LATEST BVF NEWS
- Mike Norfolk OBE 1939-2021BVF is very sad to announce the death of Mike Norfolk after a long illness. Lyn Robinson writes: It is…
- New website for BVFThe Committee is very excited to launch a new website for BVF, showcasing what is available for veteran fencers in…
- Connie Adam 1927-2021It is with deep regret that we report that BVF life member Connie Adam has passed away at the age…
ABOUT THE BVF
British Veterans Fencing promotes and supports fencing for people over 40 years old.
Veterans fencing is split into age categories: Cat 1 (40-49 years old); Cat 2 (50-59 years old); Cat 3 (60-69 years old) and Cat 4 (70+).
Throughout the year BVF holds competitions, either divided into individual age groups or open to all fencers over 40. Certain competitions are used to select fencers to represent Great Britain but there are also smaller open competitions and team events. One thing common to all veteran events is a spirit of cameraderie and inclusivity.
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- BVF Championships 2020
- World Championships 2019
- Hampshire Veterans Open 2019
- West Midlands Open 2019
- Age Groups 2019
- BVF Championships 2019
- World Championships 2018
- Veterans Winton Cup 2018
- Hampshire Veterans Open 2018
- European Team Championships 2018
Membership to BVF is open to anyone who is passionate about fencing and is aged 40 or over.
Members have access to all BVF run competitions and may be selected to fence for Great Britain at the Veteran World Championships, Veteran European Championships or friendly international competitions.
BVF members will receive communications throughout the year via the newsletter and email bulletins keeping them briefed on the latest news in veteran fencing.
Members over 90 years old receive life membership!
A WORD FROM THE CHAIR
Hello and welcome to the British Veterans Fencing website!
I’m glad you’ve found us and I imagine that if you’ve made it this far down the page, then you might well be just the person we are looking for! So what can we offer you? Exercise that keeps your mind sharp and your body fit. A range of competitions and events to suit most fencers. A group of like-minded individuals to share experiences. A chance to represent your country in fencing at the highest level. Join BVF to take the next step on your fencing journey, I can’t wait to meet you!
Why do people join the Veterans? Everyone remarks on the spirit and the atmosphere at the competitions. This comes from our having a common love of fencing and interest in the skill of the sport. Vets have usually given up the regular competitive circuit but the fencing brain is still there as sharp as everHenry de Silva
British Fencing (BF) is the National Governing Body for the Olympic Sport of Fencing in the British Isles (excluding the Republic of Ireland)
The BF website is an incredible resource for fencers of all ages with information about local clubs, coaches, news, rules, events and more.
BF has membership levels for everyone interested in fencing from supporter to organiser to competitive fencer.
European Veterans Fencing facilitates the development of competitive veterans fencing in Europe
European Team Championships and Individual Championships are held in alternate years and each year EVF runs a hotly contested circuit of competitions throughout Europe in all three weapons to find the Veteran European Fencers of the Year.