Veterans Fencing

Who? Over-40's (UK, Commonwealth & European events); Over-50's (World Veteran Championships)

Competitions: Celtic challenge (team); 4-nations (team); Commonwealth Veterans Championships (ind & team); European and World Veterans (ind & team); most open competitions also have prizes for best veteran performer

Contact: (new fencers) your local club or Scottish Fencing (some of our best fencers started as veterans)

Contact: Karen Grant (

More Information


Veterans Fencing video


Commonwealth Veteran Fencing Championships 2016

17th to 20th November 2016 - Team selection will be based on rankings issued on 1st June to allow time for travel and accommodation bookings.


Latest news on veterans' fencing below...


  • 17 Mar 2018

    The following fencers have been selected to represent Scotland at this year's Veteran's 4 Nations Match to be held in April at Glasgow Caledonian University.

    Men's Foil

    • Mike McKay (Captain)
    • Nick Mort
    • Paul Stanbridge
    • Kevin...
  • 5 Mar 2018

    Big successes at the Veteran Age Group qualifier this week for Scottish fencers qualifying them for the European team championships in the Netherlands. For those who won gold, there is also a guaranteed place for the World Championships in Livorno Italy in October.


  • 1 Jun 2017

    Mike McKay finishes 8th! Great Britain won 2 gold, 4 silver and 10 bronze medals at the 2017 European Veteran Fencing Championships - a very successful event! 

    The Championships (individual) are...

  • 3 Jul 2017

    England 1, Scotland 2, Ireland 3, Wales 4 - Scotland won gold in Women's Foil.

    This year Ireland were the hosts and the event was held in Dalkey, south of Dublin with the Saturday night gala dinner being held in the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire.

    For the...

  • 30 May 2017

    Congratulations to all the Scots who took part in the British Veterans Championships in Manchester on the 4th and 5th of March.

    Scottish medal winners were


    • Sheila Anderson (Cat 3 Womens Foil) 
    • Michelle Narey (Cat 2 Women's Sabre...
  • 24 Feb 2017

    The following fencers have been selected to represent Scotland at this year's Veteran's 4 Nations Match in May near Dublin.


    Women's Foil

    • Sheila Anderson (Captain)
    • Maria Cabrelli
    • Helen Pitt
    • Marie Steele
    • ...
  • 25 Jan 2017

    This year’s Veterans 4 Nation match will be held in Ireland on Saturday 6th May near Dublin with all events being held on one day.  Due to the increased cost of booking travel and the availability of hotels, the selection date for the Scottish Veterans for this event will be Monday...

  • 14 Jan 2017

    This year's Veterans 4 Nations match will be organised by the Irish Fencing federation.  It will be held in Daley (on the coast near Dublin) with all matches held on Saturday 6th May.

    There will be a Gala Dinner in evening at the Royal St George Yacht Club.


  • 17 Jan 2017

    Our Scottish Fencing Veterans team are competing in the Commonwealth Veteran Fencing Championships 2016 being held in Christchurch, New Zealand.

    Scottish Medals

  • 27 Sep 2016

    The Veterans' Winton Cup is an annual team event, with teams representing various regions around Britain.  Scotland has never managed to provide a team but was invited to join the North Britain team a few years ago.  

    After several years of receiving the "wooden spoon...