30 October 2019
We have recently received the bad news that Harry Jones has passed away.
A number of you will know him from over the years as being very much dedicated to fencing, coaching in the Southern Region for many years right up to the end, he is a real loss to fencing. He was always willing to volunteer and it is thanks to people like Harry that fencing can be accessible to people.
Harry’s funeral will take place on Monday 11 November 2019 at 12.30pm at the Chilterns Crematoriu... [read more]
22 October 2019
Details of our Christmas social on 4 December are now confirmed.
Check out details here and reserve your place!
9 October 2019
Well done Phil B who wins the prize in this months club competition. The full results can be found here
8 October 2019
An away match will take place with Egham and Morley fencing clubs on Friday 8th November, hosted by Egham (Spelthorne Leisure Centre, Knowle Green, Staines, Middlesex, TW18 1AJ).
Fencing will start by 7.30pm. The relay system will be used.
If you are interested in fencing, please either email the club or speak to Phil. Lifts to and from the match can probably be arranged if needed.
2 October 2019
Age Group Team Competition - 20th October - in Swindon
All teams are of 3 fencers (can be four - to swap one in for a whole match). They can be boys and or girls or mixed.
There are 2 age groups: U18s – those who are 14-17 on 31 Dec 2019, using size 5 epees U14s - those who are 11-13 on 31 Dec 2019 using size 2 epees
Eda Onay is already interested in the U18 event but it would be great to have teams in both categories; the Club will pay the entry fee.
If yo... [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