These are the minutes from the British Fencing North West Region Annual General Meeting held on 11th June 2016 at the Manchester Fencing Centre.
The 2016 North West Region Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 11th June at 9am at The Manchester Fencing Centre, Osborne Mill, Waddington Street, Oldham OL9 6QH.
Nominations are being taken for places on the NW Committee (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, NW Winton Cup Team Captain, NWJS Coordinator, Regional Development Officer, Welfare Officer, Web Officer)
Nominees do not have to be members of British Fencing, if you look at the Constitution just someone who is "affiliated" to the Region ( parent of a NW fencer for example).
All nominations must have a Proposer and seconder and be with the agreement of the person being nominated.
Please return the following information to the Liz Chinn, the EFNWR Secretary.
BFA Number or method of affiliation to the Region:
Also if you have any items for the Agenda then please send them to Liz Chinn, the EFNWR Secretary.
Please note that the closing date for any nominations or agenda items is 1st June 2016.
These are the results of the 2015 Regional Championships which took place at West View Leisure Centre in Preston on the 28th June 2015.
1. Thomas Phillips-Langley
2. Mark Ellis-Dears
3. Oscar Nesirky3. Roman Seniuk
Best Veteran – Mark Ellis-Dears
Best U17 – Oscar Nesirky
1. Kati Archer
2. Katie Spruce
Best Veteran – Kati Archer
1. Dominic Paul
2. David Parry
3. Chris Anwyl
3. Chris Heaps
Best Veteran – Chris Heaps
Best U17 – Dominic Paul
1. Jasmine Heaps
2. Anna Hills
3. Iracema Leroi
Best Veteran – Iracema Leroi
1. Stuart Marshall
2. James Edwards
3. Thomas Edwards
3. Drew Thornley
Best Veteran – David Taylor & Andrew Thornley
Best U17 – James Edwards
1. Yvonne Walls
2. Olivia Dunne
3. Alice Moore
Best Veteran – Yvonne Walls
Best U17 – Olivia Dunne
These are the minutes from the EGM held at Body and Mind Gym, Liverpool on 5th April 2014
Liz Chinn, Juliana Christianson, Stuart Marshall, Caleb McCarthy, Keith McCarthy, Nicholas Murphy, Andrew Thornley, Mavis Thornton
Liz Chinn, the BFNWR Secretary, explained the reason for the change to the constitution – Item 12.ii states that the financial year shall end on 30th June, however the AGM is to convene in May or June each year (Item 10.i), thus the accounts presented at the AGM would be a year out of date, not allowing for accurate and timely decision making. It was proposed that the financial year shall end on 31st May.
The adoption of the amendment to the constitution was then put to the vote. All present voted in favour of the proposal. A proxy vote in favour had already been received from Yvonne Walls.
The North West Regional Championships are being held on Sunday 22nd June at West View Leisure Centre, Preston. Online registration is now available at http://www.nw-fencing.org.uk/index.php/tournaments/regional-championships/online-entry
Once again there are competitions for Mens Foil, Womens Foil, Mens Epee, Womens Epee, Mens Sabre and Womens Sabre.
There is a Mens Master at Arms trophy and a Womens Master at Arms trophy. There are also medals for the Best Veteran and Best Cadet in each competition.
You may enter for more than one weapon; discounts are available for 2 and 3 weapon entry.
The North West Regional Championships are held over one day in a weekend in June and are open to all fencers who live or train in the North West Region.
There are competitions for Mens Foil, Womens Foil, Mens Epee, Womens Epee, Mens Sabre and Womens Sabre.
There is a Mens Master at Arms trophy and a Womens Master at Arms trophy.
There are also medals for the Best Veteran and Best Cadet in each competition.
We are an open club, welcoming fencers from other clubs and beginners alike.
Our Beginners courses run 3 times a year, starting each term (January, April and September). They are designed to teach the basic techniques of foil fencing, the rules of the sport and how to fence safely. Should you wish to join our beginners course please contact us for further details.
We also welcome more experienced fencers either as club members or just for the occasional night's fencing.
We have a frame for wheelchair fencing and a couple of paralympic fencers train with us. If you are interested in joining the club or even just coming down to find out what we're all about and how we work then please contact us for further information.