Reading Fencing clubs is always active with competitions against ourseleves and other clubs in the region.
We are sad to report that Peter Whiteside - who used to coach at RFC for many years as some will know - passed away yesterday.
He had been unwell for some time, unfortunately he recently contracted Covid-19 and it was to be his last battle. Those of you who will have known Pete would know he made an important contribution to RFC, without whom, the club would not be what it is now.
RIP Pete, our condolences go out to his family.
As you will have seen from elsewhere on our website, we are currently closed due to the COVID-19 virus, so we do not know when we can re-start our popular beginners’ courses. We are still open ‘virtually’ though for enquiries and would be pleased to provide information to anyone that is interested in fencing and would like information on our courses.
We are running a waiting list for when the courses resume and we can add your name if you are interested, so just email us and we will be in touch.
Following advice from British Fencing, RFC will be closed until further notice.
For the latest BFA advice please click here.
We do not know for how long the suspension will last for, but if it goes on for a while then RFC will reimburse subscription payments made via PayPal. For those members paying by online banking, please provide us with your bank details so we can also reimburse you.
For those people on the current beginner’s course, we will contact you when we are able to resume your course.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but hope you appreciate that we have no control over the circumstances.
A number of events have been recently announced by SR Fencing as follows:
With effect from this month onwards (February), the winner of the monthly club competition will receive a £10 PBT voucher. This is instead of the chocolate prize that has been given out in the past.
The voucher will be valid for 3 months and the winners will be informed by RFC via email.
The school has informed us that owing to essential electrical works being carried out between 15th and 28th February, there will be sections of the car park that cannot be used. These out of bound areas should be apparent when you arrive at the car park.
The normal traffic system for vehicles entering and exiting the school will be temporarily changed as well, meaning the road normally used for exiting (furthest away from the exit) will be closed. During the period the works are carried out, please take care as this means the entry road will become both the entry and exit road.
Lastly, during the period of works, **the no parking restriction in the area immediately outside the sports hall will be temporarily lifted **so this area can also be used for parking.
The club had a strong turn out at this years Aldershot Open. In the men’s event Steve B and Dave Hillier got L8s, Dominik N and David Hydes L64s and Nial M L128. In the ladies event Beccy M came 3rd.