Jun
04
2017

Senior Sabre and Epee

When: 4th June

Where: Compton Sports Centre

The venue is at Downlands School in Compton, just near the A34 and M4 interchange:
Manor Crescent
Compton
RG20 6NU

Fee: £15 per weapon or £25 for both

Entryhttp://southernfencing.org.uk/calendar/competition-entry-epee-sabre/

(or entry on the day but please email us to entry@southernfencing.org.uk with name and BF number to let us know)

Check-in times: (TBC)

Mens Epee check in at 9.30am
Womens Epee check in at 10.30am

Sabre check in close at 12.30 (will follow after the epee finishes)

 

Apr
02
2017

Senior and Novice Foil

When: Sunday 2nd April

Where: Downland Sports Centre, Manor Crescent, Compton, RG20 6NU

Entryhttp://southernfencing.org.uk/contacts/competition-entry-senior-foil/

Check-In Times:

Both Senior and Novice Foil – Check-in around 9:30 and event starts at 10am

Competition Details:

The event will be self-presiding throughout.
Both events will be 1 round of poules followed by DE though this may change slightly on the day.

So far there are 6 novice and 9 senior foilists.

There is reasonable parking on site. There are no cafe or restaurant facilitites, so bring your own lunches.

 

A Southern Fencing Region Novice is defined as aged 15 plus on 1/1/17, fenced for less than 4yrs and, if competed nationally, with national ranking of no better than 100, and no better than last 4 of region/county foil.

Boxes:
Please can clubs provide boxes for the day. We will need eight boxes to ensure smooth running of the event.

Referees:
We will need some referees for the Novice. If you are entering the Senior event, please let the organisers know if you are willing to preside at the Novice event.
The senior event will be self presiding
Equipment:

FOIL:
800N plastron
350N mask, jacket and breeches
ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A LAME BIB AND MASK WIRES
Size 5 foils

Club organisers and coaches:
The novice is a friendly event and it is a good opportunity for beginners/novices to get more experience fencing different opponents in a more competitive environment. Please encourage your less experienced fencers to attend the Novice event. Support your fencers by ensuring that they are fully equipped with two working foils and spare body wire (or can borrow from club/friends).

Jan
29
2017

Age Group Foil

Date: Sunday 29th January 2017

Venue: Wellington Health & Fitness Club, Wellington College, Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7PT

Venue Note: We have been warned that the sports hall may be cold so please ensure you bring enough extra layers (both fencers and spectators)

Entry Details: bf.sport80.com under ‘Events’ as ‘2017 Southern Fencing Region Age Group Foil’ ENTRY CLOSED

Entry to the Southern Age Group Foil on the 29th January is now live at sport:80

Confirmed Check-In times

  Check-in Opens Check-on Closes Entries Start R1
U12 Boys 09:00 09:30 19 10:00
U12 Girls 10:30 11:00 21 11:30
U14 Boys 08:45 09:15 31 09:30
U14 Girls 09:00 09:30 19 10:00
U16 Boys 09:00 09:30 15 10:00
U16 Girls 11:00 11:30 6 12:00
U18 Boys 08:45 09:15 11 09:30
U18 Girls 09:30 10:00 7 10:30

Please note, the start times are approximate and timings across the day are subject to change. We aim to start the first round in each age group as soon as possible after check in closes.

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Nov
27
2016

Age Group Team Competition – Cancelled

Venue: Sunday 27th November 2016 at Bradfield College

Entry Fee:

Entry: Sorry but due to low entry this event is now cancelled.

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Aug
16
2016

Pre-Season Foil Training Camp – London

Train with Top European cadet/Junior fencers this Summer

Tue 16th – Fri 19th Aug

Our summer camp is back by huge demand and this year we are offering more spaces for non-members to attend. Once again we are hosting fencers from all over Europe and include both Men & Women junior/Cadet European medallists. The camp is open to competitive fencers of all ages but is primarily aimed at cadet/Junior/U23 age group* However, dedicated classes for the pre-cadet age group (U13) for a limited number of fencers is available.

*Adult Performance group members are more than welcome to attend

The camp offers 30+ hours of training and sparring, including all tuition, S&C/Plyometric and other specialist fencing sessions. We even supply all your nutritionally designed food and drinks each day. For those not based in London accommodation can be organised and our fully inclusive option not only includes all your meals, a place to stay, your travel to/from the venue each day, our annual BBQ and your entry into the International Senior Men & Womens’ foil competition at the Leon Paul Centre on Sunday.

The training concludes with our annual club BBQ on the Friday evening where you can eat, drink and be merry followed by a day of rest in preparation for the Senior competition on the Sunday.

If you require more details, want to enquire about a discount for our FF members, group bookings or simply reserve your place, please do complete the very short form on the link below in RED

Looking forward to great summer of fencing in London – would be great to have you join us!

TAKE A LOOK

Apr
10
2016

Adult Novice and Senior Foil – Sunday 10th April 2016

Date: Sunday 10th April 2016

Start Time: 9.30am (No novice competition – all fencing in Senior Foil)

Venue: Downland Sports Centre, 12 minutes from M4 / A34 junction.
Manor Crescent
Compton
RG20 6NU
http://www.leisurecentre.com/downland-sports-centre

Entry: southernfencing.org.uk/contacts/competition-entry-senior-foil/

There is reasonable parking on site. There are no cafe or restaurant facilitites, so bring your own lunches.

A Southern Fencing Region Novice is defined as aged 15 plus on 1/1/16, fenced for less than 4yrs and, if competed nationally, with national ranking of no better than 100, and no better than last 4 of region/county foil.

Boxes:
Please can clubs provide boxes for the day. We will need eight boxes to ensure smooth running of the event.

Referees:
We will need some referees for the Novice. If you are entering the Senior event, please let the organisers know if you are willing to preside at the Novice event.
The senior event will be self presiding
Equipment:

FOIL:
800N plastron
350N mask, jacket and breeches
ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A LAME BIB AND MASK WIRES
Size 5 foils

Club organisers and coaches:
The novice is a friendly event and it is a good opportunity for beginners/novices to get more experience fencing different opponents in a more competitive environment. Please encourage your less experienced fencers to attend the Novice event. Support your fencers by ensuring that they are fully equipped with two working foils and spare body wire (or can borrow from club/friends).

Apr
10
2016

Development Day – U10 Foil, First Aid and SP1 Course

(very sorry this does clash with the senior foil competition but hopefully it will not affect many of you splitting yourselves in two!)

