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Reading Fencing clubs is always active with competitions against ourseleves and other clubs in the region.

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Southern Region Development Day

Mon 11 June 2012

The Region is holding a development day on 8 July. A great opportunity for coaching and workshops; see attached poster for details.


Badges

Mon 11 June 2012

Our new badges are available to collect for all Club members. Collect yours from Alain next time you see him.


Fencing Picnic

Sun 10 June 2012

The BB&O Counties fencing picnic, and AGM, is being held on 17 July. See attached poster for details.


AGM

Sun 13 May 2012

RFC’s next Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 11 July 2012, starting at 19:45. As with last year there will be no fencing on the evening until after the AGM has been concluded.

All RFC members (and parents/guardians of juniors) are welcome to attend. RFC has always prided itself in being a fencing club run for fencers, by fencers, and this meeting is an excellent opportunity for you to share your views and opinions.

For anyone who would like to express a wish in being voted as a committee member for the coming year, please fill in a Nomination Form (Word, PDF) and follow the instructions contained within. The closing date for nominations is 14 days before the date of the meeting - i.e. 27/06/2012 - and a list of all nominations will be published on the website no less than 7 days prior to the AGM.

Committee positions available are:

  • Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Club Captain
  • Treasurer
  • Junior Representative/Welfare Officer (2 posts)
  • Ordinary Member/s (no more than 4 posts)

As a reminder, all the Club’s documents - including our constitution - can be found in the Info -> Swordmark page of the website.


Rebecca at the Junior Comonwealths

Sun 19 February 2012

Congratulations to Rebecca Mayle who got a last 16 in the individuals at the Junior Commonwealth championships in Jersey. She also won a Bronze medal in the team event (Fencing for Guernsey).


Medals galore at Hampshire

Tue 14 February 2012

Congratulations to Sam Hughes and Verity Howell who came second and third respectively in the ladies epee and Edgar Hornby and Dave Hillier who came second and third in the men’s epee.


Regional Championships

Mon 16 January 2012

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.


Olympic tickets available for British Fencing members

Mon 16 January 2012

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.


Back by Popular Demand

Sat 14 January 2012

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.


Big Brother

Thu 12 January 2012

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.