British Veterans Fencing (BVF) exists to promote and support fencing for people over 40 years old.
The National Veterans Association (NVA) was founded by Henry de Silva in 1987. NVA became BVF in 2010.
It is a separately constituted membership body providing a set of additional services to BF members which includes specific veteran competitions, newsletters and GBR selection. (To receive the benefits of BF membership including insurance and eligibility to compete fencers still need to be a member of BF)
Veterans fencing has four 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 which are either divided into individual age groups or open to all fencers over 40. BVF uses certain competitions to select fencers to represent Great Britain but veterans can also compete in smaller open competitions and team events.
England Veterans Fencing – Contact: Ev Van Gemeren
Welsh Veterans Fencing – Contact: Lyn Robinson
Scottish Veterans Fencing – Contact: Karen Grant
Ireland Veterans Fencing – Contact: Fiona Haldane
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