Venue:
St Gabriel’s School.
Sandleford Priory
Newtown Road
Newbury RG20 9BD

Training in all weapons

We have guest coaches Glen Golding and Peter Wright supported by Reka Gemesi and, as with all training days, all coaches from the region are invited to come and get involved…

 £20 for SFR fencers, £25 from outside the region

A separate email will be sent to all SFR BYC qualifiers giving them a link to book in for £10 to attend

Entry Form: southernfencing.org.uk/contacts/training-day-entry/

Referee workshop

We are lucky to have Peter Huggins come along. He will run a course and will offer the written L1 exam at the end

He will be able to advise on what is required and how/where to get assessed for L2

Pre-course reading materials will be provided to those booked in

Armoury workshops

We are lucky to have Janet Huggins come along. She will be there to introduce armoury to anyone wanting to bring weapons along to work on, or just sit in and pick up tips. Also if you have any armourers that would like to advance their knowledge, she will happily work with them on all types of equipment

Entry form (Armory/Referee): southernfencing.org.uk/contacts/southern-region-referee-course/


 

For coaches and all officials, we have secured a BF run, fully certified, Safeguarding and Protection Course (SP1) and First Aid Course

£25 for SP1

(First Aid now full)

£50 for First Aid} – 12 places

£65 for both   } – 12 places

Courses Entry: http://southernfencing.org.uk/contacts/development-day/

And finally….

Following up on last year’s success we plan to hold a u10 foil day/competition

this is geared to those u10 on Jan 1st 2016 and is really an introduction to competition there will be some training for the fencers prior to their competition and also a session with parents who, we hope, will then be involved with setting up and generally assisting at the competition

Entries will be £15, for the whole day

U10 Foil Entry: http://southernfencing.org.uk/contacts/competition-entry-foil-age-group/

Mar
20
2016

CANCELED – Team Foil, Epee and Sabre

CANCELLED

When: Sunday 20th March 2016,

Entry Form: Click here (at bottom of this post)

Entry Closes: 13th March 2016.

The Adult Team Competitions this season will be a in all three weapons and will be run as mixed gender team events.

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Mar
13
2016

Southern Fencing Club

PLEASE EMAIL TO: fencer85618@aol.com if you are coming, and indicate age and weapon.

Date: Sunday 13th March 2016

Venue:
Downland Sports Centre, 12 minutes from M4 / A34 junction.
Manor Crescent,
Compton
RG20 6NU
http://www.leisurecentre.com/downland-sports-centre

Details: http://southernfencing.org.uk/fencing-club/

Mar
06
2016

Southern Age Group Epee and Sabre

Date: Sunday 6th March 2016

Venue: Wellington Health & Fitness Club (Sports Hall), Wellington College, Dukes Ride, Crowthorn, Berkshire. RG45 7PT

(Best Sat Nav locations – Dukes Ride, Crowthorne or the nearest postcode on Duke’s Ride, RG45 6DP)

Entry: CLOSED

Entry List: https://bf.sport80.com/public_reports/index/137

Check-In Times: (CONFIRMED)

IMPORTANT – DOUBLE CHECK YOUR TIMES AS SOME HAVE CHANGED.

Epee Check-in Opens Check-in Closes R1 . Sabre Check-in Opens Check-in Closes R1
U12 Boys 09:00 09:30 09:45  U12 B 13:30 14:00 14:30
U12 Girls 09:00 09:30 09:45 U12 G  n/a n/a n/a
U14 Boys 08:45 09:15 09:30 U14 B  13:30 14:00 14:30
U14 Girls 09:15 09:45 10:00 U14 G  13:30 14:00 14:30
U16 Boys 08:45 09:15 09:30 U16 B  13:30 14:00 14:30
U16 Girls 09:15 09:45 10:00 U16 G  13:30 14:00 14:30
U18 Boys 08:45 09:15 09:30 U18 B  14:00 14:30 15:00
U18 Girls 09:00 09:30 09:45 U18 G  14:00 14:30 15:00

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Feb
21
2016

Southern Fencing Club

PLEASE EMAIL TO: fencer85618@aol.com if you are coming, and indicate age and weapon.

Date: Sunday 21st February 2016

Venue:
Downland Sports Centre, 12 minutes from M4 / A34 junction.
Manor Crescent,
Compton
RG20 6NU
http://www.leisurecentre.com/downland-sports-centre

Details: http://southernfencing.org.uk/fencing-club/

Jan
31
2016

Age Group Foil

Sunday 31st January 2016

Venue: Wellington College, Dukes Ride, Crowthorn, Berkshire

Entry to the Southern Age Group Foil on the 31st Jan is now live at sport:80

Entries Closed

The entry list is at:
https://bf.sport80.com/public_reports/index/113

 

Check-In Times – Confirmed
(These are not expected to change but do check Saturday evening for any last minute changes)

Check-in Opens Check-In Closes R1 Start
U12 Boys 08:45 09:15 09:30
Girls 11:30 12:00 12:30
U14 Boys 08:45 09:15 09:30
Girls 09:30 10:00 10:30
U16 Boys 09:00 09:30 10:00
Girls 10:30 11:00 11:30
U18 Boys 08:45 09:15 09:30
Girls 10:30 11:00 11:30

 

Event Parking

There are a number of on-going  building projects which are affecting parking within both car parks – therefore for the event you would need to park along the long kilometre drive which leads up to the College

Check-In Times

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.

Southern Region – Fencers may only enter this Regional event if they have specified Southern Region on their British Fencing Membership. Fencers may only fence in a qualifying event in one region in any season.

UK residents – As these are the qualifying events for the British Youth Championships (BYCs), fencers must be UK residents.

BYC qualification and entry fee – At least the top four fencers in each competition will qualify for the BYCs. More will qualify in any competitions with 17 or more fencers. All qualifying fencers will be asked to pay the £21 BYC entry fee at the competition on 25 January

Byes – For 2016, all fencers with a bye for the BYC and who want to take advantage of the bye will need to enter this competition.
They do not need to fence but they are required to pay the competition entry fee – please notify entries@southernfencing.org.uk if you enter but are not fencing.
Fencers with byes will be an additional qualifier on top of the regions quota no matter where they finish. All fencers with bye’s will be contacted by British Fencing explaining this too.

Cancellation/Refund Policy – In general no refunds or cancellations will be given once a fencer has paid the entry fee. Refunds are only given in unusual/extreme circumstances and at the discretion of the Region chair. Any fencer who receives a refund is deemed not to have entered the qualifier and cannot be entered in the BYC even if they have a bye.

Please contact the southern region competitions committee if you have any queries about this Southern Region competition, details can be found here:
http://www.southernfencing.org.uk/contacts
For further details on BYC Championships please see:
http://www.britishfencing.com/events/british_youth_championships/

EQUIPMENT: Foil Kit Specification Rules for 2016 – BYC Finals

Under 10
800N or 350N plastron
350N mask, jacket and breeches
NO LAME BIB OR MASK WIRE REQUIRED
Size 0 foils

Under 12/Under 14
800N or 350N plastron
350N mask, jacket and breeches
NO LAME BIB OR MASK WIRE REQUIRED
Size 3 foils

Under 16/Under 18
800N plastron
350N mask, jacket and breeches
ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE Size 5 foils

Please ensure you have spare kit at the competition – i.e. at least 2 working foils and body wires.

