16 August 2022
A number of our members have been competing in the 2022 Commonwealth Fencing Championships, which are being held at Sportsdock in London.
In the Senior WE event, Rebecca Mayle finished 34th.
In the Veterans ME event, our star performer was Dave Hillier who reached the quarter finals and finished 7th (losing in extra time to the eventual winner of the event)!
Also competing from RFC were Steve Bateman in 19th place, Phil Barbasiewicz 49th, David Hydes 83rd, Mike Hughes ... [read more]
10 August 2022
Good luck to all our members competing in the 2022 Commonwealth Fencing Championships, which take place in London between 9 and 20 August.
Results can be found at https://www.cffc2022.com/live-results.
4 July 2022
Well done to all those from RFC who competed at this year’s Southern Region Championships. In a strong field in the Men’s Epée event, Owen Lau and Jeff Rosenbaum finished in the Last 32, with Steve Bateman finishing in the L8, Niki Hontovoj taking the bronze medal and Alain Barbasiewicz winning gold.
25 May 2022
Advanced notice that our AGM will take place on the evening of Wednesday 13 July. We will circulate an agenda nearer the time and as ever we encourage nominations for new committee members.
25 May 2022
After a Covid-enforced hiatus one of the most ‘local’ fencing competitions is making its return. For anyone who’s not competed yet these are very friendly and a great opportunity to meet (and test your skills against) other fencers from across the Region. The competition is open to anyone 13+ and will take place at St. Gabriel’s School in Newbury on 3 July. Entry is via the Sport80 website - you’ll need to be a member of Br... [read more]
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