Reading Fencing clubs is always active with competitions against ourseleves and other clubs in the region.
Congratulations to Ben Schneider and James Russell who have been selected for the England team for the UK School Games.
As a reminder we will be having our Annual General Meeting this Wednesday (20 July). We will start as close to 1945hrs as possible, with fencing as normal as soon as the meeting closes. There will be snacks / light refreshments available but please do bring your own to share!
We will be holding our 2016 AGM on Wednesday 20 July with the same format as the past few years - i.e. starting as soon after 1930hrs as possible with food and refreshments available, and then fencing as normal as soon as the meeting has finished. Nominations to join the committee are welcome up to and including the date of the AGM. As a reminder, the list of all positions is as follows: Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Club Captain, Junior Rep / Welfare Officer (x2) and Ordinary Member (x4). Please email email@example.com referencing your position of interest.
We have had an invitation from Luso Fencing Academy to their event on Sunday 3 July at Furze Platt School in Maidenhead. There will be separate events for U10s, U13s and Senior (14+) with an entry fee of £12 per fencer. After the competition everyone is invited to their shared picnic, meeting at Oaken Grove Park around 1.30pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Well done to those who competed in the Epée Club Cup, held at the Leon Paul Fencing Centre yesterday in London. Calum Maynard came 9th, James Russell 10th, Dave Hillier 17th, Phil Barbasiewicz 19th and Verity Hillier 26th out of a strong field.
On Saturday 25 June there is an épée training day at the Leon Paul Fencing Centre in London. Details on the event and how to sign up can be found here. The emphasis will be on improving skill and technique, rather than fitness, and therefore suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities. The Leon Paul shop will be open on the day, too.
The Irish pentathletes who are going to Rio are in Millfield School for a pre-Olympic training camp from 11-23 July. Pentathlon Ireland are looking to hold a BIG fencing session on Wednesday 13th and 20th at Millfield School in the evening; timings TBC but c. 1930-2130hrs. If you are interested please contact Tristan Parris directly (TRP@millfieldschool.com)