2018 Youth 5 Nations, Cardiff

Scottish Fencing is hoping to send a squad of fencers to 2018 Youth 5 nations being held at the Cardiff Met University.

The dates are 1 and 2 September with individual championships on the Saturday and Team matches the next day.

Following the recent Cadet and Junior Commonwealth Championships we recognise that the same squad of fencers might not be able to afford another trip away so are considering opening this event to less experienced fencers who would welcome the opportunity to represent Scotland.

A final decision as to who is selected – whether it is a development event or for higher ranked fencers is still under consideration. However due to the short time scale we are asking for notes of interest.

If your athlete is interested in attending this weekend it is not going to be cheap. Costs for entry and accommodation are £180 and that is before travel costs, a contribution to staff costs and possibly another nights accommodation if there are no feasible transport options to Scotland on the Sunday evening. Please also refer to the selection criteria below.

If your fencer is interested and wishes to put their name forward please email admin@scottish-fencing.com with their contact email address, their name age and weapon they compete in. Please send your emails by noon 6 August.  

Selection criteria:

Each home nation can select four athletes per weapon. To be eligible:

  • Fencers must be born 2000-2004 (over 13 and under 18 at the start of the calendar year)
  • The same athletes must compete in both the individual and team events
  • also see Scottish selection elgibility criteria using this link here

We would also welcome notes of interest from support staff. We would need a minimum of 4 staff with a mix of gender and weapon coaches so please let us know which weapon and ages you normally coach and a brief note about your experience of coaching at junior/cadet team events.