Members of the Welsh Veterans Fencing Association are selected on a regular basis to fence for the British Veterans Fencing Teams in European and World Championship competitions.
Places on the British Team are hotly contested and Welsh Veterans Fencing give our full support to those members who are selected for these events.
For the British Team events, the European Team, held every two years and the World Championships (annual) members have to meet the criteria set out by British Veterans Fencing (link)
Eligibility: Membership of BVF, FIE license.
Whilst for the European individual Championships, held every two years - on alternate years to the Teams) individuals may enter.
Be aware that these events are FIE sanctioned and as such are subject to the FIE rules reguarding kit.
Margaret Myers,Grand Veterans Foil team, Silver
Carl Morris, Grand Veterans Sabre team, Bronze.
Howard West, Grand Veterans Epee team, Bronze.
A special mention to Gillian Aghajan, acting as GBR Team Manager.
Congratulations to the brave souls who braved the "Beast from the East!" to compete at the BVF Age groups event at the Leon Paul Center in London.
ME Cat 3: Rob Brooks 5th
ME Cat 4: Howard West 1st, Robin Davenport 3rd, Rob Phelps 8th
MS Cat 2: Rob Penton 1st Cat 2, Neil Bowd 11th.
MS Cat 3: Carl Morris 3rd
WF Cat 2: Marion Thomas 5th
WF Cat 4: Margaret Myers 3rd
WE Cat 1: Catherine Bowd 7th
WE Cat 4: Margaret Myers 3rd, Pat Shepherd-Foster 8th
WS Cat 4:Margaret Myers 3rd, Pat Shepherd-Foster 5th
We wish the following the best of luck as they have qualified for the Individual event at the Veteran World Championship in October 2018. Team TBC.
Rob Penton, Howard West, Robin Davenport, Carl Morris, Margaret Myers.
Congratulations to the following Welsh Veterans who were selected to represent GBR in Maribor, Slovenia in October 2017.
ME: Robin Davenport, Individual Bronze, Cat C.
MS: Carl Morris, Team Bronze
WF & WE: Margaret Myers, Team Bronze WF
WS: Patricia Shepherd-Foster
Well done to you all.
Congratulations to the following Welsh Veteran fencers on their success at the Individual European Championships, Chiavari, Italy, under the Team Management of Gillian Aghajan.
Margaret Myers: 70+ WF: Bronze 70+ WE 7th
Carl Morris: 60-69 MS: 14th
Rob Phelps: 75+ ME: 5th
Rob Brooks: 60-69 ME: 72nd
Janet Baron: 60-69 WE: 34th
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 4: ME 7th Rob Phelps
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.
Thanks to all who have noticed errors and brought them to our attention for revision, apologies to all for any ommissions.
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
Congratulations to the following who have been selected to represent GBR at ET16 in Medway, Kent.
Team Manager: Gillian Aghajan
DT: Mike Robinson
Grand veterans Sabre: Pat Shephered-Foster
Veterans Sabre: Emma Waller
Grand Veterans Epee: Rob Phelps, Robin Davenport
Veterans Sabre: Carl Morris
Congratulations to all on a fantastic performance and to the following gaining medals at the event:
Pat Shepherd- Foster: Team Bronze- Grand veterans Sabre.
Emma Waller: Team Gold - Veterans Sabre
Congratulations to the following Welsh Veterans who have been slected to represent GB at the World Championships in Varna, Bulgaria in October 2013.
Robin Davenport ME Cat B,
Rob Phelps ME Cat C,
Carl Morris MS Cat B,
Maggie Myers WF Cat B.