SAFC – 1st Thursday = Epee night, plus news and up-coming events

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This week: Epee night

This week will be an Epee night, so as well as the foil pistes, we will have at least one piste dedicated to Epee.

Open Air Competition: 10th September

The Open Air will be held at the tennis courts at Marlborough School as previously. Despite valiant efforts to find a different location, we have drawn a blank. My first Open Air was last year and it was a great day of fencing and hanging-out, with a very relaxed and happy atmosphere. Sort of a summer celebration with some ( a lot of!) competitive fencing thrown in! More details and flyers etc. to follow shortly.

Summer Fencing

We will be fencing throughout the school summer holidays, apart from the 24th August. Per session costs are slashed to £5 per night!

Other clubs will also be open as follows:

Dacorum Fencing Club:

Location: Hemel Hempstead Sportspace

When:

Monday evening at 7-9 pm Epee
Tuesday morning 10-12 sabre, Epee
Friday evening 6-7 pm Family Fencing / 7-8 pm Women’s​ Sabre

Watford Fencing Club:

WFC offer Free fencing in August

Location: Nuffield Health Fitness Club, Royal Masonic School for Girls.

When: Wednesday: 8pm to 10pm

Eastern Region events

We have two competitions in the Eastern Region coming up soon.

August:

The Great Yarmouth Invitation Foil is on Sunday the 20th August. This is a friendly foil competition and would recommend for those who wish to get involved in competition fencing. To register contact Robert: rj.gywfc@gmail.com

September:

We have one of the biggest events in our region the Essex Open on the 9th & 10th Sept at Colchester. This is recommended for all competitive fencers. Registration is here: https://www.sport80.com

Coming-up

  • Committee meeting 7th August. If you have anything to raise/questions please contact Giles.
  • St Albans City Station promotion on 10th August and 17th August.
  • Club closed on 24th August.
  • Beginners course starts 7th September.
  • Three Counties Competition: Hitchin at home on 7th September.
  • World Fencing Day on 9th September.
  • Open Air Competition on 10th September.

Hoping you have a fab week!

SAFC – 4th Thursday = Competition night and start of Intermediate course, plus news and up-coming events

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This week: Last week of the Beginners course / Start of the Intermediate course

Congratulations to all our Beginners on completing the course!

We had two people drop-out, one because of pulled muscle (not whilst fencing thankfully!) and the other due to work commitments and she is planning to be back for the next course.

After the Poule Unique last week (results below) it is a chance to compete in teams with the rest of the club.

But before that we will have the Intermediate course starting. The format is a half hour session with a coach to continue the development process. The course will run for five sessions to 31st August (the club is closed on 24th August).

This is open to all SAFC quarterly members for free, and for those paying on a weekly basis they can pay an additional £5 per session to attend.

If you are planning to join in with the Intermediate course, whether you are a recent Beginner or not, please reply to this email so we have an idea on likely numbers.

This week: Club Competition night!

It is 4th Thursday so it is Club Competition night!

  • Every 4th Thursday of the month!
  • Not sure on the format for this week, as yet…
  • Beginners and Experienced foilists welcome to join in.

Remember, if you are a member of a local fencing club and pay regularly there, you can fence with us for a £5 a night.

Last week: Beginners Poule Unique results

Andy ran a Poule Unique for the Beginners and here are the results:

1st: Richard: three victories

2nd: Stefan: two victories and one defeat

3rd: Dasun: one victory and two defeats

4th Alex: three defeats

Time this week to see if some of that was beginners luck and whether some revenge can be meted out in the Club Competition!

Open Air Competition

As mentioned last week, the Open Air Competition is on, 10th September, we are just checking if we can change location, more to follow when plans have been finalised… In the meantime, please put it in your diaries and we are looking forward to seeing you there, where ever ‘there’ turns out to be!

Summer Fencing:

We will be fencing throughout the school summer holidays, apart from the 24th August. Per session costs are slashed to £5 per night!

Other clubs will also be open as follows:

Dacorum Fencing Club:

Location: Hemel Hempstead Sportspace

When:

Monday evening at 7-9 pm Epee
Tuesday morning 10-12 sabre, Epee
Friday evening 6-7 pm Family Fencing / 7-8 pm Women’s​ Sabre

Watford Fencing Club:

WFC offer Free fencing in August

Location: Nuffield Health Fitness Club, Royal Masonic School for Girls.

When: Wednesday: 8pm to 10pm

Eastern Region events:

We have two competitions in the Eastern Region coming up soon.

