Reading Fencing clubs is always active with competitions against ourseleves and other clubs in the region.
The 2018 Southern Region Age Group Epee & Sabre Championships were held in Swindon last weekend, with several RFC fencers in action. There were places in the British Youth Championships on offer for those finishing in the top four.
RFC fencers had some great success across several categories, with the following results:
|U12 Girls Epee||Genevieve Pratley, 8th, Elizabeth Ryan, 10th.|
|U12 Girls Sabre||Genevieve Pratley, 2nd.|
|U14 Boys Epee||Aedyn Pratley, 14th.|
|U14 Boys Sabre||Aedyn Pratley, 3rd.|
|U16 Boys Epee||James Radford, 10th, Gregor MacLeod, 14th, Oskar Strugar, 17th.|
|U16 Girls Epee||Eda Onay, 1st, Emily Williams, 2nd.|
|U18 Boys Epee||Noam Rosenbaum, 2nd.|
|U18 Girls Epee||Charlotte Williams, 2nd.|
Well done to all of our fencers.
Following the recent match hosted by RFC, we have already agreed provisional dates for the next round of matches, as we aim to continue holding these regularly in the year.
The next match will be hosted by RMAS on the evening of Wednesday 20 June 2018.
A return match will be held at RFC on the evening of Wednesday 11 July 2018.
These are open to fencers with up to 2 years experience. If you are interested in taking part, please either email the club or speak to Phil at the club.
Please note the sports hall will be unavailable on Monday 5th February, so there will be no fencing on this date.
A return match against the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) will take place on Wednesday 14 March, hosted by RFC. As with the last match, this will be open to all fencers with up to 2 years experience and fenced under the team relay system. Fencing will start at 7.45pm. If you are interested, please either email the club or speak to Phil.
British Fencing has announced an exciting brand-new competition launching this season: The GB Cup, to be held in Nottingham on 23rd June 2018. The aim of the event is to provide adult intermediate Regional fencers with a new annual National tournament. British Fencing recognises there are numerous events across Great Britain that already cater for this target audience and would like to support these competitions by providing a National Final.
Venue: St Gabriel’s School in Newbury
Date: 11th February 2018
Entry: Via Sport 80
Entry Fee: £15
More information at Southern Region GB Cup Qualifier 2018.