Reading Fencing clubs is always active with competitions against ourseleves and other clubs in the region.
RFC fencers turned up in good numbers at last weekend's championships, held at the University of Reading. We won half of all the epee events run on the day... Noam Rosenbaum won the U12 Boys, Odette Hornby won the U14 Girls, Tom Hyatt won the U16 Boys, Verity Howell won the Ladies and Alain B. won the Men's in a closely contested final with Dave H. Well done to all who competed.
British Fencing are happy to announce the availability of more than 3,000 tickets in all price classifications to be made available to members for London 2012 Fencing events. Tickets will be distributed by ballot, allowing all members with full membership effective 15th February 2012 to apply in the first round of ticketing, and other members to apply in any remaining rounds of ticketing.The British Fencing website will soon launch an application portal for members to register their interest, and a payment system for online payment.
We will be running another Juniors and Adults Development course, along the same lines as last year. Costs will be confirmed shortly, but will be closely comparable to 2011. Junior classes will start at 19:00; senior classes will start at 20:15. Provisional dates are... Course 1 (footwork & distance): April 11th, 18th, 25th, May 2nd Course 2 (attack): May 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Course 3 (defence): June 13th, 20th, 27th, July 4th Course 4 (competition & psychology): July 11th, 18th, 25th, August 1st If you would like anything in particular to be included in any of the classes, let Alain know. Each class will have a 15 minute warm-up, 15 minute footwork session, and 30 minute technical lesson. Cost is £10/lesson, OR only £20 for a whole course (4 lessons!). Courses will run subject to numbers (we need a minimum of 7 for each course to run), so if you're interested then use the PayPal button below to pay now; please include a note as to whom it is for, and which course(s).You can also pay online (30-91-11; 02493258) - please drop us a note saying which course(s) your payment is for.
We've been contacted by the television programme, Big Brother 2012, looking for future candidates. If you're interested in applying then let us know using the Contact Us form.
Congratulations to Rebecca Mayle who won the 2012 Aldershot open, her first open victory. Verity came third and Nick came second in the plate. Also Odette came 16th in her first senior open competition.
The Me2 Club are offering free inclusion training - aimed at helping children and young people with additional needs into mainstream activities. Training covers a range of topics such including Autism, behavioral difficulties, and inclusion - all provided locally and for FREE! For more information, click here.
Huge 'Well done!' to Rebecca, who was 16th at the recent competition in Klagenfurt; this has assured her of selection for the European Championships, and has bumped her up to 2nd place in the British rankings which means she's in hot contention for selection for the World's. As if that's not enough to be proud of, Rebecca has also been selected to represent Guernsey in the forthcoming Commonwealth Youth Championships.
A date has been fixed for our return - away - match vs. the Royal Milirtary Academy Sandhurst. If you are interested in taking part on Wednesday 18th January 2012, then let Phil know at the Club or use the Contact Us form.
The southern region (the bit of the country we live in) is running a development day on Sunday the 8th of January in Wycombe. There will be a day of fencing training, referee training course and (optional) exam and a first aid course. Details and forms can be found here. The club will cover the cost of anyone who wants to do the first aid or refereeing courses.