20 March 2020
As you will have seen from elsewhere on our website, we are currently closed due to the COVID-19 virus, so we do not know when we can re-start our popular beginners’ courses. We are still open ‘virtually’ though for enquiries and would be pleased to provide information to anyone that is interested in fencing and would like information on our courses.
We are running a waiting list for when the courses resume and we can add your name if you are interested, so just ema... [read more]
16 March 2020
Following advice from British Fencing, RFC will be closed until further notice.
For the latest BFA advice please click here.
We do not know for how long the suspension will last for, but if it goes on for a while then RFC will reimburse subscription payments made via PayPal. For those members paying by online banking, please provide us with your bank details so we can also reimburse you.
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21 February 2020
Congratulations Marcin Zawada who wins the prize in this months club competition. The full results can be found here
17 February 2020
A number of events have been recently announced by SR Fencing as follows:
3 February 2020
With effect from this month onwards (February), the winner of the monthly club competition will receive a £10 PBT voucher. This is instead of the chocolate prize that has been given out in the past.
The voucher will be valid for 3 months and the winners will be informed by RFC via email.
Our beginners course is open to people of all ages from 9 upwards. It is a structured set of 8 lessons over 8 weeks that will finish with taking the internationally recognised Grade 1 Épée Assessment.
The immediately course specially designed by our international Olympic fencers and runs over 5 weeks. It delivers more advanced techniques ranging from tactics to sports psychology. It will put you in perfect shape for joining the club as a fun member. Training does not finish there, one-to-one training with our dedicated coaches is available.
The club meets twice a week all year round at Blue Coats School in Reading.
Wednesday is the main club night with around 12 pistes for adults and 2 pistes for juniors. One-to-one lessons are available with our dedicated coaches. We are also connected to PBT and other fencing businesses which provided discounted equipment.
Once a month our club runs a competition so you can see how you are improving. The club regularly attends a variety of junior and senior level competitions around the country.
It is no co-incidence that Reading Fencing club is the best in the region. Our club of 100 members is run by ex-international fencers of all ages.
"Fencing is an excellent sport to improve lower body strength and speed, as well as hand-eye coordination, Fencing also develops agility and flexibility and is probably most similar to many of the martial arts in terms of the collection of skills it requires." Jason Rogers, Olympic Silver Medalist