This week it’s EPEE NIGHT – our first one of the year – so here’s some inspiration!
Coach Lajos will be taking warm-up and will be available for individual lessons. The other two lesser weapons can also be fenced as usual, but there may not be a foil coach available.
>>SAVE THE DATE – SAFC AGM – Tues. 18.02.2020 @ 8pm<<
The Club’s Annual General Meeting will be on Tues. 18th Feb. @ 8pm
All are welcome to attend and have a say in the running of the club. Members paying quarterly or monthly are entitled to vote.
The club doesn’t run itself and a surprising amount of work happens behind the scenes to make it all happen as smoothly as it does. So we welcome any opportunities for people to get involved and help share the load.
8pm at the The King Harry pub, St Albans ( 2 King Harry Ln, St Albans AL3 4BL). Food provided.
Please let us know if you are coming, so we can plan catering & seating accordingly; either let a committee member know, or go our Facebook page
TASTER SESSION & BEGINNERS COURSE
Our next Taster Session is scheduled for 6th Feb, please help spread the word. It’s only a tenner to try this wonderful sport and that cost is refundable against a Beginners Course – our next one is scheduled for end of Feb. (date TBC)
Don’t forget: members can qualify for a ‘refer a friend’ cashback on their own membership, too.
Hot on the heels of our glorious victory in the 3 Counties League, the new match schedule for 2020 is out! Our first match isn’t until the end of February but watch this space for further announcements nearer the time.
SAFC and a number of other clubs are also discussing a Sabre league, so if you’re interested in slashing your way to glory please speak to Richard who is coordinating for the club.
Don’t forget to get in some bouts in the club ladder league with the new handicap system. You can only fence another person once, but in whichever weapon you want… as long as you both use the same!
Please see the following message from Hitchin and SAFC Coach Tony Middleton:
Following the success of our Level 1 Coach Education day last year, I am planning a Level 2/3 B.A.F coaching course for all weapons this spring.
We will also look at offering First Aid, Safeguarding and DBS checks as part of the package, so anyone who passes the exam would then be able to join the BF register with our assistance. Please see the dates below.
Sunday 3rd May
Sunday 17th May
Sunday 24th May
With regards to cost – it will depend on how many numbers we have.
The more coaches, the cheaper it is for everyone, so could I please ask anyone who might be free or interested to let me know now, and then I can come back to everyone with a price.
Look forward to hearing from you! best wishes,
Head Coach – HFC
Maître d’Escrime – British Academy of Fencing
Chairman of the Herts Fencing Association
If you are interested please contact Tony directly as he may not be at SAFC for the next couple of weeks.
SOME EXTERNAL COMPETITIONS COMING UP…
The HFA Senior County Championship is happening here in St Albans on Sun.19th April – further details HERE
It’s the Eastern Region Senior Championship (& GB qualifier) on Sunday 8th May. Venue TBC, more details HERE
And finally… we had some issues with our e-sign-in last week, these should have been resolved so please ensure you sign in on arrival, not later: you must sign in before you fence.
See you at practice… here’s a handy fencing flowchart to cut out & keep: