Welsh Fencing

The News section. This presents information articles about people, clubs and events associated with Welsh Fencing.

Congratulations to all fencers who represented the Wales region at this years British Youth Championships!

Another year and another lot of fantastic results to report. This year we took home 14 top 8 finishes, 5 of those being top 4 and one of those a finalist!

Special mentions to:

  • Erin Cocoran - SILVER U14 girls sabre
  • Megan Ware - BRONZE U16 girls sabre
  • Amy Westwell - BRONZE U12 girls sabre
  • Ian Ren - BRONZE U16 boys sabre
  • Henry Talbot - BRONZE U18 boys sabre
  • Gracie Jenkins - 5th Under 14 girls sabre
  • Heulwen Hill - 5th U18 girls foil
  • Abigail Watkins - 5th U16 girls epee
  • Dylan Galazka - 6th U12 boys sabre
  • Charlotte Smith - 7th U12 girls epee
  • Rhiannon Craig - 8th U12 girls epee
  • Jack Cafaro - 8th U18 boys epee
  • Max Brindle - 8th U14 boys sabre
  • Amy Chapman-Parsons - 8th U16 girls sabre

Medals aside, the Welsh contingency showed support not only for fellow club mates, but as a whole body. It was fantastic to watch everyone come together, congratulate and encourage each other throughout the day. We also want to take a moment to thank Owen Edwards, Celyn Lewis and Megan Ware who gave up time to referee as well as compete this year in order to help ensure the competition ran smooth.

Well done, fencers, parents and coaches!

The full results are.....


23rd February 2016

This weekend at the BUCS Championships there was an incident where a broken foil blade pierced a pair of breeches and caused a leg injury.

British Fencing would like to take this opportunity to remind all coaches and clubs to be ever vigilant. Whilst we can never reduce the risk of accidents to zero, wearing the correct safety equipment during lessons and sparring, as set out in our Safety Guidelines (
http://www.britishfencing.com/governance/guidelines/),  will reduce the risk of serious injury.

Dr Clare Halsted
Medical Officer  British Fencing

Welsh Fencing is pleased to report that George Morris has been selected to compete in the World Cadet & Junior Fencing championships in Bourges, 1st April 2016 - 10th April 2016

Full details of the event are at www.bourges2016.com

Well done to Rupert Nute (Whitchurch), on his first win in the O'Sullivan Cup !


Winner : Rupert Nute (Whitchurch)
Second : Krystof Gibbon (Cardiff Uni.)
Third : William Meredith-Davies (Cardiff)
Highest-placed Vet. Gareth Law (Celtic Swords)

For a full report, follow the link: http://www.whitchurchfencing.co.uk/sullivan/2016_result.htm


I just wanted to say a big 'thank-you' to all of you who helped at today's Youth Foil event.  We had a massive number of refereeing volunteers, without whom I am sure we would still be there now.

So, thanks to:

Luke Deamer Gethin ap Phylip Carl Difford
Mike Kocan Richard Thomas Lyn Robinson
Lynne Melia Ethan Ridsdale Rhodri Gibbon
Harri Hayes Celyn Lewis  


If I have forgotten anyone, my apologies - it wasn't intentional! 

Also, a big thanks to Jayne Ware for her work at the Control Desk, and Nigel for his Armoury skills.

All in all, a great day.


Follow the link for photos from the recent Winton Cup: Cadet Winton 2015 Photos


Please find attached the full results from the Senior 5 Nations, held in Belfast on Saturday 21st November.

Download this file (5NResults.pdf)5NResults.pdf[Senior 5 Nations Results]

Those of you you fenced at the Welsh Open will have seen the cameras.  A package was produced for the S4C programme, Clwb, which is now available on Youtube, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCcfJ3cd3ro

Gethin has very kindly produced an English translation of the program, here: http://www.fencingforum.com/forum/showthread.php?20463-S4C-coverage-of-Welsh-Open&p=308787&viewfull=1#post308787.  Thanks, Gethin.

Some great coverage there - well done to S4C!