Although this year has seen the adverse effects that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on our sport the first few months of 2020 saw members of the Vale Millennium Fencing Club competing in Britian and in Europe acheiving some creditable results for themsleves representing the club, Wales and Great Britain. Congratulations to all of you have earned your Welsh and Great Britain patches and stripes.
Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to achieve their BAF Bronze, Silver awards in foil, epee and sabre and their BF L1, 2 & 3 awards. Well Done all.
Amelie Russell: Selected to represent the Great Britain Epee squad in Finland and Kracow, Poland.
Selected to represent the Wales Junior Squad in Epee at the Youth Fencing Home Nations International which was to be held in England.
Selected to represent Wales Internationally in Wrateslava in foil and epee.
Cai Eastwood; Selected to represent the Wales Junior Squad at the Youth Fencing Home Nations International.
Selected to represent Wales Internationally in Wrateslva in foil and epee.
Charlie Wescott: Selected to represent the Wales Junior Squad at the Youth Fencing Home International.
Selected to represent Wales Internationally in Wrateslava Epee.
Oliver Wescott: Selected to represent Wales Internationally in Wrateslava in Epee.
Iwan Chillery: Selected to represent Wales Interationally in Wrateslava in Epee.
Ellie Russell: Selected to represent Wales Internationally in Wrateslava in Epee.
Rhys Jackson: Representing Great Britian at Epee in Finland.
Selected to represent the Wales Junior Squad in Epee at the Youth Home International.
Selected to represent Wales Internationally in Wrateslava in Epee.
Matt Russell: Selected to be the Great Britain Junior Foil Team Manager in Italy.
Selected to be the Wales International Team Manager for Epee in Wrateslava.
Lyn Robinson: Selected to be the Great Britain Lead Team Manager for all Junior Foil events and the GBR Lead Team Manager in Italy.
Selected to be the Wales International Epee coach for Wrateslava.
Well Done all.
Here's to a successful 2021.
This year saw a number of the Vale fencers compete in various events around the country, some gaining their regional Welsh colours (Stripes), others their Junior and Senior Welsh colours (Patches) and Cadet and Senior/Veteran Great Britain Country Colours. Special mention to Amelie Russell who was selected for the Senior Welsh Winton Squad and also for the Youth Home Nations Fencing International (Formerly part of the School Games) which took place in Ireland and coming home with a Silver medal in the Team Foil event. Congratulations to Rhys Jackson on his selection to the Youth Home Nations Fencing International in Epee. Congratulations to both on gaining your full Welsh Country colours.
Amelie Russell for her selection to represent Great Britain Cadet Epee Squad at Krakow and for her earlier selection as reserve for the Great Britian Cadet Epee squad for Copenhagen.
Congratulations to Cai Eastwood, Charlie Wescott and Amelie Russell for their selection to represent the Welsh Region in the annual regional Cadet Winton Cup in epee.
Congratulations also go to Rhys Jackson for his selection although he had since declined his place in the squad.
Further congratulations to those selected to represent Wales at the International Challenge Wrateslava. Iwan Chillery, Cai Eastwood, Charlie Wescott, Oliver Wescott, Amelie Russell, Eloise Russel and to Rhys Jackson who has since declined his place. Congratulatiosn also go to Matt Russell appointed as Welsh Epee Team Manager and Lyn Robinson appointed as Welsh Epee Team coach.
Leon Paul Junior Series Events: LPJS Final Rankings 2019
LPJS: U15 Boys Epee LPJS: U15 Girls Epee
7th Rhys Jackson 1st Amelie Russell
23rd Cai Eastwood
47th Oliver Wescott U11 Girls Epee
47th Charlie Wescott 6th Eloise Russell
47th Dan Smith
U15 Girls Foil
U13 boys Epee: 6th Amelie Russell
4th Cai Eastwood
11th Charlie Wescott U13 Girls Foil:
14th Oliver Wescott 19th Thandile Nash
21st Iwan Chillery
32nd Henry Parry U11 Girls Foil
32nd Evan Thompson 22nd Eloise Russell
43rd Daniel Hill
U11 Girls Sabre
U11 boys Epee: 13th Eloise Russell
26th Danny James
U13th boys Foil:
22nd Cai Eastwood
Elite Epee Series:
U12 Girls: U14 Girls
11th Eloise Russell 2nd Amelie Russell
Elite Epee Grand Finale: Invitation Only: Amelie Russell BRONZE (3rd)
10th Rhys Jackson 31st Cai Eastwood
Welsh Youth Events: Foil/Epee/Sabre:
U12 Girls Foil: 1st Thandile Nash
2nd Eloise Russell
U14 Boys Foil: 2nd Cai Eastwood U14 Girls Foil: 1st Amelie Russell
U12 Boys Epee:
2nd Iwan Cillery U12 Girls Epee: 1st Eloise Russell
3rd Henry Parry U12 Girls Sabre: 2nd Eloise Russell
3rd Evan Thompson
U14 Boys Epee: U14 Girls Epee: 1st Amelie Russell
1st Rhys Jackson
2nd Charlie Wescott U14 Girls Sabre: 1st Amelie Russell
3rd Oliver Wescott
3rd Cai Eastwood
5th Daniel Hill
Welsh British Youth Qualifiers:
U12 Boys Epee: U12 Girls Epee:
2nd Iwan Chillery 1st Eloise Russell
3rd Evan Thompson
U14 Boys Epee: U14 Girls Epee:
1st Rhys Jackson 1st Amelie Russell
2nd Cai Eastwood
3rd Charlie Wescott
3rd Oliver Wescott U12 Girls Foil:
6th Daniel Hill 1st Thandile Nash
U14 Boys Foil: U14 Girls Foil:
3rd Cai Eastwood 1st Amelie Russell
5th Oliver Wescott
8th Charlie Wescott U14 Girls Sabre:
2nd Amelie Russell
British Youth Championship Finals:
U12 Boys Epee: U12 Girls Epee:
33rd Iwan Chillery 10th Eloise Russell
U14 Boys Epee: U14 Girls Epee:
7th Rhys Jackson 7th Amelie Russell
50th Oliver Wescott
52nd Charlie Wescott
54th Cai Eastwood U14 Girls Sabre:
18th Amelie Russell
U14 Boys Foil: U14 Girls Foil:
40th Cai Eastwood 16th Amelie Russell
U12 Girls Foil:
Dunstan Foil and Epee:
U14 Girls: 1st Amelie Russell Combined U14: 1st Amelie Russell
U14 Boys: 3rd Oliver Wescott 7th Charlie Wescott
3rd Charlie Wescott 8th Oliver Wescott
U12 Boys: 5th Iwan Chillery (7th in the combined)
U12 Girls: 1st Eloise Russell (3rd in the combined)
Cocksmoor Woods Epee:
14th Iwan Chillery
Independent and Public Schools (IAPS)
Champion at Arms U14: Amelie Russell
Champion at Arms U11: Eloise Russell
Amelie Russell: U13 Girls Foil Silver: U13 Girls Epee Gold: U13 Girls Sabre Gold
Eloise Russell: U11 Girls Foil 9th : U11 Girls Epee Bronze : U11 Girls Sabre Silver
Champion at Arms Mount Haes: 3rd Amelie Russell
Amelie Russell: Mount Haes foil: 10th Mount Haes Epee: 5th Mount Haes Sabre: 10th
Challenge Wrateslava 2019: Poland International
U13 Boys Epee U15 Girls Epee
114th Rhys Jackson 142nd Amelie Russell
174th Cai Eastwood
U13 Boys Foil U15 Girls Foil
174th Cai Eastwood 119th Amelie Russell
Cadet British Ranking Epee Event: GBR Ranking
London BRC: 30th Amelie Russell
Cardiff BRC 1: 33rd Amelie Russell
Leon Paul BRC 1: 14th Amelie Russell
Cadet Nationals: Amelie Russell
Leon Paul BRC 2: 15th Amelie Russell
Cardiff BRC 2: 8th Amelie Russell
GBR Cadet Epee Ranking: Dec 2019: 15th Amelie Russell
London BRC: Rhys Jackson 32nd
Cardiff BRC 1: Rhys Jackson
Joint 34th Oliver Wecott & Charlie Wescott
36th Cai Eastwood
Leon Paul BRC 1: 33rd Rhys Jackson
Cadet Nationals: Rhys Jackson
Leon Paul BRC 2: Rhys Jackson
Cardiff BRC 2: Rhys Jackson 33rd
GBR Overall GBR Cadet Epee Ranking: Dec 2019:
Rhys Jackson 38th
Joint 50th Charlie Wescott, Oliver Wescott, 51st Cai Eastwood.
