Reading Fencing clubs is always active with competitions against ourseleves and other clubs in the region.
First, a return match has been arranged with Oxford Fencing Club for Wednesday 12 October 2016. The match will be hosted by RFC, with fencing due to start by 1945hrs. The format for the match will be confirmed nearer to the time, but will either be the team relay system or a pool unique. There will be no junior teams, although junior fencers are welcome to take part if they wish. If you would like to take part, please let Philippe know or email us. After that, on Wednesday 9 November, we will be hosting another match - this time against Egham Fencing Club. Again, format to be confirmed but if you are interested in taking part please let Phil know or email us.
A final reminder that Alain and his wife Sarah will be taking part in Shine, Cancer Research UK’s marathon night walk, this coming weekend. Al will be walking in memory of Kev Griffiths (after whom the senior club competition trophy is named) and, as he has raised his target amount, will be doing so in fencing gear and lightsabre. If you would like to donate the please visit their JustGiving page.
Good luck Ben and James who are at the Luxembourg Junior A grade this weekend
Entries are closing soon for the Sussex Open, taking place on 17-18 September at Portslade Sports Centre. This is a great competition suitable for beginners and experienced fencers alike. Entry and payment is easy online by clicking here; or download a postal form here. Epée is on Saturday 17th with check-ins at 1000 (men) and 1130 (ladies).
Congratulations to Bradley Sutton, who has been selected for the Modern Pentathlon Junior World Championships being held in Cairo this weekend. Good luck!!
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!