Arrangements for Under 10s
Based on experience in recent years, the Region will be holding a separate competition for U10s. Details will follow once these are confirmed. The BFA will be running British Under 10 competitions 2016. These competitions will be run separately from the BYCs and we understand that there will be no qualification requirement. Please see this webpage on the BF website: http://www.britishfencing.com/events/british_youth_championships/
Jan
21
2016

Southern Senior Epee and Sabre

Date: 24th January 2016

Venue: Downland Sports Centre (12 minutes from M4 / A34 junction.), Manor Crescent, Compton RG20 6NU
www.leisurecentre.com/downland-sports-centre

Entry Formsouthernfencing.org.uk/contacts/competition-entry-epee-sabre

Check In Times:

  • Men’s and Women’s Epee – Check-in closes 9:15 and event starts at 9:30
  • Men’s and Women’s Sabre – Check-in closes 1:15, start at ~ 1:30 pm

Entry fee

The entry fee is £15 per competition. The competitions will be run one after the other, to allow fencers to enter both epee and sabre.

Closing date for entries

9pm on Saturday 23rd January – Absolutely no entries accepted after this date and no entries on the day

Age of fencers

This is an adult competition, open to fencers aged 13 and over at 1 January 2016.

Jan
16
2016

Southern Fencing Club

PLEASE EMAIL TO: fencer85618@aol.com if you are coming, and indicate age and weapon.

Date: Saturday 16th January 2016

Venue:
Downland Sports Centre, 12 minutes from M4 / A34 junction.
Manor Crescent,
Compton
RG20 6NU
http://www.leisurecentre.com/downland-sports-centre

Details: http://southernfencing.org.uk/fencing-club/

Nov
08
2015

Southern Region Fencing – Mixed Age Group Team Competition

We hope this will be an enjoyable competition for young fencers in the region.

Entry Form http://southernfencing.org.uk/contacts/competition-entry-junior-team-foil-epee-sabre
Date Sunday 8 November 2015
Start time Check in from 10am, with times for different competitions to be confirmed

Competitions will be run in parallel, so it will not be possible for fencers to enter more than one weapon.

Venue Sports Hall, Bradfield College, Bradfield, Berkshire, RG7 6AU
Competitions U14  – Foil, Epee and  Sabre U18  – Foil, Epee and  Sabre
Age Groups For the 2015/16 season, age is determined at 1 January 2016

U14 – born in 2002, 2003, 2004 or 2005

U18 – born in 1998, 1999, 2000 or 2001

Notes on Age Groups U14s (born in 2002) can fence in an U18 team if they wish

U13s and younger (born 2003 or later) cannot fence in the older age group, due to disparities in weapon size and fencer size.

Composition of teams This is a mixed gender competition, so teams including boys and girls are encouraged. Single gender teams will be accepted.
Reserves Each team can include an optional reserve. A fencer can enter as a reserve for more than one team, but can only fence for one team on the day.
Valid entries For team entries to be valid they must include three named entrants and an optional reserve. Each fencer must have valid British Fencing membership. Payment must be submitted with each entry.
Entry fees and closing date

 

Early bird entries Reduced entry fee of £20 per team for entries received by 10pm on Friday 23 October
Standard Entries & closing date Standard entry fee of £30 per team for entries received by 10pm on Friday 30 October
Late entry fee Any entries accepted after the closing date of 30 October will pay a higher fee of £30.

 

 

Confirmation of entry Confirmation of entry and joining instructions will be sent to by email to the Team contact (coach or parent).
Queries If you have any queries about this competition, please contact entries@southernfencing.org.uk

Equipment requirements by age group

Foil

 

U14

Blade size: size 3 foil

No lame bib or mask wire required

 

U18

Blade size: size 5 foil

Lame bibs and mask wires are required

 

All fencers

Please ensure equipment fits properly, including lames which must reach the hip bone.

Epee and Sabre

U14 Blade size: size 2 epee or sabre
U18 Blade size: size 5 epee or sabre

Additional requirements for Sabre

All Sabre competitors · Lame jacket

Electric glove or cuff Electric mask with headwire

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL FENCERS

Each fencer (parent/guardian for Under 18s) is personally responsible for making sure that their clothing and equipment conform to FIE and British Fencing rules and are in good condition.

Neither British Fencing nor the organisers of the competition, nor any official or referee involved in the competition is responsible for these matters, or for any accident, loss or damage to persons or property however caused.

Oct
11
2015

The Southern Fencing Club

THE SOUTHERN FENCING CLUB MEETS FOR THE FIRST TIME!

THIS SUNDAY (11TH OCTOBER 2015) AT 9:30 AM (TILL 12:30)

U14s 800N PLASTRONS AND PREFERABLY CONDUCTIVE BIBS AT FOIL.

PLEASE REPLY TO: fencer85618@aol.com if you are coming, and indicate age and weapon.

Venue: Downland Sports Centre, 12 minutes from M4 / A34 junction.
Manor Crescent,
Compton
RG20 6NU
http://www.leisurecentre.com/downland-sports-centre

What is the Southern Fencing Club?

Training format:

This is a fencing club, with fencing at the heart of the activities. The general aim is to replicate a whole competition in just 3 hours. Thus everyone does 5 fights to 5 hits, 3 minutes and then 3 or 4 fights to 15, 3 * 3 minutes. Fencers are to be self-presiding and agree on scoring of hits.

This is a training session where fencers are expected experiment and learn during the course of a bout. Fencers are not to be aggressive or intimidating. Less able fencers are to be respected and given help to develop, grow and learn.

Restrictions:

  • Over 14 years of age (lower, if ability warrants it, and if a parent attends and supervises)
  • BF membership
  • Own working and well maintained electric kit
  • All three weapons (hopefully, depending upon attendance)

Requirements:

Please bring a box from your normal club if possible. We will need around 5 boxes to be provided by attendees.

Costs:

£7.50 per session, payable on the day

Reductions – £5.00 per session, payable on the day (Students, Amateur / Professional coaches, Southern Region or National organisers, Veteran or retired fencers, etc.)

Note that this is a not-for-profit club. Any extra funds accumulated will be re-invested in the club in the form of boxes, or ‘free’ sessions.

When: Saturday and Sunday mornings, approximately once per month:

Sunday October 11th 2015, Sunday October 25th 2015, Sunday November 15th 2015,

Saturday November 28th 2015, Sunday December 6th 2015, Saturday January 16th 2016.

Venue:  Downland Sports Centre, 12 minutes from M4 / A34 junction.

