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 2017 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 2007 – 2008
U11 2006 – 2007 U15 2002 – 2003
U12 2005 – 2006 U16 2001 – 2002
U13 2004 – 2005 U17 2000 – 2001
U14 2003 – 2005 U18 1999 – 2000

Personal Performance / Coach Education Weekends near Southampton

Southampton Epee Club is working with the British Academy of Fencing to deliver a series of training weekends which will mix personal performance for fencers with coach education.

This will be of particular interest to new and developing fencing coaches who want to work towards BAF coaching awards, but coaches simply looking to get new ideas and work on their skills are also welcome to attend.

23rd September 2017
28th & 29th October 2017
18th & 19th November 2017
20th & 21st January 2018
28th January 2018 – coaching exams

Times: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Venue: Mountbatten School, Whitenap Lane, Romsey, SO51 5SY

Cost: £30 per day OR £45 for a whole weekend OR £160 for all four weekends (coaching exam fees not included)
Early bird discount: 10% off if payment is made online at least 7 days in advance of the first day of the course

Full details of the course can be found online here:


Development Day

When: 24th September

Where: St Gabriel’s, Newbury


David Keszler attending as our guest coach.

This is an Epee based development day. All those who fence epee are welcome.
We will have groups of those fencers who wish to improve generally, those who are looking for competition preparation and those looking to push their competing up a level.

Luke Deamer (FIE foil ref and qualified to examine in foil) is coming to lead a referee workshop.
The work shop will be based on foil, but will cover epee as well. Those interested will be able to take the written exam later in the day if they wish
Cost £15 for the day, £10 for those registered as Southern Region (or parent of one)

Parents and on-fencers are also welcome to join this workshop

En Garde Ready and Time To Listen will be available.
Liz Beneke is holding these workshops and booking in is via the British Fencing website

You will need to have done a Safe Guarding to do the Time to Listen
If you need this, the link to find one local to you is:
enter your PO code and search workshops for ‘Safe Guarding and Protecting Children’


Age Group Team Competition

Entries are now being accepted for Southern Region’s Age Group Team competition 2017-2018

Date: Sunday 8th October 2017

Teams of three competitors.
U10 Foil.
U14 Foil, U18 Foil
U14 Epee, U18 Epee
U14 Sabre, U18 Sabre


Entry Fee:
Early bird entries: Reduced entry fee of £20 per team for entries received by 10pm on Friday 22nd September
Standard entries: Standard entry fee of £30 per team for entries received by 10pm on Friday 29th September

Late entry fee: Any entries accepted after the closing date of 5th October will pay a higher fee of £55.

Venue: Play Football Arena, Unit 29 Bramble Rd, Kembrey Park, Swindon, SN2 8HB

Check-in times will be published closer to the competition date. We expect this to be a popular competition, so fencers
may need to stay through much of the day.