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 December 2017
Well done to Dave Hillier who won the club competition this month. Full results here
30 November 2017
RFC fencers travelled to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) yesterday, for a friendly club match hosted by RMAS, in their iconic Old College building. This match was arranged for intermediate level fencers, four of whom had only completed a recent beginner course, with the RFC teams made up of: RFC ‘A’ – Lewie Jackson, Andy Smith and Beau Rahim. RFC ‘B’ – Rathish Punneli, Munawar Karim and Stanley Louw. Overall, the RFC teams won one out of the four matches, but gained v... [read more]
30 November 2017
A final reminder to members interested in attending the Xmas dinner on Monday 18th December, as per the details previously announced. If you would like to attend then you need to pay your deposit (£20) and confirm your menu choices to Phil. The booking needs to be confirmed with the restaurant by COB on Monday 4th December. Additional places may be allowed after this date by the restaurant, but not guaranteed if you leave it too late to act!
9 November 2017
Well done to Rob Carroll who won the club competition this month. Full results here
6 November 2017
Very well done to all our fencers who took part in the Berks, Bucks & Oxon County Championships last weekend... amassing a horde of medals!
U12 Girls - Genevieve Pratley - silver
U14 Boys - Aedyn Pratley - silver
U16 Girls - Emily Williams - gold, Eda Onay - bronze
U16 Boys - James Radford - gold
U18 Girls - Charlotte Williams - gold
U18 Boys - Matthew Boyer - L8
Men's - Alain Barbasiewicz - gold, Dave Hillier - silver, Okan On... [read more]
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