Reading Fencing clubs is always active with competitions against ourseleves and other clubs in the region.
Well done to our fencers who took part in the BB&O County Championships earlier - Hannah Hornby (U14), James Radford (U14), Matthew Boyer (U16), Charlotte Williams (U16) and Alain Barbasiewicz (Men’s). Hannah, James, Charlotte and Alain all won gold medals!
Well done to our U14 Epée Team who won silver yesterday at the Southern Region competition. Gregor MacLeod, Hannah Hornby and James Radford fenced very well together, winning two of their three matches.
The Department of Education has announced that fencing, among other Olympic sports, are to be removed from the GCSE curriculum.
It is felt that this could be damaging to the sport, so Paul Sibert has started an online petition to attempt to get this reviewed. You can sign the petition here.
Becky Mayle won the Sussex open and Verity Hillier won the Bedford open this weekend! Also Calum came third at Bedford.
There was a good turn out of Reading fencers at the London International epee. Ladies: Jax Bowers L16, Verity Hillier and Odette Hornby L32, Rebecca Mayle and Sam Hughes L64. Mens: Ben Schneider and Edgar Hornby L16, Dave Hillier L32, Calum Maynard, Nick Dobbie, Felix Stansfield and Rob Maclennan L64 and Peter Robinson L128. The full results can be found here
A team of fencers – Jeff Rosenbaum, Nigel Snell and Phil Barbasiewicz – travelled down to Egham Fencing Club for the first match of the season and made it a winning start, with the final score at the end of the evening being 13-9.