Reading Fencing clubs is always active with competitions against ourseleves and other clubs in the region.
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)
Well done to all our members who competed in the BYCs. James Radford (U14) came 14th, Charlotte WIlliams (U16) 21st, Noam Rosenbaum (U16) 21st, Felix Stansfield (U18) 10th, Ben Schneider (U18) won bronze and James Russell (U18) won silver. The full results can be found here.
Well done to Rebecca Mayle who came 6th at the National championships. Also competing were Ed Beaumont, Ben Schneider and Verity Hillier who got L32s; and Jax Bowers and Dave Hillier who got L64s. Bradley Sutton was also competing in Barcelona on the GB pentathlon team that came third at the World cup event.