Welsh Fencing

Summary of Team Selection

The following table outlines the summary details of selection for the Wales team for the various Cadet, Junior and Senior events for which a national team is selected.

Further detail can be found in each of the specific Selection Articles in the menu below.

Event Date/Venue Support Team Selection Criteria
Senior Winton

Event: 8-9 July, 2017
Selection: 30 April, 2017
Venue: Nottingham

tbc

Mixed senior & developmental team

Selection entirely discretionary

School Games Event: tbc
Selection: April, 2017
Venue: Loughborough
tbc

An U18 event, with selection criteria mandated by School Games

Senior 5 Nations

Event: 25 Nov, 2016
Selection: 31 July, 2017
Venue: Cardiff

tbc

Automatic selection for those achieving a Top 50 placing in the Senior Rankings on selection date, up to the maximum team size of 4

The Board can apply discretionary selection up to the maximum team size

Cadet Winton Event: Dec, 2017
Selection: 30 Oct, 2017
Venue: Millfield

tbc

Selection is as per the event criteria
Senior Commonwealth Championships Date: November, 2018
Venue: Australia
Selection: 16th April, 2018; fencers to be notified by 23th May; appeals to be received by 7th May; final selection by 14th May
tbc

Automatic selection for those achieving a Top 30 placing in the ranking lists on selection date, provided they are in the Top 25% of the Ranking List, up to the maximum team size

The Board can apply discretionary selection up to the maximum team size where there are insufficient automatic selections

Team selection is based on results at the event

Cadet & Junior Commonwealth Championships Date: 2018
Selection: T-6months
tbc

Automatic selection for those achieving a Top 20 placing in the ranking lists on selection date, provided they are in the Top 25% of the Ranking List, up to the maximum team size

The Board can apply discretionary selection up to the maximum team size where there are insufficient automatic selections

Team selection is based on results at the event

Please note that the Board reserves the right to decide not to select/send a team for any event, regardless of fencers meeting the selection criteria.  Selection of all teams is the responsibility of the Board; they may, however, request input from weapon-specific coaches.

When applying discretionary selection, it is important to note that rankings are taken into account but are not the sole criteria.  For example, when selecting for the Senior 5 Nations, senior rankings will be considered as a guide, as will junior and cadet rankings for the younger fencers.  Other factors may also be taken into account. In particular the selection panel may compare all potential candidates on the basis of the following:

- The number and quality of competitions entered

- Past performance for Wales

- Results of Welsh Closed Championships

- Future potential

Please find below the Wales Regional Team selected for the Cadet Winton 2014:

Please find below the Wales Team selected for the Senior Commonwealth Championships, 2014:

Please find below the Wales Regional Team selected for the Senior Winton 2014:

Congratulations to the following fencers who have been selected to represent Wales at the forthcoming Sainsbury's 2014 School Games, to be held at the Wright Robinson Sports College in Manchester, from the 4th to 7th September.

Please find below the Wales Regional Team selected for the Cadet Winton 2013:

Please find below the Wales Team selected for the Senior Five Nations 2013, to be held in Edinburgh on Saturday 2nd November:

Team Manager: Mark Nelson-Grifiths.

Please find below the Wales Regional Team selected for the Cadet Winton 2012:

Congratulations to the following who have been selected to represent Wales at the forthcoming Sainsbury's UK School Games.

This has been an annual event since London won the bid for the 2012 Olympics, and this year is to be held at the London 2012 Olympic Park. It is a multi-sport event hosted & run along the lines of a major sporting championship (such as the Olympic Games), and is intended to provide athletes an insight into competing at this level.

Further details can be found here: http://www.2012schoolgames.com/

The event to be held at the start of May, will be one of the last events to be hosted at the Olympic facilities prior to London 2012.

Congratulations to all the fencers (and their coaches) and good luck at the championships!