RFC is one of the biggest fencing clubs in the UK. We have a number of strong fencers but the Club also has a good social atmosphere, perfect for those just wanting a bit of fun and exercise away from the gym.
8 August 2016
We have been contacted by BBC Radio Berks who are looking at doing a feature on fencing. It is TOMORROW MORNING - venue to be confirmed but it will either be at our regular venue, or at their base in Caversham Park. Timings will be from 0700hrs if at Blue Coats, or from 0900hrs if from Caversham Park. A great chance to be on air and to advertise not only our club but the sport as a whole If you are available please email us ASAP!!
7 August 2016
Did you know that fencing is one of only four sports to have featured at every one of the modern Olympic Games since 1896*. With the Games in Rio well underway, our sport is hot in the press right now; check out BBC articles here and here. The full BBC schedule for fencing is available here. ... [read more]
6 August 2016
To all members: we have put together a survey to gather feedback on the club competition and a planned summer event for next year. Links to each part are below: Part 1 – Club Competition Part 2 – Summer Event Part 3 – Any Other Comments We would be grateful if you could fill in your answers by Wednesday 21 September.
29 July 2016
Congratulations to Ben Schneider and James Russell who have been selected for the England team for the UK School Games.
26 June 2016
As a reminder we will be having our Annual General Meeting this Wednesday (20 July). We will start as close to 1945hrs as possible, with fencing as normal as soon as the meeting closes. There will be snacks / light refreshments available but please do bring your own to share!
|Normal fencing||Normal fencing||Leon Paul Summer Epee Open|
|Normal fencing||Improver Lesson (1930-2000hrs) alongside free fencing|
Our beginners course is open to people of all ages from 9 upwards. It is a structured set of 8 lessons over 8 weeks that will finish with taking the internationally recognised Grade 1 Épée Assessment.
The immediately course specially designed by our international Olympic fencers and runs over 5 weeks. It delivers more advanced techniques ranging from tactics to sports psychology. It will put you in perfect shape for joining the club as a fun member. Training does not finish there, one-to-one training with our dedicated coaches is available.
The club meets twice a week all year round at Blue Coats School in Reading.
Wednesday is the main club night with around 12 pistes for adults and 2 pistes for juniors. One-to-one lessons are available with our dedicated coaches. We are also connected to PBT and other fencing businesses which provided discounted equipment.
Once a month our club runs a competition so you can see how you are improving. The club regularly attends a variety of junior and senior level competitions around the country.
It is no co-incidence that Reading Fencing club is the best in the region. Our club of 100 members is run by ex-international fencers of all ages.
"Fencing is an excellent sport to improve lower body strength and speed, as well as hand-eye coordination, Fencing also develops agility and flexibility and is probably most similar to many of the martial arts in terms of the collection of skills it requires." Jason Rogers, Olympic Silver Medalist