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.
2 September 2018
Some upcoming local adult (over 13) competitions. All friendly and have been won by Reading fencers before. [The Hampshire Open ](https://www.southhampshirefencing.co.uk/hampshire-open/) 29/9/2018 [The Bedford Open](https://bedfordfencingclub.co.uk/bedford-open) 7/10/18 [Southern Region Championships](http://southernfencing.org.uk/) 28/10/2018 website no updated yet [The Sussex Open](http://www.sussexfencing.org/index.php/component/jlticketcenter/tickets/43) 3/11/2018 [The Berks, ... [read more]
12 August 2018
Sunday 2nd September 2018 10am - approx 4pm. Adult (over 16yrs) Social Development Day including Buffet Lunch and fun Competition in Memory of Joan Mason who recently passed away. Entry available soon on Southern’s website. To be held at St Gabriel's School, Newbury, there will be a little light training in the morning, following lunch a fun competition for all weapons, wine for winners. Cost £18 including lunch. David Lichfield will be around to PAT test club/regional kit and will... [read more]
8 August 2018
An away match has been arranged for Friday 5th October 2018, hosted by Egham FC. Teams from Morley FC will also be fencing, so there should be plenty of fencing. Fencing is due to start at 7.30pm and is open to all fencers. Egham FC's venue is Spelthorne Leisure Centre, Knowle Green, Staines, TW18 1AJ. If you are interested, please either email the club or speak to Phil at the club.
19 July 2018
Please be advised of the development and construction plans for the new MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area) at Reading Blue Coat School, which now has a start date of Monday 30 July. The project is thought to take between 8-10 weeks to complete, and as a result there will be disruption potentially up until October half-term if there is any additional time required. Certainly up until the start of the new school term at the beginning of September, the whole access road outside the front of the sports... [read more]
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.
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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