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.
18 September 2017
A club match will be held at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) on Wednesday 29th November. The relay team format will be used. This match is only open to intermediate fencers, i.e. less than 2 years experience. Full details will follow soon, but if you are interested, please save the date for now and let us know by emailing the club or speaking to Phil.
18 September 2017
There will be U14 and U18 team epee events held on Sunday 8th October in Swindon. As always, RFC will cover the cost of entry fees, but if you are interested then you need to let the club know ASAP and pay a £10 deposit. The deposit will be refunded provided you turn up and fence. The closing date for expressing your interest AND paying the deposit is Wednesday 27th September. The latest check-in times will be confirmed nearer to the competition by the organisers. The venue is Play Footbal... [read more]
28 July 2017
Well done Gregor MacLeod, Gabi Smythe and Alain Barbasiewicz who won the Junior, Ladies, and Men's trophies respectively in this years club competition.
Gregor also won the prize in the club competition this month Full results can be found here.
25 July 2017
A small Leon Paul mask was left at the club last Wednesday. If it's yours, please let us know by either emailing RFC or speaking to a committee member.
16 June 2017
We will be holding our 2017 AGM on Wednesday 19 July. The agenda and appendices can be found here. As in previous years we will start as soon after 1930hrs as possible with food and refreshments available, and then fencing as normal as soon as the meeting has finished. Nominations to join the committee are welcome – either by email beforehand or indeed in person on th... [read more]
|Normal fencing||Improver Lesson (1930-2000hrs) alongside free fencing|
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|Normal fencing||Improver Lesson (1930-2000hrs) alongside free fencing||Taster Session for 1st Ufton Nervet Scout Group|
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