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 2009 – 2010    
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 Competition Day – 2nd Sept


Yes it is only a few weeks away, but come and enjoy this event as a start to the Autumn season

We are holding a social Development Competition day – something a bit different and very much in the style of a day that Joan Mason would have approved of (if you don’t know this lady… in her time Joan was the region’s secretary, chair and president who died recently)

This is an adult day, sorry it is not geared to our u16s – see the Development Day on 23rd September if you are a youngster



Development Day

Development Day, open to all


This will be open to all, will include all development aspects for you would expect, details will be out later next week

The cost to attend the day will be:

fencers – £25 for the first family member and £20 for any subsequent members

£10 for the referee workshop with Luke Deamer.  There will be the option to take a L1 exam and he will be around on the 21st Oct so anyone who would like a L2 assessment he will do that then

£10 for an armoury workshop with Andy Goodier

If you have people who wish to attend who are not part of the Southern Region there is a £5 additional charge


Junior Team Competition

Venue: PlayFootball, Swindon


Southern Region Adult Foil Championships and Adult Novice Foil

Venue: St Grabiels School

Entry will be £15 for each competition, qualification criteria to the Novice will be available shortly


U10 competitions – all weapons

Venue: St Gabriels School

Entry will be £10 for each weapon.  The foil will happen in the morning. If you wish to enter foil with either the epee or sabre you can.  However, you cannot enter epee and sabre as they will run concurrently in the afternoon



Adult Epee and Sabre Championships

Venue: St Gabriels

Entry will be £15 for each competition