Reading Fencing clubs is always active with competitions against ourseleves and other clubs in the region.
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.
We have recently received the bad news that Harry Jones has passed away.
A number of you will know him from over the years as being very much dedicated to fencing, coaching in the Southern Region for many years right up to the end, he is a real loss to fencing. He was always willing to volunteer and it is thanks to people like Harry that fencing can be accessible to people.
Harry’s funeral will take place on Monday 11 November 2019 at 12.30pm at the Chilterns Crematorium. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Ian Jones and Karen Boud at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07720 846 928.
The address of the venue is Whielden Lane, Amersham, Bucks, HP7 0ND.
Afterwards from 1.30pm, there will be a gathering for those who wish to attend at The Hit or Miss, Penn Street, Amersham, Bucks, HP7 0FA.
An away match will take place with Egham and Morley fencing clubs on Friday 8th November, hosted by Egham (Spelthorne Leisure Centre, Knowle Green, Staines, Middlesex, TW18 1AJ).
Fencing will start by 7.30pm. The relay system will be used.
If you are interested in fencing, please either email the club or speak to Phil. Lifts to and from the match can probably be arranged if needed.
Age Group Team Competition - 20th October - in Swindon
All teams are of 3 fencers (can be four - to swap one in for a whole match). They can be boys and or girls or mixed.
There are 2 age groups: U18s – those who are 14-17 on 31 Dec 2019, using size 5 epees U14s - those who are 11-13 on 31 Dec 2019 using size 2 epees
Eda Onay is already interested in the U18 event but it would be great to have teams in both categories; the Club will pay the entry fee.
If you’re interested then please email us ASAP - entry closes 11 October.