About European Veterans Fencing
The main purpose of European Veterans Fencing is to facilitate the development of competitive veterans fencing in Europe. All European fencers, men and women, of age 40 years and above, regardless of experience and ability, are very welcome to join us via their national federation or veterans association.
From its tentative beginning in 1991 the European Veterans Fencing movement has gone from strength to strength. European Team Championships are held in even numbered years and individual Championships in odd numbered years. These championships, though hotly contested, are always conducted in the spirit of fair-play and comradeship. Many participants are delighted to rediscover old friendships and make new acquaintances during the events.
Veterans Fencing in Europe is recognised by the European Fencing Confedation (EFC) and the International Fencing Federation (FIE). The newly created Veterans Fencing Circuit has recognised designated regional competitions where fencers throughout Europe may compete and accrue ranking points leading to the crowning of EVF Fencers of the year in each weapon and age category.
Following the success of Veterans Fencing in Europe it has now spread worldwide with FIE World Veterans Fencing Championships being held every year and the standard of fencing becoming higher and more contested.
The success of our Veterans movement demonstrates Fencing’s “Sport for Life” ethic and the very positive outcomes this has for older athletes.
Caryl Oliver, President, European Veterans Fencing