Manor Crescent,
Compton
RG20 6NU

http://www.leisurecentre.com/downland-sports-centre

Jun
21
2015

BB&O Fencing Picnic AGM

BB&O Fencing Picnic AGM

Date: 21st June 2015

Venue: Sports Hall, Moulsford Preparatory School, Moulsford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 9HR

Reporting Times: 09:00 – 09:30 15:00 (approx)

Note: This is a BB&O event only. Full details at http://www.sloughopen.org/bbofencing/?page_id=13

Mar
15
2015

Wiltshire Youth Championships for Boys & Girls

Wiltshire Youth Championships for Boys & Girls

Date: Sunday, 15 March 2015

Venue: Sarum Academy, Westwood Road, Salisbury, Wilts. SP2 9HS.

Latest reporting time will be 09.30am.

Note: This is a Wiltshire County event only. Full details at

http://www.wiltshirefencing.org.uk/

Feb
22
2015

Southern Region Hub – February

Date: 22nd February 2015

Venue: St. Gabriel’s School, Sandleford Priory, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 9BD

Booking Forms:

Training: http://southernfencing.org.uk/contacts/southern-regional-hub-entry

and First Aid: www.southernfencing.org.uk/calendar/first-aid-course.htm

The cost for the day is £25 for fencers ~ free for parents of fencers

Please remember to bring lunch and plenty to drink (tea & coffee will be available).

All SFR coaches are welcome

Queries to: rhlo@southernfencing.org.uk

Jan
25
2015

Southern Region Foil Age Group Qualifiers 2015

Date: 25th January 2015

Venue: Bradfield College, Bradfield Berkshire

Emergency contact number ONLY on the competition day: 07766 307076

Note:  Late entries will be at the organisers’ discretion. Absolutely no more entries after 10pm 21st Jan 2015

Entry: CLOSED

Check in:
(Confirmed as below, however please check back before the Sunday in case of last minutes changes.)

Check-in open Check-close #’s Start R1
U12 Boys 08:45 09:15 30 09:30
U12 Girls 11:30 12:00 22 12:30
U14 Boys 08:45 09:15 27 09:30
U14 Girls 08:45 09:15 14 09:30
U16 Boys 10:30 11:00 17 11:30
U16 Girls 09:15 09:45 15 10:00
U18 Boys 08:45 09:15 11 09:30
U18 Girls 11:30 12:00 10 12:30

Please note: the start and DE times are subject to change during the day at the organisers discretion in order to facilitate the smooth running of the competition, please take the above as a guide.

Age Groups: U12, U14, U16, U18

Entry: £27 (Late entry fee now applies)

Please note:
A late fee of £27 will be charged for any entries received after 10pm on Monday 19 January.

BYC qualification and entry fee
At least the top four fencers in each competition will qualify for the BYCs. More will qualify in any competitions with 17 or more fencers. All qualifying fencers will be asked to pay £21 at the competition on 25 January (cash or cheque). In a change of rules for 2015, if qualifying fencers are unable to attend the BYCs for any reason, their place will be reallocated by the Region to the next ranked fencer. Check-in must be notified on the day if a fencer cannot take up their place, so this can be reallocated.

Jan
04
2015

Southern Region Hub – January

Date: 4th January 2015

Venue: St. Gabriel’s School, Sandleford Priory, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 9BD

Booking Forms:

Training: http://southernfencing.org.uk/contacts/southern-regional-hub-entry

The cost for the day is £25 for fencers ~ free for parents of fencers

Please remember to bring lunch and plenty to drink (tea & coffee will be available).

All SFR coaches are welcome

Queries to: rhlo@southernfencing.org.uk

Dec
07
2014

BB&O Foil Rally

BB&O Foil Rally

Date: 7th December 2014

Venue: TBC

Reporting Times: 09:00 – 09:30

Note: This is a BB&O event only. Full details at http://www.sloughopen.org/bbofencing/?page_id=13

Nov
30
2014

Southern Region Mixed Age Group Team Competition

Information for fencers and parents

Date:
Sunday 30 November 2014

Venue:
Wellington Health & Fitness Club, Wellington College
Dukes Ride, Crowthorn, Berkshire, RG45 7PT

Start time:
Check in from 10am, with times for different competitions to be confirmed
Competitions will be run in parallel, so it will not be possible for fencers to enter more than one weapon.

Competitions

  • U14 – Foil now full sorry (16 teams)
  • U14 – Epee and Sabre
  • U18 – Foil, Epee and Sabre

Age Groups Age is determined at 1 January 2015

  • U14 – born in 2001, 2002, 2003 or 2004
  • U18 – born in 1997, 1998, 1999 or 2000

Notes on Age Groups:

  • U14s (born in 2001) can fence in an U18 team if they wish
  • U13s and younger (born 2002 or later) cannot fence in the older age group, due to disparities in weapon size and fencer size.

Composition of teams:
This is a mixed gender competition, so teams including boys and girls are encouraged. Single gender teams will be accepted.
Reserves – Each team can include an optional reserve. A fencer can enter as a reserve for more than one team, but can only fence for one team on the day.

Valid entries:
For team entries to be valid they must include three named entrants and an optional reserve. Each fencer must have valid British Fencing membership. Payment must be submitted with
each entry.

Entry fees and closing date:

  • Entry closing date 10pm on Friday 21 November
  • Entry fee £27 per team
  • Late entries accepted until 4pm on Monday 24 Nov.
  • No entries accepted after that or on the day.
  • Late entry fee £54 per team

Submitting your entry:
Please submit team entries through our website with payment by paypal:
http://southernfencing.org.uk/contacts/competition-entry-junior-team-foil-epee-sabre

Paper entry forms are available on request from entries@southernfencing.org.uk

Confirmation of entry and joining instructions will be sent to by email to the Team contact (coach or parent).

If you have any queries about this competition, please contact entries@southernfencing.org.uk

Equipment requirements by age group:

Foil

  • U14 – Blade size: size 3 foil. No lame bib or mask wire required
  • U18 – Blade size: size 5 foil. Lame bibs and mask wires are required

All fencers: Please ensure equipment fits properly, including lames which must reach the hip bone.

Epee and Sabre

  • U14 Blade size: size 2 epee or sabre
  • U18 Blade size: size 5 epee or sabre

Additional requirements for Sabre – All Sabre competitors:

  • Lame jacket
  • Electric glove or cuff
  • Electric mask with headwire

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL FENCERS
Each fencer (parent/guardian for Under 18s) is personally responsible for making sure that their clothing and equipment conform to FIE and British Fencing rules and are in good condition. Neither British Fencing nor the organisers of the competition, nor any official or referee involved in the competition is responsible for these matters, or for any accident, loss or damage to persons or property
however caused.

Nov
23
2014

Wiltshire County Championship

Wiltshire County Championships

Date: 23rd Nov 2014

Time: 08:45 – 18:00

The Wiltshire County Championships will be held on the 23rd of November at Prior Park Preparatory School Sports Hall in Cricklade. This is a competition for individual fencers in each of the 6 weapons.

