Beginners Course starts tonight…!

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Tonight we welcome some new fencers on our next Beginners Course.

Please extend our usual warm welcome and be prepared to help out with any queries on kit etc.  Remember, we were all beginners once…!

In other news, last week’s ‘priority’ mini-comp was so much fun we got carried away and forgot to announce the results… which are:

Joint 1st David & Matthew (22 points)

2nd Peter (13 points)

3rd Simon (12 points)

There may be some chocolate shaped prizes available later.

See you at practice tonight!

Beginners Course update & Open Air Comp date announced!

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Our next BEGINNERS COURSE starts on 13th June and runs for 10 weeks.
Bookings close on 7th June (tomorrow!) so book now to avoid disappointment!!

We now have a date set for our annual OPEN AIR COMPETITION 
For 2019 it will be Sunday 15th September.
Registration will be available through the website soon, so put the date in your diary!
There will be plenty of fencing for all three weapons, and a BBQ, and beer (and soft drinks).
Keep an eye on the website for full details.

If you need any further information on either of these events, please also see the club’s Facebook Page or contact one of the committee members.

At practice this week we may try a mini-competition with a little twist – the ‘priority game’.  There may be some chocolate-based prizes available…

Finally, the school has asked all clubs to remind their members about changing room etiquette.

It is essential that SAFC members and guests only use the changing rooms adjacent to the hall in which we train and that no one should enter a changing room not designated for their gender.

If you are aware of any related incidents, it is imperative that a committee member be informed.

See you at practice!

Match report: SAFC vs Bedford. And this week we are….

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…Fencing, just fencing.

No 3 Counties League matches, no club competition, just good old-fashioned fencing.

Last week, Thurs.23.05 we hosted Bedford for a 3C league match – here is the match report:

St. Albans won the foil pretty comfortably, taking that 7 – 2.

As expected, the epee was more difficult, even though Bedford were let down and missing one epee-ist.  So their two had to doubled up and were joined by one of their foilists.

It was a close match but St Albans emerged victorious, just, winning 5 – 4 and so also taking the overall match win.

Thanks to Gemma, Jake & JD (FOIL) and Matthew, Bryant (c) & Anna (EPEE) and to everyone else that volunteered.

This puts us into a very good position at the end of the first half of the season (the league now takes a break over the summer months and reconvenes in September).

A few weeks ago we were tied in 2nd place with Luton for foil, epee, and overall.  But with wins against them and now Bedford as well, we’re jumped up the rankings:  we are now in joint 1st place (with Dacorum) for epee and overall matches, and 2nd place for foil.

Though that may change as some other clubs have only played 4 out of 5 so far.  Still, we’re in a good place as we head into the summer break.  Full league table results are here.

See you at practice…..!!

PS we have a new BEGINNERS COURSE starting on Thursday 13th June, to run for 10 weeks £89 which includes all kit and tuition.

Please spread the word, if you would like any further information please contact one of the Club committee members.

Secure your place HERE

***Any existing club member who introduces someone to the Beginners Course will receive a thank you discount on their own membership***

Tonight 23.05 we welcome Bedford Fencing Club

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This Thursday 23.05 we look forward to welcoming Bedford Fencing Club as we host a 3 Counties league match.

It’s our last match of the first half of the season, before the league takes a break over Summer.

As it stands, SAFC are currently in the silver medal position, being ranked 2nd for foil, 2nd for epee and 2nd overall.

Full league table here

Please take a moment to like and share our Facebook page

Best of luck to both teams!

Competition news & tonight is Épée night

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A number of our fencers travelled to Luton on Tuesday night for a 3 Counties league match.

Read the match report here

Tonight 16.05 is another of our very popular épée nights – please visit the SAFC Facebook page for more details – please like and share!!

Next week 23.05 we are due to host Bedford Fencing Club for our final 3C match of the first half of the year, before the league takes a break over summer.

See you at practice…!