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Coaching Day
15th of July at Cardiff Academy
aimed at all coaches or aspiring coaches sign up on the Welsh fencing Website or follow the link.

Commonwealth Team - Afternoon Tea Fundraiser

On the 15th of July Cardiff Academy will be hosting a special afternoon tea, to support our wonderful young fencers representing Wales at the Junior & Cadet Commonwealths next month! This promises to be a fun event and a great opportunity for everyone to support the team members. Enjoy a selection of sweet and savoury scones, homemade cakes, sandwiches, and of course pots of tea or coffee, all for just £10 a ticket. Plus there will be a raffle where you can win some fantastic prizes! There are three sittings so pick a time to suit you and either buy tickets from a team member in club, or on the link below, making sure you say which fencer your supporting. To add multiple tickets click 'add to cart' and then adjust the quantity on the PayPal page

Some places still available for CHILDREN at our Sister club Celtic Sword Fencing Academy visit

A great weekend for Team Celtic and Team Wales at the British Veterans Fencing Championships held this weekend,17th-18th April, in Cardiff at the Sport Wales National Centre. Catherine Bowd fenced in both ladies Foil and Epee competition and Gareth Law, Celtic Sword Club coach, was part of the men’s Epee team while also the Welsh team manager. Both Celtic Sword Club fencers, based at Llandarcy Academy of Sport came away with a bronze medals in both the ladies and men’s Epee competitions. After a very competitive competition England came away with the Championship cup and will hold next years BVF Home Nations in Newcastle

12th April 2015 ... Two of our junior fencers from our MINI club, Lewys Evans and Oliver Williams finished 13th and 21st in the Under 10s British Youth Championships, beating lots of fencers from the more fashionable "Epee" clubs!

Two of our members Cath and Gareth were competing at the British Veterans Fencing Chapionships over the weekend, no medals this time but we beat all local competition!

We send 6 of our MINI fenecers to Cardiff to compete in the British Youth Qualifiers (EPEE) in Cardiff and 5 of them get through to compete in the finals in Sheffield! We then send a further 8 to the FOIL qualifiers and 2 more qualify! A total of 7 of our MINI fencers will now go to Sheffield to compete and another 7 will compete in the under 10s British Championships!

The club has recently seen a bit of a surge in SABRE fencing and has purchased a great deal of new sabre kit to allow the beginners to try sabre at no cost! The club PROVIDES EVERYTHING NEEDED!

As of 1/3/15 - Our Juniors have won 33 medals at Welsh Competitions so far ths year! 2015 is proving to be a very good year for Celtic Sword!!!!!!!

We still have a few competitions to go this season, so we expect more!

Celtic members success at the Commonwealth Veterans Fencing Chapionships 2014.......

Members of Celtic Sword club have returned following a successful Commonwealth Veterans Fencing Championship in Largs Scotland between the 15th and 19th of November. The event was attended by 13 countries and close to 300 fencers.
Celtic epeeist, Catherine Bowd fenced superbly to reach the final 16 in the ladies epee. Catherine then went on to to captain the Welsh Ladies Epee team who were placed 6th.
Catherine’s husband, Neil Bowd, who only started fencing on one of our beginner’s courses earlier this year with Celtic Sword club based at Llandarcy Sports Academy, and picking up a sabre within the last 6 month, achieved a podium place with a combined men’s Sabre B team.
Celtic Club coach Gareth Law reached the direct elimination of the final 64 in both the men’s foil and epee. Gareth was also a member of the Welsh Epee B team who achieved a joint 3rd place in the team challenge, and the 4th member of Welsh foil team who were placed 5th.

The next Welsh Veterans Fencing event will be in Cardiff in April 2015 when Wales host the home Nations Championship


On the 30th November there is a foil competition in Cardiff
- Welsh Youth Foil!
It is an ager range competition, under 10s, under 12s, under 14s, under 16s and under 18s.

We currently have 6 entries from the club, get your entry in now on the Welsh Fencing website!

Referee training............

Welsh fencing is holding a referee training session on 23rd November in Cardiff. The course is for level 1 or 2 and at Foil or Epee! You will be taught everything you need to know, then assessed by a qualified referee at the following weeks competition. You will then be a FULLY QUALIFIED REFEREE ON PASSING! - See Steve for details, we hope to have 3 or 4 members attand the course so that we have plenty of QUALIFIED referees at the club!


In December Gareth will be running the club one hit epee competition that he runs every year. A fun competition for everyone to enter. SEE GARETH!

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