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Demographics

Fencing attracts men and women of all ages to a sport that combines high mental and physical agility. It is a sport for life: people can start fencing at any age and the sport is not injury prone.

Fencers tend to be in the high profile (AB1) socio-economic groups. Junior fencers are well supported and encouraged by parents.

Veteran Fencers tend to have a high disposable income and are well-travelled.

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Location

The Event

The competitive event will be held at the University of Bath in the new Sports Training Village complex.

Accommodation

The majority of participants will have hotel accommodation in the City of Bath.

The rest will make use of student accommodation at the University.

Eating Out

Participants will be eating out in the City on 3 of the 4 evenings of the event (On the Sunday evening there is a Gala Dinner arranged).

We plan to build a Where To Eat guide of advertisements from Bath restaurants.

Shopping

Bath is a special place to shop and fencers and their partners will be anxious to sample the retail experience in the City.

We plan to build a Where To Shop guide of advertisements from Bath shops.

Out and About

Many participants will have travelled considerable distances to the event and they extend their stay as tourists.

They will be looking for car hire, places to visit in easy travelling distance of Bath.

We plan to build a Where To Go guide of advertisements from car hire, travel agents and visitor attractions.

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Local Interest

Title Holders

Great Britain won 2 gold medals at the 2005 Tampa World Championships and the medallists will be back in 2006 to defend their titles.

Richard Cohen won the Mens Sabre. Richard learnt his fencing at Downside School just 11 miles from Bath and has been a world class fencer for the last 30 years. He represented Great Britain at 4 Olympic GamesRalph Johnson won the Mens Epée. Ralph is the current Commonwealth champion and has also competed in 4 Olympic Games.

Bath Fencers

Lynne Bornemisza is a Bath fencer and won a Bronze medal at the 2005 World Championships in Tampa. She qualified at 2 weapons: Epée and Sabre. She won her medal at Sabre.
Bath will be hoping to be well represented in the Womens Sabre event. Five of the 7 strong Sabre squad for the recent European Championships are members of Bath Sword Club.

Bath Sword Club

The club is the largest and most successful in the South West. Membership covers a wide spread of ages. Juniors start at 8 and progress to the senior club at 17. Seniors become Veterans at 40. The Club has active members in all categories.

Bath Sword Club

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Support

Sponsorship

Packages are available from £2,500 to £7,500.

You will get your company name and logo prominently displayed at the venue and in promotional and publicity material.

You will receive invitations to the Reception and Opening Ceremony and have excellent seats to watch the fencing finals.

Advertising

600 participants will be spending time in and around Bath. Many competitors extend their stay beyond the competition to be able to spend time in England.

Why not advertise your business on our website which will be published well ahead of the event? We will have maps of the city and a summary of the shopping available so that visitors can plan their time in Bath.

Raffle Prizes

The organisers will be raising a significant amount of money by running a raffle. You can help by offering a prize. Tickets will be offered at £5 each and the prizes on offer will be valued at a minimum of £50.

Donations

Donations of cash will be welcome. The more money we have the better the event will be and we are determined to make the event the best World Championships ever.

Contact

Please contact Dave Sweeney, Chairman of the Steering Group, to give your support:
      Tel: 01453 758 372
      Email Dave Sweeney

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This event is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors and contributors.

Sponsors
British Fencing major sponsor
Awards for All major sponsor

We need your support! If you would like to make a donation or to offer help to organise and run the event, please
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