Reading Fencing clubs is always active with competitions against ourseleves and other clubs in the region.
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.
RFC fencers travelled to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) yesterday, for a friendly club match hosted by RMAS, in their iconic Old College building. This match was arranged for intermediate level fencers, four of whom had only completed a recent beginner course, with the RFC teams made up of:
RFC ‘A’ – Lewie Jackson, Andy Smith and Beau Rahim.
RFC ‘B’ – Rathish Punneli, Munawar Karim and Stanley Louw.
Overall, the RFC teams won one out of the four matches, but gained valuable experience from the fencing.
RFC ‘A’ beat RMAS ‘B’ 45-40, but lost to RMAS ‘A’ 45-23. RFC ‘B’ lost to RMAS ‘A’ 45-18 and to RMAS ‘B’ 45-37. A return match will be hosted by RFC in due course, with additional matches against other local clubs also planned for 2018.
A final reminder to members interested in attending the Xmas dinner on Monday 18th December, as per the details previously announced. If you would like to attend then you need to pay your deposit (£20) and confirm your menu choices to Phil. The booking needs to be confirmed with the restaurant by COB on Monday 4th December. Additional places may be allowed after this date by the restaurant, but not guaranteed if you leave it too late to act!