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.
20 May 2018
Well done Steve Bateman who is the new Southern Region epee champion. Also competing were Phil Barbasiewicz and Dave Hillier who reached the quarter finals and William Hoodless who went out in the last 32.
15 May 2018
RFC's kit is ready to order via the British Fencing Club Portal. The direct link you need is: http://www.britishfencingshop.com/reading-fencing-club.html. The portal means that you can order and pay online for your order whenever you want – with the added benefit that you don’t have to pester me Please be aware that the supplier needs to order our in copies of our Club logo so, to begin, the first orders m... [read more]
8 May 2018
Congratulations to Lewie Jackson who wins the prize in this months club competition. Full results can be found here
26 April 2018
A few reminders and news items to bring to your attention as follows:
1. RFC's 70th birthday lunch takes place this Sunday (29th April) at Thames Lido in Reading, near the train station. Full details have previously been announced. There is still space if anyone is interested to attend. Please just let us know and also pay a £20 deposit. The club is putting money towards the bar which we are hoping will cover the drinks and mean you need pay no more than the £20.
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18 April 2018
Date: Sunday, 22nd April
Venue: St Gabriel’s School, Newburyl
You can turn up on the day but please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know that you are coming
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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