RFC is one of the biggest fencing clubs in the UK. We have a number of strong fencers but the Club also has a good social atmosphere, perfect for those just wanting a bit of fun and exercise away from the gym.
12 October 2017
The sports hall is unavailable for hire on Monday 20th November, so there will be no fencing.
12 October 2017
The BB&O County Championships for age groups (U12/U14/U16/U18) and seniors at epee and sabre take place on Sunday 5th November at Langley Grammar School in Langley. Closing date for entries is 1st November, with entries needing to be made via the BF online portal.
8 October 2017
Well done Gabi Smyth who won the Bedford open today!
4 October 2017
We have sent a few email notices but in case you're not already aware there is a junior team competition taking place this Sunday, 8 October, in Swindon. Full details can be found here. There are teams for Under 14 and Under 18 épée. If you're interested in attending please email us ASAP. Also, Southern are looking for referees for the event. They will pay per diem... [read more]
2 October 2017
A reminder for those of you who have not noticed a couple of dates in the calendar when the club will be closed as the sports hall is unavailable. The dates are Monday 9th October and Monday 20th November.
|Club Closed - hall unavailable||Taster Session for Twyford Cubs||Improver Lesson (1930-2000hrs) alongside free fencing|
|Normal fencing||Normal fencing|
Taster Session for 95th Reading Explorers
|Normal fencing||Improver Lesson (1930-2000hrs) alongside free fencing|
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