Reading Fencing clubs is always active with competitions against ourseleves and other clubs in the region.
Well done to our teams who competed in the national champ's. The ladies team (Verity Hillier, Becky Mayle, Jax Bowers) came 4th, with our men's team (Dave Hillier, Calum Maynard, Philippe and Alain Barbasiewicz) winning bronze.
Well done Nick Dobie who came second at the 3rd Leon Paul mens epee competition on Saturday.
Well done to our fencers who took part in the BB&O County Championships earlier - Hannah Hornby (U14), James Radford (U14), Matthew Boyer (U16), Charlotte Williams (U16) and Alain Barbasiewicz (Men's). Hannah, James, Charlotte and Alain all won gold medals!
Well done to our U14 Epée Team who won silver yesterday at the Southern Region competition. Gregor MacLeod, Hannah Hornby and James Radford fenced very well together, winning two of their three matches.
The Department of Education has announced that fencing, among other Olympic sports, are to be removed from the GCSE curriculum. It is felt that this could be damaging to the sport, so Paul Sibert has started an online petition to attempt to get this reviewed. You can sign the petition here.
Becky Mayle won the Sussex open and Verity Hillier won the Bedford open this weekend! Also Calum came third at Bedford.