New club league starts this week….!! and ‘Adopt a Beginner’

This week, Thurs 11.07 we are starting a NEW CLUB LEAGUE
It’s in a new format this time – a Poule Unique – so everybody gets the chance to fence everyone else in the club; once over the period to the end of Sept, in any weapon you fancy.
There will also be a novices league running at the same time using the same format.  Novices can of course enter the main league as well, if they wish.
So whether you fence religiously every week or miss the odd session or two, you have plenty of time to complete your matches.  Bouts are up to 10 points so there is a lot of fencing to be done.
We’ll explain more at practice tomorrow as we get underway, but if you have any questions just ask!

Please Adopt a Beginner – Our current and recent Beginners are getting keen to fence!

Do make a point of saying hello,  keep an eye open for anyone looking like they need help and offer to give them a bout – steam or electric, they’ll be glad of the experience and who knows you might even make a friend – we are a friendly club and we were all beginners once…!


Some housekeeping:  as mentioned last week we have a new e-sign-in procedure.
Please visit the ipad/tablet on the table and sign in on arrival, *not later*
Please also remember to pay the correct amount – the club is run by volunteers and having to check and/or chase up payment takes valuable time.

British Fencing Membership is essential for everyone who wishes to fence with us – so please ensure yours is current.  Our new e-sign-in will soon include visitors having to enter a BF valid Membership Number, so please come prepared to avoid disappointment.

Also please remember that as we head towards the summer, if you fence at a club which closes for the holidays, we are still open, and members of Watford, Luton, Hitchin, Bedford and Welwyn & Hatfield can at Fence for a £iver at SAFC.
See you at  practice tomorrow, remember to stay hydrated…!!

PS: Given the warm weather, we’ll probably do a quick warm-up and then get on with the start of the league, so please can everyone help with getting out ALL the electric pistes at the start of the evening, to maximise fencing time.  Also please help with putting them away at the end of the night.