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.
19 October 2016
Wellington College is running a training camp in half term for pentathlon, let by Pentathlon GB Pathway Coach, Russell North. There will be a big focus on fencing, with the sessions being run by Alain, and the camp will also be useful for athletic development and fitness. Click here for further details.
18 October 2016
This year the RFC Christmas meal will be on Monday 19th December at 6.30pm at Bill's in Reading (https://bills-website.co.uk/restaurants/reading/). All are welcome, but there is a separate Christmas event being organised for the juniors. If you would like to join us, please confirm your attendance by Monday 5th December by emailing your menu choices to Verity (firstname.lastname@example.org) and paying a £5 cash deposit to Dave Hillier or a ... [read more]
11 October 2016
We have just had word from OFC that they do not have enough fencers for our friendly match scheduled for tomorrow (12 October). We will have regular training alongside Mick's group lesson as usual; the match with Oxford will be rescheduled and we will announce the new date as soon as confirmed.
11 October 2016
Well done Al Barbasiewicz who wins the prize in this month's club competition. Also Lee Ormerod who now tops the leader board. Full results here.
7 October 2016
The county fencing championships are being held in Langley (just down the M4) on the 20th of November. This is small friendly competition normally won by someone from the club and is an ideal first competition. You can enter on line here https://bf.sport80.com/events. More information can be found here http://www.sloughopen.org/bbofencin... [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