veteran Winton Cup, 22nd & 23rd September 2018:
Please ensure that your BVF and BF membership is up-to-date.
As agreed at the AGM WVFA will be subsidising the cost of the entry fee to fencers.
If you wish to attend the BVF Winton dinner please do so via the BVF online entry.
Please would everyone make very effort to attend the BVF AGM on the Saturday evening.
ME: Jeff Conover (Capt), Rob Brookes, Peter Davies, Paul Cooper (SAT), Nick Lee (SUN)
MF: Richard Thomas (Capt), Simon Curling, Kel Brundle, William David Thomas.
MS: Neil Bowd (Capt), James Selby, Jim Crawfurd, David Terrar.
WE: Clare King (Capt), Cath Bowd, Pam Fairweather, Angela Jackson.
WF: Marion Thomas (Capt), Catherine Fisher, Margaret Myers.
WS: Gillian Aghajan, Pat Shepherd-Foster, Lyn Robinson
DT: Mike Robinson (WAL) John Mason(ENG) John Crouch(ENG)
WALES TM: Lyn Robinson
Congratulations to the WVFA members who have been selected for the the GBR Team and Individuals for the Worlds in Livorno, Italy, Oct 2018.
The WVFA championships 2018 will be hosted by Celtic Sword in Swansea.
This event has been licensed by BF= Event license number: 31249
The date has been set as Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October 2018.
Venue: Swansea University,Bay Campus, Sports Hall, SA1 8EN.
Saturday 27th: Check in 09.30 WE & MS
Check in 12.00 ME & 12.30 WS
Sunday 28th: Check in 10.00 W.F & M.F.
Costs: As agreed at the AGM 2017.
£25 pound- single weapon. £35pound - two weapons. £45 pound - three weapons.
Some self reffing will be required.
Kit must conform to current saftey standards, sabre gloves must be CEN2.
Folists must use conductive bibs on masks.
We will not be enforcing the extra chest protection cover for women foilists.
We will not be enforcing the upgraded mask straps, although masks must have 2 methods of fastening.
First Aid and Emergency medical care provide by St John's Ambulance.
Accomodation at the Mercure: £95 Double or twin room with Breakfast.
£90 Single room with Breakfast
Mention "Fencing." when booking.
Dinner menu, (please see attached) £20.00, 3 courses.
AGM meeting at the Mercure at 6.30pm. Followed by the dinner at 7.30p.m.
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 possibly with someone attending.
P.S. Remember to get them engraved with your names and the year.