On behalf of European Veterans Fencing it is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 2018 European Team Championships in Alkmaar.
We are looking forward to welcoming over 100 teams from 20 countries which represents the largest annual gathering of Veteran Fencers in Europe. Fencing veterans play an important role in the development of our sport. Lifelong and newly developed rivalries played out in an atmosphere which demonstrates that fencing is a sport that can be enjoyed by everyone of all ages and locations. The European Team Championships provide a great opportunity for veteran fencers at all levels to discover the warmth and friendship within a highly competitive atmosphere that explains the continued growth of Veterans Fencing throughout Europe and the rest of the World.
This year we will all be enjoying Dutch hospitality in Alkmaar. I congratulate Sonja Lendi and the Alkmaar 2018 Organising Committee on the enormous work they have accomplished in staging these Championships and look forward to celebrating the next group of European Veteran Team Fencing Champions.
Caryl Oliver – President European Veterans Fencing