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AGM

Fri 14 June 2019

RFC’s 2019 AGM will be held on Wednesday 17th July, starting at 1930. Normal fencing will resume after the AGM has ended.

There will be elections held for the various club positions and you can submit your nomination forms in advance, or even put yourself forward on the night.


University of Herts Study

Thu 6 June 2019

The University of Hertfordshire are looking to recruit fencers for a research study this summer. The main aim of the study is whether cooling interventions between DE fights can improve/maintain fencing performance.

The study would require 3 visits to the university of Hertfordshire’s Human Performance Testing Centre.

They are looking for: Male epee fencers aged between 18-50.

For taking part in the research fencers will receive £20 in Amazon Vouchers upon completing all 3 trials, and the uni will enter everyone into a prize draw to win one of the cooling vests at the end of the study (worth £60).

From taking part the fencers will: - Identify a cooling intervention that can benefit performance during competition. - Gain physiological data about fencing performance in the laboratory. - Take part in a novel research in fencing to enhance our understanding of improving fencing performance.

If you have any questions you are welcome to contact one of the PhD students on l.oates@herts.ac.uk or 07739465867.

The UH ethics protocol number is aLMS/PGR/UH/03617(1)


May Club Competition

Tue 28 May 2019

Congratulations Gregor Macleod who wins the prize in this months club competition. The full results can be found here.


We’re on the Radio!

Tue 14 May 2019

Check us out - Lewie Jackson and Alain Barbasiewicz on BBC Radio Berks earlier this evening.

Click here to go direct to the podcast and listen online. We are pretty much bang on 2hrs in (2:06:26 to be precise):


April Club Competition

Tue 23 April 2019

Congratulations James Radford who wins the prize in this months club competition. The full results can be found here.


Parking at RBCS Sports Hall

Thu 28 March 2019

This is another polite reminder to all fencers that no car parking is allowed in the area immediately outside the sports hall (marked as a yellow no parking zone). The area should be kept clear at all times for emergency use, unless you are just dropping off equipment, after which your vehicle should be moved to the main car park.

Fencers should only park in the main car park. As you can appreciate, RFC wants to maintain a good relationship with the school, especially given we are essentially paying guests, so it is both courteous and proper to respect any conditions attached to our use of the school’s facilities, no matter how small they may seem to you, as these conditions are attached to the club’s continued use of the facilities.


Southern Region GB Cup Qualifier

Mon 25 March 2019

The Southern Region’s GB Cup Qualifiers are being held on Sunday 28 April at St Gabriel’s in Newbury, at all weapons.

A link to the competition entry will be available on the SR website by the end of March at http://southernfencing.org.uk

Please note that whilst you may enter more than weapon for the Qualifiers, if you qualify from SR in two or more weapons then you would only be able to compete in one weapon at the GB Cup itself that is due to be held in Nottingham on Saturday 22 June.

The full entry criteria for the GB Cup can be found at https://www.britishfencing.com/the-gb-cup-2019 but in brief the conditions you need to meet are as follows:

  1. You are aged 16 or over on 1 January 2019.
  2. You are ranked outside the top 50 of the National Senior rankings for WF, WE, WS and MS, or outside the top 80 of the ME and MF rankings at 1 January 2019.
  3. You have never been selected by BF, home nation or other national equivalents to represent their nation at any level.
  4. You have never won a Senior Open event.
  5. Fencers may only enter the Regional Qualifying event in the Region specified on their BF membership.
  6. A fencer can only fence one qualifying event per season.
  7. A fencer can only enter the GB Cup in one weapon.
  8. Fencers must be UK residents.


March Club Competition

Tue 19 March 2019

Congratulations Maxim Tankaria who wins the prize in this months club competition. The full results can be found here.


February Club Competition

Wed 6 March 2019

Congratulations Lewie Jackson who has won the prize as top club member in this months club competition. Full results are here.


RFC teams victorious in home match against Egham & Morley

Thu 28 February 2019

RFC hosted teams from Egham and Morley in a return leg match. The RFC fencers were Steven Bateman, Philippe Barbasiewicz & Ashlee Grainger (RFC A), Lewie Jackson, Eda Onay & Leslie MacDonald (RFC B).

The RFC A team made a strong start, winning their first match against Morley B by 45 hits to 27. In their next match against Morley A, they again proved too strong and won 45-31. In their last match of the evening against Egham, the scores were even at 7-all after the first two bouts, but RFC soon built up a commanding lead to win 43-24.

RFC B had a slow start in the first bout of their match against Egham, but came from 4-3 down to have a lead of 25-18 at the halfway point, eventually winning 45-30. RFC B led strongly from the start of their next match against Morley B, winning 45-36. Their match against Morley A was by far the closest match of the whole evening, with the RFC team maintaining a lead of 5 hits for most of the match and finishing as victors by 45 hits to 42.

Well done to all our fencers.