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Team Selection Criteria

July 08, 2023

ADP Weapon Leads

by Matt Russell

Please find below the names and contact details for our ADP Cymru coaches responsible for developing and delivering our ADP Cymru programme, and for providing to the Selection Panel the names of fencers recommended for selection to national and international events.

  1. Epee – John Rees – john.rees@fencing.cymru
  2. Foil – Dan Robinson – daniel.robinson@fencing.cymru
  3. Sabre – Fran Whalley – fran.whalley@fencing.cymru , Mike Evans-Jones - mike.evans-jones@fencing.cymru
June 18, 2023

Welsh Fencing Selection Policy

by Matt Russell

Welsh Fencing would like to thank all those that fed back and contributed to the recent consultation on the revised selection policy. This has helped us develop a clearer and more robust policy and one that we are pleased to publish to the membership.

The policy comes in to effect as follows, and aligns with the start of the season for each Cadets, Juniors and Seniors and TBC for the Veterans:

  • Cadets & Juniors – Immediately
  • Seniors – 1st August 2023

Please contact matthew.russell@fencing.cymru if you have general queries on the policy. For weapon-specific queries, please contact the ADP coach for your weapon.

August 18, 2022

Eligibility to Fence for Wales

by Mark Ridsdale

To be eligible to fence for a Welsh team you MUST satisfy one of the following criteria (1-3) plus satisfy criteria (4).

August 18, 2022

Commonwealth Selection Criteria

by Executive Board

The Board are pleased to announce the Commonwealth Selection Criteria that will be applied for the Senior and Junior/Cadet Championships in 2022.  They are designed to take into account the significant disruption caused by the COVID pandemic.  If there are any questions, please raise them to the Secretary - secretary@fencing.cymru.

January 04, 2021

Veteran Welsh Team Selection

by Mark Ridsdale

WVFA Team Selectors 2020

  • Foil: Margaret Myers
  • Epee: Catherine Bowd
  • Sabre: Ceri Thomas

Appeals to WVFA Chairman (chairmanwvfa@yahoo.com), ratified by the selection board.

As per the current Selection Policy, below.

Upon selection/acceptance of a Team place you are permitted to wear the current FIE approved Welsh patch, the Welsh Stripe is still permissible at Comonwealth events.

Eligibility for selection:

  • Born in Wales
  • Parent/Grandparent born in Wales
  • Residency in Wales for a continuos period of 2 years (or more) and on the electoral role.
  • Membership of WVFA/WF
  • Membership of BF
  • Mandatory membership of the BVF (for all open BVF veterans competitions and for Winton selection)

FIE license must be held for Veterans Commonwealths/ Individual European Championships, or if selected to represent GBR for European Teams/World's.

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