Reading Fencing clubs is always active with competitions against ourseleves and other clubs in the region.
Reading did very well at the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Country Championships at the weekend. We won all of the medals in the Mens event (Calum Maynard, Gold, Russell North Silver, Simon Readman and David Hillier Bronze). We also won the Ladies event (Liz Sandford), U14 boys (Gregor McLeod), U16 boys (Mathew Boyer), U18 girls (Charlotte Williams) and Emily Williams came third in the U16 Girls.
Well done Rob MacLennan who came second at the Welsh Open last weekend.
Congratulation to Mark Foulkes who won the Health Worker of the Year Award at the Pride of Reading Awards.
Well done Noam Rosenbaum who came second at the the U17 boys elite epee event this weekend.
Wellington College is running a training camp in half term for pentathlon, let by Pentathlon GB Pathway Coach, Russell North. There will be a big focus on fencing, with the sessions being run by Alain, and the camp will also be useful for athletic development and fitness. Click here for further details.
This year the RFC Christmas meal will be on Monday 19th December at 6.30pm at Bill's in Reading (https://bills-website.co.uk/restaurants/reading/). All are welcome, but there is a separate Christmas event being organised for the juniors. If you would like to join us, please confirm your attendance by Monday 5th December by emailing your menu choices to Verity (email@example.com) and paying a £5 cash deposit to Dave Hillier or a bank transfer to RFC. The menu can be found here and there are two slightly different three-course menu options for £22.95 or £27.95.
We have just had word from OFC that they do not have enough fencers for our friendly match scheduled for tomorrow (12 October). We will have regular training alongside Mick's group lesson as usual; the match with Oxford will be rescheduled and we will announce the new date as soon as confirmed.
The county fencing championships are being held in Langley (just down the M4) on the 20th of November. This is small friendly competition normally won by someone from the club and is an ideal first competition. You can enter on line here https://bf.sport80.com/events. More information can be found here http://www.sloughopen.org/bbofencing/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/BBO-Fixture-List-2016-2017-confirmed.pdf.