Southern Fencing Region

Southern Fencing Region (formerly known as “Southern Section”) represents the fencing communities of Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire within England Fencing and British Fencing, and ultimately, within the world fencing organisation, Federation Internationale d’Escrime

Southern Fencing holds regional competitions and organises training for fencers, referees and armourers, along with child protection and other relevant issues.

It is a non-profit making organisation, governed by its members, through a committee elected/confirmed annually by an AGM.

Look out for updates from around the region on the news page and on twitter @SouthernFencing

Age Group Team Competition

Entries are now being accepted for Southern Region’s Age Group Team competition 2017-2018

Date: Sunday 8th October 2017

Events:
Teams of three competitors.
U10 Foil.
U14 Foil, U18 Foil
U14 Epee, U18 Epee
U14 Sabre, U18 Sabre

Entries:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/southern-fencing-region-age-group-team-competition-registration-37222207625

Entry Fee:
Early bird entries: Reduced entry fee of £20 per team for entries received by 10pm on Friday 22nd September
Standard entries: Standard entry fee of £30 per team for entries received by 10pm on Friday 29th September

Late entry fee: Any entries accepted after the closing date of 5th October will pay a higher fee of £55.

Venue: Play Football Arena, Unit 29 Bramble Rd, Kembrey Park, Swindon, SN2 8HB

Check-in times will be published closer to the competition date. We expect this to be a popular competition, so fencers
may need to stay through much of the day.

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Development Day

When: 24th September

Where: St Gabriel’s, Newbury

Enter:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/southern-fencing-region-development-day-sep-registration-37303778606

What:
David Keszler attending as our guest coach.

This is an Epee based development day. All those who fence epee are welcome.
We will have groups of those fencers who wish to improve generally, those who are looking for competition preparation and those looking to push their competing up a level.

Luke Deamer (FIE foil ref and qualified to examine in foil) is coming to lead a referee workshop.
The work shop will be based on foil, but will cover epee as well. Those interested will be able to take the written exam later in the day if they wish
Cost £15 for the day, £10 for those registered as Southern Region (or parent of one)

Parents and on-fencers are also welcome to join this workshop

And
En Garde Ready and Time To Listen will be available.
Liz Beneke is holding these workshops and booking in is via the British Fencing website

You will need to have done a Safe Guarding to do the Time to Listen
If you need this, the link to find one local to you is:
https://www.ukcoaching.org/workshops/workshop-search
enter your PO code and search workshops for ‘Safe Guarding and Protecting Children’

Personal Performance / Coach Education Weekends near Southampton

Southampton Epee Club is working with the British Academy of Fencing to deliver a series of training weekends which will mix personal performance for fencers with coach education.

This will be of particular interest to new and developing fencing coaches who want to work towards BAF coaching awards, but coaches simply looking to get new ideas and work on their skills are also welcome to attend.

Dates:
23rd September 2017
28th & 29th October 2017
18th & 19th November 2017
20th & 21st January 2018
28th January 2018 – coaching exams

Times: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Venue: Mountbatten School, Whitenap Lane, Romsey, SO51 5SY

Cost: £30 per day OR £45 for a whole weekend OR £160 for all four weekends (coaching exam fees not included)
Early bird discount: 10% off if payment is made online at least 7 days in advance of the first day of the course

Full details of the course can be found online here: http://www.southampton-epee.co.uk/courses.html

Sabre Academy

Southern Region is delighted to LAUNCH it’s new Sabre Academy, following on from the very successful development day earlier in the year.

The SFR Sabre Academy is open to anyone who has done some sabre and would like to do more. We are aware that we have fencers interested in sabre across the region but some have complained there is not enough chance to practice.

So here is your opportunity, there will be some fitness work, there will be coaches on hand and there will be plenty of fencing.

There is no age guide, we only ask that you come along to encourage each other to help grow sabre in the region both in numbers and quality

APPLY HERE

Please include the following information:
Name  
date of birth (if u16)
Club
Email Address
Mobile (parent if registering an u16)  

When:  Sunday 10th September 2017

Time: 10am to 1pm

Venue:
Moulsford Prep School
Moulsford-on-Thames
Oxfordshire
OX10 9HR

Cost:  £15 – Please Pay Cash or Cheque on the Day.

For those who do not know Moulsford, it is a lovely spot and tea and coffee will be available in September if you are staying around
 
The session will be led by Reka Gemesi-Collins and James Roberts, who many of you met coaching at the at the D/Day

Please invite any of your friends who fence sabre along, we really need a reasonable number there for you to have the chance to work with and fence with folk not just at your club

NEXT ACADEMY TO BE HELD – Sunday 12th November 2017.

Southern Fencing Club Dates 2017

All training sessions, 9:30 – 12:30 unless otherwise stated
 
Sunday 3rd September 2017
 
Venue: Downland Sports Centre, 12 minutes from M4 / A34 junction.
Manor Crescent,
Compton
RG20 6NU
http://www.leisurecentre.com/downland-sports-centre
 
Costs: £7.50. Discounted for regional organisers/helpers/refs and coaches to £5
 
Full details at http://southernfencing.org.uk/fencing-club/

Southern Region Database of Members

If you would like Southern Region to send you information about fencing events in the Region including training days, coaching, first aid training and competitions for children and adults. Please provide your details at the link below:

http://southernfencing.org.uk/southern-fencing-region/southern-region-database-of-members/

Kit recalls and BFA notices regarding fencing kit

For details on recent kit recalls and previous BFA notices on fencing kit please read the information page here