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 (

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Veterans Fencing video


Latest news on veterans' fencing below...


  • 27 Aug 2014

    Some more video footage - 


  • 27 Aug 2014

    If you only watch one video from CVFC 2012, this is the one to watch:

    It's quite close early on, and as the Scotland lead stretches further ahead, it's inspiring to see...

  • 27 Aug 2014

    Updates to include all fights in our Men's Epee match against Canada:

  • 27 Aug 2014

    Video of this match is at

    I was a bit slow and economical in movements due to injury, but Mark and Paul were a bit more dynamic!

  • 27 Aug 2014

    Congratulations to Barry Coulter, Julian Ghosh and Paul Donaldson for taking Gold for Scotland in the Men's Sabre at the Commonwealth Veterans Fencing Championships 2012 in Singapore, crowning a series of outstanding achievements by all Scotland's sabreurs. Well done!

  • 27 Aug 2014

    Further success in the Commonwealth Veterans Championships for Scotland and this time it was the Mens Sabre, with Julian Ghosh lifting a well-deserved Age Group Gold as well as winning overall Silver, to stand proudly beside Barry Coulter who took overall Bronze. 



  • 12 Feb 2013

    Viv Frith has won the first medals for Scotland, gaining Bronze in the overall Ladies Sabre and Gold in her age-group, regaining the title she won in 2009 in Jersey. Well done to Viv, and good luck to all the squad in the next days' events.

    Full results are posted at...

  • 27 Aug 2014

    Overal Score

    • England 16
    • Wales 9
    • Scotland 8
    • Ireland 3


    Results from Saturday

    Men's Sabre

    Eng v Wal45-30 Sco v Ire...
  • 6 Apr 2012


    Royal Armouries, Leeds

    21st – 22nd  April


    This is the sixth year of the Veterans 4 Nations to compete for the Justin Smith Trophy, which this year is in Leeds at the Royal Armouries.
    The competition is all 6...

  • 17 Mar 2018

    Weapon Captains are appointed by the Scotland Veterans Team Manager. They select team members based on results achieved in the 12 months prior to the event, as at 2, 3 or 4 months (see below*) before the event, with those results weighted by - initially - external bodies, then by how tough...