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LATEST BVF NEWS

  • Guildford Event Covid Form
    Although most competitors are double vaccinated, the organisers require all members of the organising team, competitors, referees, spectators and volunteers…
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    This is an inter-region competition. Anyone wishing to fence in the Winton should contact their regional organiser regarding team representation.…
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    The Gala Dinner will be held in Mercure Birmingham West hotel, West Bromwich, B70 6RS  on Saturday 25 September at…

ABOUT THE BVF

British Veterans Fencing promotes and supports fencing for people over 40 years old.

Veterans fencing is split into age categories: Cat 1 (40-49 years old); Cat 2 (50-59 years old); Cat 3 (60-69 years old) and Cat 4 (70+).

Throughout the year BVF holds competitions, either divided into individual age groups or open to all fencers over 40. Certain competitions are used to select fencers to represent Great Britain but there are also smaller open competitions and team events. One thing common to all veteran events is a spirit of cameraderie and inclusivity.

VETERAN EVENTS

 

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BVF RESULTS

MEMBER BENEFITS

Membership to BVF is open to anyone who is passionate about fencing and is aged 40 or over.

Members have access to all BVF run competitions and may be selected to fence for Great Britain at the Veteran World Championships, Veteran European Championships or friendly international competitions.

BVF members will receive communications throughout the year via the newsletter and email bulletins keeping them briefed on the latest news in veteran fencing.

Members over 90 years old receive life membership!

A WORD FROM THE CHAIR

Hello and welcome to the British Veterans Fencing website!

I’m glad you’ve found us and I imagine that if you’ve made it this far down the page, then you might well be just the person we are looking for! So what can we offer you? Exercise that keeps your mind sharp and your body fit. A range of competitions and events to suit most fencers. A group of like-minded individuals to share experiences. A chance to represent your country in fencing at the highest level. Join BVF to take the next step on your fencing journey, I can’t wait to meet you!

Why do people join the Veterans? Everyone remarks on the spirit and the atmosphere at the competitions. This comes from our having a common love of fencing and interest in the skill of the sport. Vets have usually given up the regular competitive circuit but the fencing brain is still there as sharp as ever

Henry de Silva

BRITISH FENCING

British Fencing (BF) is the National Governing Body for the Olympic Sport of Fencing in the British Isles (excluding the Republic of Ireland)

The BF website is an incredible resource for fencers of all ages with information about local clubs, coaches, news, rules, events and more.

BF has membership levels for everyone interested in fencing from supporter to organiser to competitive fencer.

EVF

European Veterans Fencing facilitates the development of competitive veterans fencing in Europe

European Team Championships and Individual Championships are held in alternate years and each year EVF runs a hotly contested circuit of competitions throughout Europe in all three weapons to find the Veteran European Fencers of the Year.

HOME NATIONS VETERANS

Each home nation has its own Veterans Fencing Association

England Veterans Fencing

Contact: John Crouch

Welsh Veterans Fencing

Contact: Lyn Robinson

Scottish Veterans Fencing

Contact: Karen Grant

Ireland Veterans Fencing

Contact: Fiona Haldane