The Flying Friendship Cup

This is an international invitational club competition inaugurated with an airline theme (see Andrew Brown's history link). In 2011 the founder clubs recognised that they and their members now have at best only tenous links to any airline. Up until then Wellesbourne Sword Club fielded teams under the pseudonym "British Airways". In view of the many friendships made, both recently and over many years, it was decided to continue the competition under the same name and principles but dropping the airline connection. By doing this it is our hope that this unique international, invitational, inter-club team event will continue for many years, outliving the current participants and their clubs, to encourage our newer and younger members to fence abroad, making new friends and exploring each others' countries.

The Flying Friendship Cup takes it in turns to visit the host's home country. In 2013 Wellesbourne Sword Club hosted the competition in High Wycombe and won for the first time in 20 years. See the Past Winners link for other results. It will be Les Duellistes turn to host the 2015 event so we will be going to Paris to compete on Saturday 30th May 2015. Please see the details on the FFC 2015 link and contact the Team Captain, Sylvia, if you would like to come either as a team member, an individual fencer or just for the fun.

The competition is traditionally held around on a Saturday around the last week of May or first week in June. There is a Gala Dinner and prize-giving on the same Saturday evening with each host club doing its best to find a venue to outdo the one before!

WE WON THE CUP!



Wellesbourne Sword Club's 2nd team (BA2) won the trophy in 2013 for the first time in 20 years.