Important Update to the Yorkshire Youth League

As part of the development of the Yorkshire Youth League, there are two important announcements for 2017.

Firstly, competitions that form part of the Yorkshire Youth League will now be open to adjacent region members (North East, East Midlands and North West). Any fencer of the correct age may enter in the same way as fencers from the Yorkshire Region.

Secondly, after careful consideration, we will no longer be running Under 16 age categories and the under 10 age categories will be split into separate Male and Female groups. This decision has not been taken lightly and follows a review of the Yorkshire Youth League as a whole. Numbers for the Under 16 categories over the past two years have been in decline while the Under 10 and Under 12 categories we have seen considerable increase. It also reflects the goal of the youth league to be an introductory series aimed at providing a pathway to competing in wider tournaments, nationally and internationally.

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