Reading Fencing clubs is always active with competitions against ourseleves and other clubs in the region.
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.
One of our members, Odette Hornby, is raising money to do some volunteering in Tanzania this summer – she’ll be there 7 weeks, where Odette will be working on water sanitisation projects – the two main ones they have going at the moment are toilets for girls as they hit puberty, and an early years project. She has to fundraise £2500 in total; this goes directly to the projects and doesn’t go to her expenses. Odette recently completed a 5k run - despite having had swine flu - but still has a little way to go to her target. Please feel free to visit her Just Giving page.
A reminder that we will be holding an event - at our usual venue - on Sunday 22 May. Cost is only £20 for fencers, £10 for spectators, and includes all food and refreshments. Format: there will be separate events for U13s (Size 2 blades) and Senior (Size 5 blades); entry will be limited to 36 and 24 respectively, with each group fencing in a poule unique before D.E. – so plenty of fencing! To enter, email us.
U14 boys – James Radford 2nd, Oskar Strugar 10th, Gregor Macleod 15th. · U14 girls – Hannah Hornby 5th. · U16 boys – Noam Rosenbaum 2nd, Alex Gladden 8th. · U16 girls – Charlotte Williams 1st. · U18 boys – Ben Schneider 1st, Felix Stansfield 3rd, Peter Robinson 6th, Okan Onay 12th.
Well done Nick Dobie and Verity Hillier who came third at the Aldershot open. Also Rob MacLennan came 34th and James Russell 41st at the European Cadet Championships.
Well done to David Newcomb, Jeff Rosenbaum and Phil and Al Barbasiewicz who travelled away to Swindon for a friendly. In two poules unique, we won 14 out of 16 matches with some fun and competitive fencing.