Note: This is a Wiltshire county event. Full details at http://www.wiltshirefencing.org.uk/events.shtml#event20

Nov
16
2014

BB&O Epee & Sabre

BB&O Men, Women, Boys, Girls U12, U14, U16 & U18 Epee – 09:15 – 09:30

BB&O Men, Women, Boys, Girls U12, U14, U16 & U18 Sabre – 13:45 – 14:00

Sunday 16th November 2014

Sport Hall, Langley Grammar School, Reddington Drive, Langley, Berks SL3 7QS

Note: This is a BB&O event only.

Full details at http://www.sloughopen.org/bbofencing/?page_id=13

May
24
2014

Chicester Open

Date: 24/25th May 2014

Details: www.chichester-fencing-club.org.uk/open.html

(Please note this competition is not run by Southern Region. Please contact the organisers directly for more information)

May
10
2014

Hampshire Open

Date: 10-11th May 2014

Details: http://www.southhampshirefencing.co.uk/hampshire-open/

(This competition is not run by the Southern Region. Please contact the organisers directly for more information)

Mar
01
2014

Southern Age Group Sabre & Epee

Date: 9th March 2014

Venue:
Wellington College Health and Fitness Club
Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, RG45 7PT

Closing Date: 10pm, 1st March 2014 (then late fee of £27 applies)

Entry Form:

 Check-In Times:

Event  – Epee Check-in times

 

Under 10  & Under 12 Girls’  Epee 10.00 to 10.30 am

Under 14  Girls’  Epee 10.00 to 10.30 am

Under 16  Girls’  Epee 9.00 to 9.30 am

Under 18  Girls’  Epee 10.30 to 11 am

Under 12  Boys’  Epee 10.00 to 10.30 am

Under 14  Boys’  Epee 10.00 to 10.30 am

Under 16  Boys’  Epee 9.30 to 10 am

Under 18  Boys’  Epee 9.00 to 9.30 am

 

Event  – Sabre Check-in times

 

All sabre events 1.00pm to 1.30pm

 

Feb
23
2014

Southern Region Hub – February

Date: 23rd Febraury 2014

Venue: St. Gabriel’s School, Sandleford Priory, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 9BD

Booking Forms:

Training: http://southernfencing.org.uk/contacts/southern-regional-hub-entry

All 3 weapon training day at St Gabriel’s
Possible First Aid course – £45 per person (as long as we have 12 – may put price up a little if nearly enough of you),
If you are interested email coaching@southernfencing.org.ukasap as we need enough coaches to put the course on

Feb
22
2014

Wessex Scrimmage Epee Competition

Wessex Blades are trying to start an informal Epee competition. The first one will be on 22nd Feb 2014 and it will be an informal poule unique.

Where: Main Hall, Kingsdown School, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 9DR
http://www.kingdown.wilts.sch.uk/location

When: Saturday 22 February 2014 (10:00 – 16:00)

How Much: £10 before 15th February, £15 after (Cheques payable to Wessex Blades Fencing Club)

Format: Poule unique of up to 25 fencers

Entry Form: Wessex Scrimmage Epee Competition Entry Form

Warning: This will be an informal competition (the pistes will not be grounded) – a poule sheet of up to 25 fencers will be drawn up and participants

– will be asked to work their way through their opponents without any specific order

– will be asked to referee (and to not abuse inexperienced referees!)

How will I make it through the day: Water is available on site but it is suggested that participants bring some sustenance as the day will involve a lot of fencing!

More Questions: email benkdishman@gmail.com or ring me on 07802 559821.

IMPORTANT NOTE: BFA membership is required for insurance purposes. If this is your first competition of the year you can get social membership for £10. This can be upgraded to full membership at a later date if needed (social membership only covers one competition). Please visit the BFA website for more information (http://www.britishfencing.com/membership/).

Wessex Blades Fencing Club

 

http://www.wessexblades.co.uk/

Entry Form: Wessex Scrimmage Epee Competition Entry Form

Jul
07
2013

Southern Region Referee Course

Venue: St Gabriel’s School

Qualification: Level 1 Referee course (exam optional)

Tutor:  Mr Peter Huggins

Cost:  Outside region £15, members of SR £10

The referee course covers all three weapons. You will able to take a written Level 1 exam if you feel confident in doing so at the end of the day.

Entry Form click here

 

Apr
20
2013

Senior Winton

To be held on the 20-21 April 2013 and this year it will be in Nottingham

Please contact Rochelle (rochelle.dazeley@btinternet.com) if you are over 18, available and would like to be considered for the team

Mar
10
2013

Southern Age Group Epee Results

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U12 Boys Epee
   1 MACLENNAN James          ABINGDON PREP
   2 GREEN Matthew            ABINGDON SCH
   3 SEAL Arnie               SWAY FC
   3 VOUSDEN Nicholas         READING FC
   5 CRICK Aaron              SWAY FC
   6 DEZON Arturo             READING FC
   7 JENKINS Samuel           READING FC
   8 STRUGAR Oskar            READING FC

U14 Boys Epee
   1 RUSSELL James                   ALDERSHOT FC
   2 STIGANT Devlin                  MALVERN FC
   3 MACLENNAN Robert                ABINGDON SCHOOL
   3 ROSENBAUM Noam                  READING FC
   5 DRAKE William                   JOSCAS YOUNG BLADES
   6 ROTH Luca                       OXFORD FC
   7 DAVIES Greg                     ABINGDON SCHOOL
   8 JOHNSON Patrick                 ABINGDON SCHOOL
   9 PRENDERGAST William             SWAY FC
  10 HEARFIELD Nathaniel             ALDERSHOT FC
  11 CANTARELLI Alessandro           ABINGDON SCHOOL
  12 THULIN Alex                     ABINGDON SCHOOL
  13 FORD Jake                       ESPADA
  14 DE JONGH Alex                   ABINGDON SCHOOL
  15 GALE Jack                       SWAY FC

U16 Boys Epee
   1 SCHNEIDER Benjamin       ABINGDON FC
   2 JOHNSON William          ABINGDON SCH
   3 DAWSON Jack              ABINGDON SCH
   3 RYERSON STANSFIELD Felix READING FC
   5 MARTYN George            MARLBOROUGH
   6 DOBIE Nick               SWINDON
   7 EDBROOKE-COFFIN Henry    ESPADA
   8 CLAYTON HOLDER Zach      ESPADA
   9 HARDIE Alexander         OXFORD FC
  10 CROXFORD Johnah          EGHAM FC
  11 MOGENSEN Jarl            RGS
  12 MESSER Marcus            ESPADA
  13 SMITH William            ESPADA
  14 RIZVI Thomas             RGS
  15 WILSON Cameron           RGS
  16 BLACKMORE Seth           RGS
  17 LATHAM Matthew           RGS
  18 FOLEY Fergus             WINCHESTER ESCRIME
  19 CHANG Anthony            ABINGDON SCH
  20 COLE Patrick             ABINGDON SCH

