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.
16 July 2018
Our 2018 Annual General Meeting is being held this Wednesday. You can view the agenda, last year's minutes, and the various reports by clicking here. We'll have a few copies available on the night, however, please bring your own or save paper and view it on your smartphone/tablet.
16 July 2018
Many fencers that have taken part in our local county and regional competitions will likely have come across Joan Mason. Volunteering well into her 70s, Joan passed away recently at the age of 90. The funeral will be held next Tuesday, 24 July, at Slough Crematorium at 1030hrs and is open for anyone to attend.
13 July 2018
Please be aware that the above event planned for this Sunday at St Gabriel's School has been postponed due to entry levels and a welfare issue (summer temperatures). You should check the SR website for any updates on when future events take place.
10 July 2018
As UK Sport looks ahead to Paris 2024 with a new public consultation, the athletes within the sports, including fencing, cast aside by UK Sport’s current investment policy have little hope for change. Your say in this consultation (link here) will influence how the sport's athletes are supported in the future. For the full BFA CEO's letter in full, click [read more]
22 June 2018
There were three RFC teams who travelled to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) for the first in another round of club matches. The RFC fencers were – Chris Smith, Mike Smith, James Radford (RFC A), Rathish Punneli, Niall Maynard, Lewis Jackson (RFC B), Ashlee Grainger, Chris Pyrah, Josh Jackson (RFC C). There were two rounds of team relay matches, with the RFC teams winning all but one match. RFC A won their final match against RMAS A in a very tight affair by 45-40, where both... [read more]
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