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 2008 – 2009    
U11 2007 – 2008 U15 2003 – 2004
U12 2006 – 2007 U16 2002 – 2003
U13 2005 – 2006 U17 2001 – 2002
U14 2004 – 2005 U18 2000 – 2001

Development Day – July

When: Sunday 15th July 2018.
Venue:  St Gabriels.
Time: Start 10am, approx finish 4pm.
Open to:  U13s for training including workshops in armoury. understanding refereeing, competition preparation, open to out of region fencers.
U10s to incorporate Southern Regional Championships, out of region U10s to continue on the training programme.
Cost:  Southern Region Affiliated £20 incl. competition entry for one weapon only.  Out of region £30, training and workshops only.
Armoury – FOC workshops for both parents and fencers.
Refereeing Course Level 1 – All weapons £15.00 with Luke Deamer.
Competition Participation and Preparation Workshops – Parents and fencers booked into training, free of charge.
Refreshments:  Tea and Coffee will be provided.  Need to bring Lunch and water.
Kit:  Exercise Kit required for warm up and full fencing kit for technical training and U10s competition.
Age:  All competition fencers must be U10 on the date of the competition.