U18 Boys Epee
   1 CHAN Herman           ABINGDON SCH
   2 HARRIS Hugo           MARLBOROUGH
   3 HYATT Tom             EGHAM FC
   3 STIGANT Liam          MALVERN
   5 BLACKMORE Noah        ROYAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL
   6 FARAGGI Omri          ABINGDON SCH
   7 MORTON Sebastian      UNKNOWN
   8 CROWE Henry           ABINGDON SCH
   9 HORNBY Edgar          MALVERN
  10 NIKOLAEV Ivan         ABINGDON SCH
  11 NG Bernard            ABINGDON SCH
  12 FOLEY Cormac          WINCHESTER ESCRIME
  13 CORNFORTH Edmund      OXFORD FC
  14 MUNRO Thomas          ABINGDON SCH
  15 FLAWN-THOMAS Piers    READING FC
  16 BOND Kester           ABINGDON SCH

U14 Girls Epee
   1 KNOWLES Rebecca           MARLBOROUGH
   2 GENT Joanna               HEADINGTON
   3 MAHONEY Georgia           HEADINGTON
   3 ZISMAN Elizabeth          WYCOMBE ABBEY
   5 HOGG Serena               SWAY FC
   6 ROGERS Abigail            DILETTANTE
   7 CAYLEY Madeline           HEADINGTON
   8 MACCLANCY Caitlin         HEADINGTON
   9 MAHONEY Cordelia          HEADINGTON

U16 Girls Epee
   1 BRADLEY Ellen                WINCHESTER ESCRIME
   2 CAYLEY Catriona              HEADINGTON
   3 GRAINGER Ashlee              READING FC
   3 SUTTON Joanna                HEADINGTON
   5 HORNBY Odette                MALVERN
   6 MCQUEEN Anna                 WINCHESTER ESCRIME
   7 CONNELL Dearbhla             HEADINGTON
   8 BRIGHT ROSA SAUNDERS Laurel  MARLBOROUGH
   9 HYDER Afrah                  UNKNOWN

U18 Girls Epee
  1 MAYLE Rebecca         MALVERN

Mar
10
2013

Southern Region Age Group Epee & Sabre

Epee / Sabre Competition  ~  Sunday 10th March 2013

To be held at SportsPark, University of Reading, Shinfield Rd, Reading RG6 6AH – for SatNavs use RG6 6UR

Enter as soon as possible.  Late entries charges apply after 00.01 on 4 March (postmark 2/3/13). No entries can be excepted after 4pm on Friday, 8 March

Entry Forms:

Feb
02
2013

Regional Hub L1/L2 Coaching Course–2nd Feb 2013

Venue: Park House School, Newbury RG14 6NQ
Dates: 2 Feb, 2 Mar, 6 April, 1 June, 6 July. Basically, the first Saturday of the month, with a break at Christmas and in May. Learners don’t have to attend all dates – this is a rolling programme and so the session will be repeated. Learners ‘sit’ assessment when they feel ready.
Times: 11:15 – 1700 hours
All 3 weapons covered, and learners can be assessed in all 3, if they wish.
Cost £195 to Southern Region Members. Payable either in one lump sum, or five consecutive monthly payment of £40 (£5 will be refunded to learners on completion of the course).

Click here for booking form

Click here for monthly payment.

Jan
27
2013

Southern Region Age Group Foil

Date: 27th January 2013

Venue: SportsPark, Univeristy of Reading, Shinfield Road, Reading. RG6 6AH. (Use RG6 6UR for SatNavs)

Check-In Times: (These times are now confirmed)

Check-In

Open

Close

U10

13:00

13:30

U12 Boys

09:40

10:00

U12 Girls

09:40

10:00

U14 Boys

09:05

09:20

U14 Girls

09:20

09:40

U16 Boys

09:20

09:40

U16 Girls

11:00

11:30

U18 Boys

09:05

09:20

U18 Girls

09:05

09:20

 

Entry Forms:

(PLEASE NOTE ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY.)

  • Online entry click here (Entries close 5pm Friday 25th January 2013)

Foil Sizes:

U10 size 0

U12 & U14 size 3

U16 & U18 size 5 AND lame bibs/ mask wires required.

Please ensure you have working spare swords and body wires.

Jan
13
2013

Southern Region Senior Epee and Sabre

Date: 13th January 2013

Venue: University of Reading, Shinfield Road, Reading. RG6 6UR

Check-In Times:

9:15 Epee check in closes
12:45 Sabre check in closes

Entry Forms:

Dec
15
2012

Cadet Winton 2012

Congratulations to the following who will be representing the Southern Region at the Cadet Winton.

Ladies Foil:
Zoe Sudderick
Ella Rice
Stacey Bryant
Lauren Begboar

Ladies Epee:
Rebecca Mayle
Zoe Sheehan
Ellen Bradley

Ladies Sabre:
Libby Caffery
Cecilia Caffery
Evangeline Rodrigues
Ines Barrowcliffs
Mens Foil:
Cormac Foley
Matthew Crawshaw
Sam Tussingham

Mens Epee:
Sam Bradley
Edgar Hornby
Liam Stigant
Piers Flawn-Thomas

Mens Sabre:
James Fotherby
Patrick Caffery
Noah Blackmore
Jago Seymour

The cost for the trip is £84 for 1st family member and £64 for additional family members. Please click here for payment.

Parents must also complete and return the consent form. For the form and details about the competition please click the following: Cadet Winton Info-Consent Form

Jul
15
2012

Inter-County Competition (Triangular)

Sunday 15th July 2012

To be held at:
SportsPark, University of Reading, Shinfield Rd, Reading RG6 6AH
(for SatNavs use RG6 6UR)

Check-in: 9am for 9.30 start

Fencing is by invitation by the County Captains. Please contact them for further details.

Jul
08
2012

Southern Region Development Day–8th July 2012

Book your place at:
http://new.southernfencing.org.uk/contacts/southern-dev-day

  • Coaching is available in all weapons – you will see on the poster that the sabre coach is not named, our coach has had to pull out because of work but we will have a sabre coach for you and you coach will know as soon as we know who it will be.
  • Peter and Janet Huggins are joining us for the day.
  • Janet will be doing short armoury workshops with all the fencers and the parents who want to; she will also spend more time with those who want to work on equipment with her.
  • Peter will hold a ref course in all weapons, this will be for the day and will include the opportunity to do the written exam.
  • The day will also include a session on sportsmanship for everyone.
  • The day also has a group of workshops designed to give the parents a good understanding of what is going on in the world of fencing as their young people become more competitive. If you are a parent, please come along. If you are a fencer please encourage your support network to come along.

We hope that this day will help to ensure that more families will get involved with their fencer’s progress and the region that they belong to. To understand why things are the way they are and what they might consider doing to help support/improve what is currently happening.

