Reading Fencing clubs is always active with competitions against ourseleves and other clubs in the region.
Well done to all those who completed our intermediate course earlier this evening. If you are new to the sport and fancy having a go, check out the relevant section of our website and sign up - we still have places left on our next beginner course starting in September.
Well done Calum who won the Chichester Open at the weekend beating regular club visitor James Russell in the final.
Well done to Rebecca Mayle who placed 12th at the Junior Commonwealth Championships in Cape Town, South Africa.
RFC took on visitors from EFC in a return match, hosted by RFC and scheduled to be the last match of the season.
A poule unique was fought between the 6 visitors from EFC and 16 RFC fencers, with the Reading participants ranging in both age and experience. A great evening of fencing was had, with a total of 69 bouts completed by the.
The visitors came away with a narrow victory after winning 36 of their bouts, versus a score of 33 victories from RFC.
Chairperson: Alain Barbasiewicz; Secretary: Dave Hillier; Treasurer: Colin Barbasiewicz; Club Captain: Philippe Barbasiewicz; Junior Rep’/Welfare Officer (x2): Paul Radford, Jeff Rosenbaum; Ordinary Member (x4): Verity Hillier.
Reading hosted a return match against Swindon FC yesterday. Our team included Ben Schneider, Peter Robinson and Alain Barbasiewicz. The match was closely contested to begin with, but Reading prevailed, winning through 45-35 against a strong team.
Odette Hornby won a spectacular bronze medal in the French national ladies team épée championships, held in Epinal, last weekend. A super result - bein fait!