August:

The Great Yarmouth Invitation Foil is on Sunday the 20th August. This is a friendly foil competition and would recommend for those who wish to get involved in competition fencing. To register contact Robert: rj.gywfc@gmail.com

September:

We have one of the biggest events in our region the Essex Open on the 9th & 10th Sept at Colchester. This is recommended for all competitive fencers. Registration is here: https://www.sport80.com

Coming-up:

  • Intermediate course starts 27th July. The course will run for five sessions to 31st August (the club is closed on 24th August).
  • Committee meeting 7th August. If you have anything to raise/questions please contact Giles.
  • St Albans City Station promotion on 10th August and 17th August.
  • Club closed on 24th August.
  • Beginners course starts 7th September.
  • Three Counties Competition: Hitchin at home on 7th September.
  • World Fencing Day on 9th September.
  • Open Air Competition on 10th September.

 

SAFC – 3rd Thursday = Sabre Night!, plus news and up-coming events

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This week: Week 6 of Beginners course:

As next week is club competition night, we thought we would swap the Poule Unique week for that, so this week will be an introduction to Epee and Sabre, which is nice as it coincides with Sabre Night at the club!

This week: Sabre Night!

It is the 3rd Thursday of the month, so it must be Sabre night!

* Sabre coach available, in the form of Jon Daley, to give individual lessons.

* Beginners and Experienced sabruers welcome to join in, have lessons and compete.

* One piste dedicated to Sabre, so you’ll be guaranteed to get a good number of bouts. More pistes available as demand dictates!

Remember, if you are a member of a local fencing club and pay regularly there, you can fence with us for a £5 a night.

Open Air Competition

As mentioned last week, the Open Air Competition is on, 10th September, we are just checking if we can change location, more to follow when plans have been finalised… In the meantime, please put it in your diaries and we are looking forward to seeing you there, where ever ‘there’ turns out to be!

Summer Fencing:

We will be fencing throughout the school summer holidays, apart from the 24th August. Per session costs are slashed to £5 per night!

Other clubs will also be open as follows:

Dacorum Fencing Club:

Location: Hemel Hempstead Sportspace

When:

Monday evening at 7-9 pm Epee
Tuesday morning 10-12 Sabre, Epee
Friday evening 6-7 pm Family Fencing / 7-8 pm Women’s​ Sabre

Contact person Lajos Fazekas
lajos.fazekas@btinternet.com

Watford Fencing Club:

WFC offer Free fencing in August

Location at the Nuffield Health Fitness Club, Royal Masonic School for Girls.

When: Wednesday: 8pm to 10pm

Coming-up:

  • Intermediate course starts 27th July. The course will run for five sessions to 31st August (the club is closed on 24th August).
  • Committee meeting 7th August. If you have anything to raise/questions please contact Giles.
  • St Albans City Station promotion on 10th and 17th August.
  • Club closed on 24th August.
  • Beginners course starts 7th September.
  • Three Counties Competition: Hitchin at home on 7th September.
  • World Fencing Day on 9th September.
  • Open Air Competition on 10th September.

 

 

 

 

SAFC – News and up-coming events

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This week: Week 5 of Beginners course: Revision and free fence (best of 3 hit)

Now is a chance to revise what you have learnt so far and put it into action!

This week: Free fencing

Well, not ‘free’ but come along and fence anything you want…

St Albans City Station Promotion

We will be touting our wares at the station on Thursdays 10th and 17th August between 16:00 and 19:30. The aim is to continue our club promotion campaign, so if you are on your way home to pick-up your kit, please stop by to say hello!

Open Air Competition

The people at the FIE have cunningly scheduled the International Day of Fencing the day before the far more prestigious SAFC Open Air Competition which will take place 10th September! Format and location TBA.

Coming-up:

  • Intermediate course starts 27th July. The course will run for five sessions to 31st August (club is closed on the 24th August).
  • Committee meeting 7th August. If you have anything to raise/questions please contact Giles.
  • St Albans City Station promotion on 10th and 17th August.
  • Club closed on 24th August.
  • Beginners course starts 7th September.
  • Three Counties Competition: Hitchin at home on 7th September.
  • World Fencing Day on 9th September.
  • Open Air Competition on 10th September.

Have a great week!

SAFC – News and up-coming events

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This week: Week 4 of Beginners course: Basic Phrasing: 1st Counter Riposte

Things will get a bit more interesting as it becomes more of a conversation between you and your opponent! Enjoy!

This week: Epee night

This week will be an Epee night, so as well as the foil pistes, we will have at least one piste dedicated to Epee.

Coming-up:

  • Intermediate course starts 27th July. The course will run for five weeks to 31st August.
  • Committee meeting 7th August. If you have anything to raise/questions please contact Giles.
  • Club closed on 24th August

Have a great week!