Generous discounts being offered to all those who put ‘Southern’ down on their BFA membership and their families, and we hope you will continue to show your support by doing so in the future.

Please can you encourage your friends and their families to come along to the Development Day.

We will, as usual, provide lunch. Again, this year, our AGM will take place over lunch. This year I will be stepping down, as will Cara (our treasurer) and Eileen (our competitions secretary). June is prepared to continue on the committee and I do hope you will all get behind her and support her. We do need new blood on the main committee. We now have a lot of people supporting the committee like the competitions committee, coaching support, and our contacts for safeguarding, SF clothing and SF kit as well as many of you who turn up at competitions and help out on the day. I have been in this role for six years and, whilst we have come a very long way, new leadership/new ideas are needed for the region to continue to thrive. I want to say a huge thank you to all of you for your support over the years and trust you will continue to work together to keep the region alive and very well. I have been asked to become an England Executive Director to work with regions; you have helped to get the experience for me to be offered this role.

Please feel free to ask me or any of the committee about the work involved and consider what you might be able to do.

Book your place at:
http://new.southernfencing.org.uk/contacts/southern-dev-day

Jun
30
2012

Development Weekend

confirmed dates: 7/8 July 2012

Venue: TBC

Jun
17
2012

Hampshire–Team Foil

Further details at http://fixtures.hampshirefencing.org.uk/

Apr
15
2012

Hampshire–Senior Epee and Senior Epee Team

Further details at http://fixtures.hampshirefencing.org.uk/

Mar
25
2012

Hampshire–Foil 1 & 2

Further details at http://fixtures.hampshirefencing.org.uk/

Mar
11
2012

Hampshire–Senior Sabre and Senior Team Sabre

Further details at http://fixtures.hampshirefencing.org.uk/

Feb
05
2012

Wiltshire–Individual Youth Championship

Details from Wiltshire Fencing Union.

Feb
04
2012

Slough Open–February 4/5th 2012

Further details at http://www.sloughopen.org/

Feb
02
2012

Regional Hub L1/L2 Coaching Course

Venue: Park House School, Newbury RG14 6NQ
Dates: 2 Feb, 2 Mar, 6 April, 1 June, 6 July. Basically, the first Saturday of the month, with a break at Christmas and in May. Learners don’t have to attend all dates – this is a rolling programme and so the session will be repeated. Learners ‘sit’ assessment when they feel ready.
Times: 11:15 – 1700 hours
All 3 weapons covered, and learners can be assessed in all 3, if they wish.
Cost £195 to Southern Region Members. Payable either in one lump sum, or five consecutive monthly payment of £40 (£5 will be refunded to learners on completion of the course).

Click here for booking form

Click here for monthly payment.

Jan
22
2012

Hampshire–Age Group Foil

Further details from http://fixtures.hampshirefencing.org.uk/

Jan
15
2012

Age & Adult Epee & Sabre

Senior Epee and Sabre ~ Sunday 15th January 2012

To be held at SportsPark, University of Reading, Shinfield Rd, Reading RG6 6AH – for SatNavs use RG6 6UR

For Age groups:
u12 00/01/02      u14 98/99      u16 96/97      u18 94/95

Entry lists are in the News section

Check-in times:

Epee Age Group Check-in closes Sabre Age Group Check-in closes
Boys U18 08:45 Boys U18 13:45
Girls U18 08:45 Girls U18 13:45
Boys U16 08:45 Boys U16 13:45
Girls U16 08:45 Girls U16 13:45
Boys U14 08:45 Boys U14 13:45
Girls U14 08:45 Girls U14 13:45
Boys U12 10:30 Boys U12 13:45
Girls U12 10:30 Girls U12 13:45
Mens 09:00 Mens 13:45
Womens 09:00 Womens 13:45

Please note:
Full kit is required; all fencers must wear an under plastron – u16, u18 & adults must wear 800n & all girls/ladies must wear chest protectors

u12 & u14 – the weapon must be size 2
kit and weapons will be checked piste side

Wanted – as many referees as possible, please note, any adults who are happy to ref in breaks during their competition would be very much appreciated (if you confirm this to entry@southernfencing.org.uk– there could be chocolate in it for you)

We also need boxes and would appreciate help on the day to set-up/clear away

Please be aware that we will not have an armourer at this competition

Also be aware that we are no longer able to run a refreshment stand at the university as they now have a cafe

LATE ENTRY FEE NOW APPLIES

Entry Forms:

Dec
17
2011

Cadet Winton

Dates: 17th-18 December 2011

The region will contact fencers directly regarding this.

Nov
20
2011

Southern Fencing Region Junior Team Competition ~ Foil & Epee

Sunday 20th November 2011
The Sports Complex, Bradfield College, Bradfield, Nr Reading RG7 6BZ

Teams are of 3 fencers for this competition ~ based on age on 1st Jan 2012

please note there are three age groups this year: U13’s, U16’s and U20’s

Teams to be entered as a club or school team ~ single sex or mixed teams allowed. Each club or school may enter as many teams as they wish

All fencers must be in full, regulation kit and be members of the BFA

All U13’s must use max size 2 (epee)/3 (foil) blade. All U16 & U20 foilists must meet new foil bib/mask regulations

The first 8 teams per competition are guaranteed a place, after that will be overall nos dependant

9-12yr olds may only compete in one team, either foil or epee

however, 13-19 yr olds may fence in one foil team and one epee team if they wish

All competitions will be fenced in relay format

All clubs should provide at least one non fencing referee (preferably foil) – All ref’s welcome

As ever boxes and all help on the day gratefully received

Check in times for Sunday:

FOIL

  • U13 Foil 8.15-8.30
  • U16 Foil 8.15-8.30 
  • U20 Foil 12.00-12.15 (Please come early and ref the younger age groups if possible).

EPEE 

Please note change of check in times.  The plan is that as soon as we have two teams from the same age group we will make a start.

  • U16 Epee  – 12.30 -13.30
  • U20 Epee – 12.30 – 13.30

Please make sure all your kit is working before you arrive!!

Please note if you have a 13 yr old fencing who does not yet have a bib on their mask, they do not need to borrow one, they may wear their existing mask.

We will be operating the Fencers Break for refreshments.

All help with set up and clear up would be most gratefully received.

Any problems on the way to the venue call  Rochelle 07711254930

Entry Forms:

Nov
13
2011

Wiltshire–Individual Senior Championship

Details from Wiltshire Fencing Union.

Nov
06
2011

Hampshire–U14 Team Foil

Further details from http://fixtures.hampshirefencing.org.uk/

Nov
06
2011

BB&O–Epee and Sabre County Championships

Further details at http://www.bbofencing.org/calendar.html

Jul
23
2011

Triangular match – Saturday 23rd July 2011

Fencing is by invitation by the County Captains. Please contact them for further details.

Please note the inclusion of an adult foil novice category this year.
 
