19.05.22: Bedford Match Report, Small Gym Reminder, SAFC Clothing Order

On Tuesday, three of SAFC’s fencers travelled to Beford for a league match.

We were heavily outnumbered with our trio having to double up and fence both foil and épée.

SAFC team from R to L: Richard R (c), Ben, Bryant

Foil first, and SAFC took the win 6-3.  Bedford rallied with a strong showing in the épée, taking an early lead. But SAFC pulled it back to 4-4.  It was close, very close but Bedford won the final bout taking the épée 5-4.

But the foil score meant an overall WIN for SAFC!!!! (Bedford 10-8 SAFC)

Thanks to Bedford for being superb hosts, very welcoming and competitive, it was a great match.

Our next league fixture is the rescheduled away match at Luton – date in June TBC.



Unfortunately, the main hall is going to be closed to us for a while.  But all is not lost….!

We now have Monday night sessions (20.15 to 22.00) in addition to our normal Thursdays.

  • Up to and including 07 July, all fencing will be in the small gym instead.

So that means max. 18 fencers / 3 pistes: no group warm-up, coaching or lessons – just sparring.

  • On 02 June the school is completely closed (for the Queen’s Jubilee) so NO FENCING

As a result of the above, please note the following:

Effectively immediately, up to and including 07 July: monthly/quarterly paying members can fence either Mon. or Thurs. or BOTH nights each week, at no extra cost.  Nightly paying members £12 per visit.

  • Due to to the temporary limit on numbers, please DO NOT book a place unless you are certain you will attend.
  • If you have booked a session and now can’t attend, PLEASE free up the space for someone else by going HERE.

From 14 July onwards (when we have access to the main hall again): we will revert to monthly/quarterly fees covering just Thursdays, with Mondays being an additional £6.  Nightly paying members £12 per visit.



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We’ve already got some orders placed but there’s a minimum order size of 10; place your order now to avoid delay!

To order, visit the SAFC webshop.  Socks are coming soon – promise!


See you on the piste………….. en garde!  SAFC