Our Regional Competitions

The region holds five main competitions that will now be run by an organising committee with representatives from all the counties.

Please remember that fencing is run almost completely by volunteers; many of us also have families and full time jobs and none of us are paid to run competitions. Some coaches are professional and paid to coach but rarely paid to attend a competition, many coaches are volunteers. All of our referees are volunteers.

If you would like to help at a competition please let us know – even just a half hour at either end of the day to help with set up or a spell making tea can make a big difference.  If you would like to do more like learning about competition assistance, refereeing, armoury or coaching, please ask about courses. Many hands make and light work!

For the list of events on the Southern Region area please look at the list below.

Age Groups
Please note the age you are on the 1st Jan 2019 decides the age group you are in.
Below you can find the year of birth for each age group:

Age Group Year of Birth Age Group Year of Birth
U10 2009 – 2011    
U11 2008 – 2009 U15 2004 – 2005
U12 2007 – 2008 U16 2003 – 2004
U13 2006 – 2007 U17 2002 – 2003
U14 2005 – 2006 U18 2001 – 2002



Development Day for U15

When: 29th September 2019

Where: Newbury


The day will be headed up by Steve Davey and will be an all weapon day

If you are 14 or under (at the end of September), enjoying your fencing and want to be a more competitive fencer– this day is for you.

For those 15 to 90, parents and/or carers, we have an intro to armoury session.

For those who have been doing some armoury and really want to work on broadening your skills, if you let ‘Development’ know then Andy will plan a more detailed session for you (there will be a £10 charge for this, payable on the day please).

Tea and coffee will be available, please bring lunch with you

Summer booking price £25 for those in region, £30 out of region

This price goes up at 1am on Monday, 23rd September to 35 and 40 respectively

Armoury £10 (Pay on day)

To book in go to


Age Group Team Competition

When: 20th October 2019

Where: Swindon


We have two groups in all weapons, based on the fencers age:

U18s – those who are 14-17 on 1st Jan 2020, using size 5 foils/epees or below and size 5 sabres

U14s – those who are 11-13 on 1st Jan 2020, using size 3 foils or below and size 2 epees/sabres or below

These are the only ages to fence in this competition

There will be no late entries, see info below

Tea and coffee will be available, please bring lunch with you

This is open to in region fencers.

Early booking price £36 per team

This price goes up at 1am on Monday, 7th October to 48 per team

We close entries completely at midnight on Tuesday, 15th October in order to comply with the BF Welfare requirements. This means we must have individual team member names by then (any changes to your original team members entry can be emailed to welfare

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Region Development & AGM

When: 17th November 2019

Where: Newbury

Big day for Southern…

We are having a longer than usual day to accommodate everything, 9.45 to 5pm.

  • In the morning we will have some fitness/footwork/general fencing development work.
  • Over an extended lunch break, we can attend the England Fencing AGM.
  • The afternoon is an introduction to HEMA, following the summer session that had a small number attended and really enjoyed themselves. The plan is to have you in groups so that you get to try out 3-4 areas. There is a restriction on numbers for this afternoon. This will be open to anyone from SFR and to those attending the EF AGM.
  • We have our own AGM to hold during the day too. More information about this will be in the September Newsletter

Tea and coffee will be available, please bring lunch with you

Priority booking price 25 for those in region will finish at 1am on Monday, 30th September

From Tuesday, 1st October places will be also open to anyone in British Fencing at 30

At 1am on Monday, 11th November the price rises to 35 for in region fencers and 40 for out of region fencers

We do have a cap on numbers for the HEMA so early booking is highly recommended

To book in go to…..


Southern Foil Age Group Qualifier

When: 26th January 2020

Where: TBC


Southern Epee & Sabre Age Group Qualifier

When: 8th March 2020

Where: TBC