It’s so good to be back and fully open in our new home! We are also so pleased to see so many new faces as well as returning members. We have lots planned in for the future from quick drop in sessions through to new and exciting classes that we will reveal over the coming months. So stay tuned!
News for November
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Xmas Bundles - Special Offer
Special offers for the festive period for all ages and levels of fencer. Need a present for your fencer, or is it time to treat yourself perhaps? either way these fantastic bundles are perfect to leave under the festive tree. We are also offering a fencing gift vouchers to spend on classes, kit or equipment to a value of your choice. For all those relatives that have it all bet they haven’t receive a fencing beginners’ course voucher before! Please note kit bundles may take up to 5 days to order so do place your order in time for the big day!
It’s been a busy few weeks for some of our more experienced fencers – the British selection events have taken place allowing our top fencers to be placed as follows:
Kate B – No 1 Senior WF GBR
Emily B – No 3 Junior, 9th U23 & 13th Senior WF GBR
Meg E – No 1 Cadet, 23rd Junior WF GBR
This means all 3 have been selected for the GBR teams in each age group. Meg has already competed at one European event and was placed the highest GBR fencer at 18th out of 269 fencers from all over the World! Both Emily & Kate have their first Internationals over the coming weeks. Other notable rankings:
Cadet WF GBR
Emily C 37th
Izzy DW 44th
Cadet MF GBR
Junior MF GBR
Joe R 29th
Domestic Events have also taken place for many other fencers and again fencers including Kris M, Florence S, Izzy DW, Joelle and Sophie all placed in the L8/L16. Showing huge promise for the next few seasons to come.
We also saw both Craig & Nate take to the competition field as competitors at the London Region Novice event. Amazingly, Nate fought extremely well and walked away with the Silver medal too!
Dates for your diary
Fencing Fitness is back…
Mondays @6.30pm-8pm(Competitive fencers all ages) & 8pm – 9pm(General fitness for adults only)
John our GBR athletics coach is back in action every Monday. There are 2 sessions to choose from: the first being designed for our more competitive fencers and includes plyo, S&C and a hard workout. The later session is a more gentle general fitness, balance & co-ordination class. Parents are more than welcome to attend as long as your child is a member. For more info please do get in touch.
Xmas Party & Awards
Thursday 16th December 6.30pm-8.30pm
We would love to see you all at our annual Xmas party & presentation. Open to all fencers, their friends and family. Meet other members, staff and supporters of the club. There will be of course the obligatory mince pies, mulled wine and a non-alcoholic punch for those U18 or are driving. The raffle includes some awesome prizes and we are excited to present a few prize giving awards to fencers that have shown achievement as selected by the coaches. Please do support us and grab your tickets as soon as you can. Cost £5.00 per person or £15.00 for a family of 4 including a raffle ticket per person.
Xmas Training Camp
Enjoy an afternoon of training at our dedicated fencing venue. Open to all levels of fencer even if you have just started on your beginners’ course or are already a pro our sessions are designed so that everyone can participate according to their current technical ability.
Afternoon sessions start at 1.30pm and will finish at 4.30pm each day (21st, 22nd, 23rd & 28th, 29th & 30th).
Festive Opening & Closing Times
Fri 24th – Mon 27th Dec – Closed
Tue 28th – Thu 30th – Open as normal
Fri 31st – Sun 2nd – Closed
Mon 3rd Jan – Open as normal