Veterans Home International 2015 – The Justin Smith Trophy

This was the 9th time the event had been held and we were back in Wales where it first started. The venue was Sophia gardens, the National Sports Centre over the weekend 18/19 April. Again England dominated the event winning all weapons except women’s foil where Scotland took the honours. Many of the matches were close and the competition fierce, however, there is always a great atmosphere with much vocal support. On Saturday night there was a dinner with a raffle which raised £800 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

It was good to see Adrian Griffin and Nigel Fancourt completing their collection of representative honours having fenced earlier in their careers for England at School and Senior level.

Many thanks to Wales for organising the event and we look forward to hosting next year in Newcastle.

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