Welsh Youth League rankings:November 2019
Epee: U15 Girls (Welsh Youth League overall Victor 2019) 1st Place Amelie Russell
Top U11 Girl: Eloise Russell
2nd Rhys Jackson
4th place overall/ 2nd place U13 boy: Charlie Wescott (NB for Wrateslava he is U15)
5th place overall/3rd place U13 boy: Cai Eastwood (NB for Wrateslava he is U15)
6th place overall/4th place U13 boy: Oliver Wescott (NB for Wrateslava he is U15)
7th place overall/5th place U13 boy: Iwan Chillery (NB for Wrateslava he is U13)
8th place overall/6th place U13 boy: Henry Parry
8th Place overall/7th place U13 boy: Evan Thompson
8th Place overall/8th place U13 boy: Daniel Hill
8th place overall/8th place U11 boy: Danny James
Welsh Youth league rankings: Foil
2nd Place overall/1st place U15 girls: Amelie Russell
4th Place overall/1st place U11 girls: Thandile Nash
5th Place overall/2nd place U11 girls: Eloise Russell
6th Place overall/3rd place U13 boy: Cai Eastwood
Joint 15th Place overall/9th U13 boys: Charlie & Oliver Wescott
Welsh Youth League rankings: Sabre:
4th overall/ 2nd U11 girl: Eloise Russell
5th overall/2nd U15 girl: Amelie Russell
Even the Adults had things to celebrate in 2019.
GBR World Championship Cairo (Veteran) Individual Sabre: 24th
GBR Veteran ranking: Sabre: 4th Foil 17th : Epee:16th
GBR Senior Ranking Epee: 174th
GBR Senior Ranking Sabre: 115th
European Ranking (Veteran): Foil: 17th Sabre; 17th Epee: 42nd
World Ranking: Sabre 9th in age group and 24th overall.
Commonwealth Ranking (Veteran): 7th Foil, 18th Epee, 18th Sabre
Elite Epee Veterans: End of season
O8th Lyn Robinson: 10th Saskia Blair
Elite Epee (Millfield event): Bronze.
Wellington Senior Open; Sabre: 13th Matt Russell: Lyn Robinson: 3rd (Bronze)
Dunstan Veterans Foil (mixed): Lyn Robinson 5th
Dunstan Veterans Ladies Foil: Lyn Robinson 3rd (Bronze)
Dunstan Open Epee (Mixed): Saskia Blair 10th : Chris Wescott 13th
Dunstan Veterans Epee Ladies: Saskia Blair 5th
Dunstan Veterans Epee Mens: Chris Wescott 6th
Hampshire Open Sabre: 7th Lyn Robinson
Lyn Robinson: BVF Age groups: Sabre 4th
BVF Championships Sabre 7th
European Veterans Championships: Foil 17th, Sabre 17th, Epee 42nd
Congratulations to Amelie Russell 53rd out of 151 in the Epee Challenge Wrateslava event, Poland 22/3/18
Well done to Cai eastwood on acheiving 168 out of 203 in the Epee Challenge Wrateslava event, Poland 23/3/18
Leon Paul Junior Series Organised Events:
|LPJS Foil||LPJS Epee||LPJS Sabre|
Cornwall Foil 11/2/2018
Bristol Foil 17/2/2018
Durham Foil 24/3/2018
London Foil 7 - 8 /4/2018
WVF Welsh Foil 8/7/2018
Cornwall Epee 10/2/2018
Cardiff Epee 12/5/2018
Durham Epee 25/3/2018
Fairfield Epee 27/5/2018
Stratford Sabre 21/1/2018
London Sabre 4/2/2018
Cornwall Sabre 11/2/2018
Camden Sabre 13/5/2018
Congratulations to all Vale club members who competed on the GB LPJS series of events in 2017, acheiving some very creditable results and are all in the top 100 of the end of year rankings.
