15 May 2022
Venue is TBC (likely to be Newbury) but the Southern Region Senior Championships will be taking place on Sunday 3 July.
For those who have never competed before these events are very friendly and a great opportunity to meet new fencers and test yourselves at the same time.
Check out Southern’s website for further details.
15 May 2022
Steve Bateman is Southern Region’s Winton Cup Captain. For those unfamiliar with the Winton Cup format it is a long weekend of fencing, with each individual team (ME, WE, MS, WS, MF and WF) getting between 8-11 matches spread over both the Saturday and Sunday.
The event will be held in Nottingham in early July. If you would like to be considered for selection please speak to Steve directly at the Club or email us and we will let him know.
10 May 2022
We were informed this afternoon that unfortunately the sports hall at RBCS will be unavailable for use from 16 May - i.e. next week - until 29 June.
With the exception of 23 May we do have Way Hall available throughout that period, as well as access to the equipment cupboards.
The unavailability of the main hall causes us some significant issues with the scheduling of our Monday evening beginner classes. The plan therefore is for us to hire the MUGA (Multi Use Ground Area) ou... [read more]
15 February 2022
Sport80 is now able to accept entries for the Southern Region’s Regional Qualifying Events for British Fencing’s British Youth Championships. Click the below for:
4 February 2022
The school has confirmed that the changing rooms and showers are available for use again.
We are aware of cleanliness issues with the changing rooms and have reported the matter to the school to seek improvements.
|Fencing in Way Hall (see notes): Junior Session / Open Club Night|
Beginner Lesson #2
|Fencing in Way Hall (see notes): Open Club Night|
Our beginners course is open to people of all ages from 9 upwards. It is a structured set of 10 lessons over 10 weeks that will finish with taking the internationally recognised Grade 1 Épée Assessment.
The courses are suitable for complete beginners and cover the basic fencing skills and even the 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 (at additional cost) plus junior sessions and footwork classes that are free to RFC members.
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