August 12, 2022

Commonwealth Silver for Women's Team Epee


On the last day of the Senior Commonwealth Championships, the Wales team won yet another Commonwealth Medal. This times it was Silver, to the Women's Epee Team of Lou Sadler, Jess Gundry, Rebecca Renziehausen and Emily Southern.

Seeded 4, Wales had a bye into the L8, where they met the number 5 seeds, New Zealand.  This took them into the L4, and gauranteed them a medal.  The opponents in the L4 were top seeds, England.  In a tight match, Wales were victorious 38:36.

In the final, the Wales team met Canada, who took the Gold medal 44:36.

Full details can be found here:

August 11, 2022

Commonwealth Gold for Gemma


Congratulations to Gemma Collis who today won Gold at the Senior Commonwealth Championships, in the Wheelchair Women's Foil, Category A.

Full details can be found here:

August 11, 2022

Men's Epee Team win Commonwealth Bronze

Congratulations to the Welsh Men's Epee Team (Huw Richards, Marc Burkhalter, George Morris and Will Sturgeon), who today won Bronze at the Senior Commonwealth Championships.

Full details can be found here:

August 10, 2022

Commonwealth Silver for Glen

Glen Ostacchini

Following a tough day of fencing, Glen Ostacchini today won Commonwealth Silver in the Senior Commonwealth Fencing Championships, currently being held in London.

Winning 6 poule fights out of 7, Glen was ranked 12 going into the Direct Elimination.  This gave him a bye into the L32, where he defeated Robert CICCARELLI (CAN), 15:12. This took him into the L16, against Ben PEGGS (ENG), who he quickly despatched, 15:9.  Now in the L8, he met Jiaan LI (CAN).  Glen defeated Li 15:12, taking him into the semi-finals, and guaranteed him a medal.

In the L4, Glen came up against Keith COOK (SCO). winning 15:10, taking him into the Final.

In the other half of the draw a tight all-English semi-final saw Harry BIRD defeat Kamal MINOTT 15:14.

The final was a very tight fight, with the lead changing hands regularly, but with Harry eventually coming out as victor, 15:14. 

Well done, Glen.  Wales is proud of you!

Full details can be found here:

August 02, 2022

Veterans Update


An update from the Welsh Veterans.

First is the results to the recent WVFA/WF integration proposal.  You can find the full article here: WVFA Integration Announcement

Secondly, we are able to report the list of Veteran fencers competing in the upcoming Veteran Commonwealth Championships.  Full details here: Veteran Commonwealths

July 25, 2022

Fran Whalley Joins UK Coaching Elevate Programme

Fran Whalley

Welsh Fencing is proud to announce that ADP Coach, Fran Whalley, has been accepted to the prestigious UK Coaching Elevate Programme, funded by UK Sport.

The ELEVATE programme explores issues relevant to female coaches and focuses on areas of leadership that will enhance both coaching and personal impact. It will connect coaches with a network of supportive and inspirational women.

Follow the link for the full BF announcement: Fran Whalley

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WF are pleased to introduce the ADP Cymru - an Athlete Development Programme focussed on the needs of Welsh fencers. We want to create a fencing organisation that the people of Wales can be proud to represent, support and aspire to be part of; creating a group that exhibits the best standards of personal character but also excels in technical, physical and tactical competence. Follow the link for more details on this programme.

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