|U9 Epee||U11 Epee||U13 Epee||U15 Epee|
|Eloise Russell 3rd||Cai Eastwood 4th||Amelie Russell 8th||Dan Smith 38th|
|Phoebe Baker 8th||Oliver Wescott 16th||Ben Sutton 39th|
|Charlie Wescott 16th||Matthew Rebhan 55th|
|Joe Casey 20th|
|U9 Foil||U11 Foil||U13 Foil||U15 Foil|
|Eloise Russell 10th||Cai Eastwood 24th||Phoebe Baxter 38th||Dan Smith 67th|
|Phoebe Baker 22nd||Charlie Wescott 73rd||Amelie Russell 57th|
|Oliver Wescott 73rd|
For those wishing to compete the following sites are useful:
Leon Paul Junior Series: www.leonpauljuniorseries.co.uk
Elite epee junior series: www.eliteepee.com
Welsh Fencing: www.welshfencing.org
British Fencing: www.britishfencing.com
Welsh Fencing Organised Events:
British Youth Championships (BYC's) Qualifiers: Sports Wales, Welsh Institute of Sport, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
Sunday 11th February- Epee: Amelie Russell, Gold. Cai Eastwood, Gold.
Sunday 8th February - Sabre: Amelie Russell, Silver.
Sunday 25th February - Foil: Amelie Russell, Bronze, Cai Eastwood, Bronze, Charlie Wescott, Bronze.
Congratulations to the following, for attending (in some cases their first competion):
Sunday April 8th: Welsh Youth Foil: Eloise Russell, Gold. Amelie Russell, Bronze, Charlie Wescott, Silver, Cai Eastwood, Bronze.
Sunday April 15th: Welsh Youth Epee: Eloise Russell, Gold. Phoebe Baker, Silver. Rhys Amos, Gold, Danny James, Silver. Cai Eastwood, Silver, Christopher Rebhan, Bronze. Amelie Russell, Silver. Elis Rees, Gold. Cai Brookes, Silver, Matthew Rebhan, Bronze.
Sunday April22nd: Welsh Youth Sabre
British Fencing Organised Events:
U12/U14/U16/U18 BYC Finals: 5th,6th, 7th May (You must qualify to compete in this competition)
Congratulations to the following who have qualified for this event, we wish them every success:
Amelie Russell, Cai Eastwood, Charlie Wescott.
Sunday 25th February BYC U10 Epee Finals.
Congratulations to Eloise Russell acheiving a last eight placing at the U10 Epee British Youth Championships final, she now has a confirmed entry to the U12 event in 2019.
Sunday 22nd April BYC U10 Sabre finals: Good luck to Eloise Russell competing in this event.
Sunday 20th May BYC U10 Foil Finals: Good luck to Eloise Russell competing in this event.
Congratulations to Amelie Russell and Cai Eastwood on their selections for the U13 Welsh "Challenge Wrateslava" Squad for epee. We wish them every success at the event in March.
Congratulations to Matt Russell on his recent Sabre coaching qualification, please welcome Matt to the coaching team as our Sabre coach.
Congratulations to Eloise Russell on her Gold medal placement at the first U10 Elite Epee event of the 2018 season.
Congratulations also to Amelie Russell on her 12th place in her first outing in the older (U14)Elite Epee age category, she was one of the youngest attending.
Vale Fencing Club
The Vale Resort,
Hensol Park, Hensol.
Vale of Glamorgan.
Prior Booking is essential via Matt or Lyn at
Lyn Robinson at
Matt Russell at
or come for a "taster Session" this os only available on a Saturday morning from 0930-10.30am and pre-booking is essential with Lyn or Matt.
Chair: Lyn Robinson
Vice Chair & Secretary: Matt Russell
Treasurer/First Aid & Club Physio: Saskia Blair
Welfare Officers: Lynne Schoen & Richard Carbis
Cadets/Juniors interested in registering an interest to fence for Wales at the forthcoming Cadet/Junior CFF Commonwealth Fencing Championships to be held in Raipur, India during the August/Sept 2021 please visit the Welsh Fencing website to view the criteria and find out how to send an expression of interest in the selection day.
PBT at www.pbt-uk.com
The Fencing Shop at