Welsh Fencing

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

Well done to Celyn Lewis, nominated for the British Fencing Awards as Young Referee of the Year, and to Daniel Schoen & Henry Talbot, both nominated in the Young Volunteer of the Year category.

For full nominations, follow the link: http://britishfencing.com/uploads/files/2017_british_fencing_awards_-_list_of_finalists.pdf


The Board recently asked Michael Clemitson to undertake an audit for us.  We would like to extend our thanks to Michael for completing this for us.

We would also like to thank all the clubs who replied willingly, and without quibble to this request. This was certainly  appreciated by Michael, and overall, we have had a very good response.

This puts us in a good position to respond to any subsequent ‘compliance’ questions which we may receive whether that be from within Sport Wales, British Fencing or the wider political  environment, and we will be in touch individually with any clubs needing assistance.

Welsh Fencing are very pleased to announce the addition of another selection competition to our events.

We intend to select a team of fencers in all 6 Weapons for the Challenge Wratislavia to be held in Poland in March 2018.

We will be selecting a maximum of 7 fencers in total per weapon to fence in the U13 or U15 categories. Selection will be done at the beginning of December this year.

The full selection criteria can be found here: Challenge Wratislavia Selection

Many of you may be aware that there are some changes happening to coach education in both Wales and the UK. Below these changes will be outlined, but if you do have any unanswered questions feel free to contact Mr Peter Russell on the details at the bottom.

Welsh Fencing is moving to adopt a new coaching system and strategy, moving anyway from the BAF system and aligning with the new BF system, whilst restructuring the way coach education is delivered and assessed in the region. These two elements will be dealt with separately to avoid confusion, as the delivery strategy element is co-ordinated by WF whilst the overall system and assessment comes under BF.

For full details, see the Coaching page:Coaching

If you have any questions please contact Mr Peter Russell (Coach Education Coordinator)

Tel: 07598324978

Email: peter.russell@welshfencing.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1344611152302424/

Welsh Fencing would like to Wish Steve Dignam a very happy retirement from full time coaching at Celtic Mini Fencing Club.

Steve set up the club with his wife Helen in 2012 and since then has contributed massively to grass roots fencing in Wales and led the way in the use of plastic fencing kit in the country.

We hope you enjoy your travels, spending time with your grandchild and getting back into fencing at Celtic Sword!

Our very best wishes.

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

The full results are.....



U12 Boys

 28 ,  Rhys   JACKSON 

 42 ,  Ryan   ZHANG 

 45 ,  Cai   EASTWOOD 

 47 ,  Lewys   EVANS 

U12 Girls

 11 ,  Ellie   THOMAS 

 18 ,  Amelie   RUSSELL 

 40 ,  Eloise   LLOYD 

 41 ,  Emily   BLUNT 

U14 Boys

 5 ,  Oliver   HOWARTH 

 31 ,  James   KLOSS 

 34 ,  Morgan   FOURACRE-EVANS 

 52 ,  Oliver   SKEEN 

U14 Girls

 37 ,  Rhiannon   CRAIG 

 40 ,  Seren   WILLIAMS 

U16 Boys

 12 ,  Rhodri   GIBBON 

 27 ,  Macsen   GRAVELLE 

U16 Girls

 24 ,  Louisa   BRITTON 

 25 ,  Phoebe   DAWE 

 32 ,  Megan   EDWARDS 

 33 ,  Olivia   BARBIERI 

U18 Boys

 13 ,  Man Kit   LEE 

 21 ,  Jack   DAVIES 

 34 ,  Matthew   WILLIAMS 

 40 ,  Daniel   CLAYS 

U18 Girls

 10 ,  Eleanor   REGNART-BUTLER 




U12 Boys

 16,  Rhys   JACKSON 

 21,  Cai   EASTWOOD 

 24,  Lewys   EVANS 

 39,  Martin   POWER 

U12 Girls

 24,  Ella   HULTON 

 32,  Amelie   RUSSELL 

U14 Boys

 32,  Morgan   FOURACRE-EVANS 

 39,  Richard   POWER 

 56,  Enzo   BOUWER 

U14 Girls

 3 ,  Rebecca   WREYFORD 

 6 ,  Ella   WILLIAMS 

 12 ,  Charlotte   SMITH 

 27 ,  Rhiannon   CRAIG 

 28 ,  Stephanie   WREYFORD 

U16 Boys

 14,  Edward   DON 

 16,  Dylan   BALLARD 

 54,  Miles   WADDINGTON 

U16 Girls

 6,  Abigail   WATKINS 

 14,  Louise   SADLER 

U18 Boys

 6 ,  Man Kit   LEE 

 33 ,  Rhys   WILLIAMS 

 40 ,  Daniel   CLAYS 

U18 Girls

 31 ,  Seren   ALLIN 




U12 Boys

 11 ,  Rhodri   BOORE 

 19 ,  Sebastian   EVANS REEVES 

 21 ,  Benjamin   EDWARDS 

 34 ,  James   CHENG 

U12 Girls

 18 ,  Amelie   RUSSELL 

 19 ,  Ella   HULTON 

U14 Boys

 24 ,  Dylan   GALAZKA 

 45 ,  Henry   NEWTON 

U14 Girls

 10 ,  Amy   WESTWELL 

 14 ,  Oriel   GRAY 

U16 Boys

 30 ,  Max   BRINDLE 

 36 ,  Samuel   WESTWELL 

U16 Girls

 2 ,  Stephanie Elizabeth   PHENNAH 

 5 ,  Erin   CORCORAN 

 15 ,  Alex   CLEMENT 

U18 Boys

 10 ,  Henry   TALBOT 

 15 ,  William   JOLLEY 

 36 ,  Ethan   EVANS 

U18 Girls


Do you think you may be interested in supporting Welsh Fencing by volunteering to help? We always need help, and offering to help may not be an complicated or as time-consuming as you may think.  You may not actually need to do anything!  In some cases, just being at an event is sufficient. 

The first step is to apply for your DBS.  There is no charge for this, and Welsh Fencing will support this process to make it as simple as possible.  For information on how to apply for your DBS, see this page: http://welshfencing.org/index.php/information/dbsregistration.  If you need any help, contact Michael (dbs@welshfencing.org).

You may want to go a step further, and consider being a Club Welfare Officer, or Team Manager.  BFA regularly run Welfare and Team Manager training (http://britishfencing.com/courses/).  In fact, BFA are scheduling welfare training at the BYCs.  You can book for these here: http://britishfencing.com/courses/upcoming-courses/.

If you have any questions, or need more information, please just drop me a line: mark.ridsdale@welshfencing.org.