Venue:
Downland Sports Centre, Downland School,
Manor Crescent
Compton
Berkshire
RG20 6NU
Phone: 01635 578866
http://www.leisurecentre.com/centres/70/home/Downland-Sports-Centre.aspx
 
Event organisation:
Adult 3 weapons of 5 fencers in each team, at least two of each gender.
U18 3 weapons of 4 fencers in each team, at least one of each gender.
Novice Adult Foil only, 3 fencers, at least one of each gender.
 
Adult matches: Check-in at 9:00, start at 9:30
Novice matches: Check-in at 9:00, start at 9:30
U18 matches: Check-in at 10:30, start 11:00
 
Event timings:
Adults should complete by 15:30
Novice should complete by 12:00
U18 should complete by 16:00
 
Event organisation:
Each county is to bring at least 3 electric boxes, new timing, and at least one to be a Sabre box. All boxes are to be at the venue for 9:00 set up.
If a county cannot raise a team for any weapon, then they should contact the organisers as soon as possible, and attempt to ‘borrow’ fencers from the other counties.
In the case of tied victories the result goes to the team with the highest indicators, in case of tied indicators the result goes to most hits scored. After that it is a draw. 
Each county will be expected to help set up and strip down the hall and to support the smooth running of the event by presiding matches when they are not fencing.
 
Novice definition:
Over 14, less than four years fencing, no better than last 64 of any open, and no better than last 4 of section/county foil.

Please contact your County Captains for further information.

Jul
10
2011

Development Weekend & AGM

Our sixth Development Day takes place on Sunday, 10th July for experienced fencers and volunteers from 13 to 99 (sorry can’t cope with centenarians)

We are returning to the welcoming – Park House School in Newbury

A poster is attached with information about our guests and venue – please send it on to any friends (fencers/families) you think could benefit from coming along.

We have Akos Marinki and Gabor Papp involved with fitness and heading up the coaching

We have Jon Rhodes coming along to do a session geared to developing you, yourself as a fencer

and

We have Jorges Esteves who is also going to work with you in a practical session on the ‘role of mobility exercises in improving performance/ preventing injures’

We are going to be the first region to hold a seminar on Club Growth hosted by England.  Ray Stafford is attending for the day to lead this and then he is staying to see what else is going on during the day

The AGM will take place during lunch time.  Our region is seen as a region that is working, that has good ideas and is capable of encouraging and involving both fencers and its’ support network at what goes on.  This is thanks to all of you who have put in your time and effort, and I hope you will continue to do so.

The cost for you to attend is £25 (£30 if out of region), with family discounts – for £25 for the first member of the family and £15 for each subsequent member

also

Sunday 10 July at lunch time we will have the AGM (I promise it will not disturb too much of your lunch break) – details out in June

I hope to see many of you over the Development Weekend

NOTE: ENTRY FORMS NOW ACCEPTED UNTIL END OF SATURDAY

Click the link below for the appropriate entry form:

Jul
09
2011

Development Weekend–Coaches Only

Our fourth Coach’s Day takes place on Saturday, 9th July

We are returning to the welcoming – Park House School in Newbury

This day is only for coaches and is, this year, geared to coaches both new and experienced. 

This is an opportunity for new and experienced coaches to share knowledge, tips, best practice and general hints on how to get the best out of your fencers.

Jon Rhodes is our guest for the day

He is going to hold two sessions for us;

Long-term Athlete Development

An innovative look at athlete centred development from entry level to performance programme. You will understand the principles of LTAD and be able to instantly apply what you learn to your athletes. We will predominantly be looking at Windows of Trainability, Periodisation and the importance of the training diary.

The Fencing Warm Up (and cool down!!!)

Correct warm ups will enhance athletic performance. This session will expel any misconceptions and give you the creative tools to ensure warm ups are fun and always completed properly. Furthermore, the importance of the cool down will be reviewed. This is a practical session. (come dressed appropriately)

Please bring lunch along – over lunch will be a discussion about regional group training/coaching

Please email coacheducation@southernfencing.org.uk to register your attendance

 

Secondly, Sunday 10th is the development day for everyone

Coaches, we hope you will attend both days.

We are going to be the first region to hold a seminar on Club Growth hosted by England.  Ray Stafford is attending for the day to lead this and then he is staying to see what else is going on during the day

We have Akos Marinki and Gabor Papp involved with fitness and heading up the coaching

We have Jon Rhodes back, this time to do a session geared to fencers

and

We have Jorges Esteves who is also going to work with fencers and coaches in a practical session on the ‘role of mobility exercises in improving performance/ preventing injures’

The AGM will take place during lunch time.  Our region is seen as a region that is working, that has good ideas and is capable of encouraging and involving both fencers and its’ support network at what goes on.  This is thanks to all of you who have put in your time and effort, and I hope you will continue to do so. 

BOGOF offer – as we do appreciate what you do…

Coaches, the cost for you to attend is £25 (£30 if out of region), and only for SFR coaches that £25 is for one or both days, so it works out very cheap to come for the weekend

Mar
13
2011

Coach Education – mixed level/mixed weapon course (Continued 3/3)

The next mixed level/mixed weapon course starts Sunday 30th January, continues 13 February and 13 March in Aldershot (at the PBT Building, 272 the High Street Aldershot)
Steve Davey is taking this course and you need to talk to him so that he can tailor the course to those attending. Please email: stevendvy@yahoo.com
 
As this is a Your Course, your details are to be agreed with Steve Davey
Required supporting courses will be available in the coming months

Feb
26
2011

Coach Education – Fast Track Level One Course (Continued)

The next fast track Level One course in all weapons will be held by Matthew Thompson over two Saturdays, 19th and 26th February at Rye St. Antony School, Franklin Road, Headington, Oxford

The cost of this course is £135 + registration via BF of £40 for one or two (if at the same time) weapons.  See below for the BF registration form or go via the BF website – this needs to be done in advance as they will be posting documentation to you that you will require.

 There are substantial subsidies being made by the region for active, in region fencers bringing the cost  down to £95 for over 18’s and £55 for the 15 to 18 yr olds (plus BF registration). Please note 15/16 year olds must have a recommendation from their coach
 
Course details, BF registration form and bookings via
coacheduation@southernfencing.org.uk
 
Required supporting courses will be available in the coming months

the the BF registration form is attached here:
Coach_Development_Scheme_Registration_and_Application_Form_v11Jan11

Feb
20
2011

Age Group and Senior Foil

to be held at Bradfield College, Berkshire. RG7 6BZ

Age Groups: u12 – 99/00/01   u14 – 97/98    u16 – 95/96   u18 – 93/94

Check-in times: – Please check regularly as numbers may alter the timings

Senior: 8.45am (Aiming to start at 9am so that U18 can do both)
U12: 9.00am
U16: 9.30am
U14: 11.00am
U18: 1pm

Late entries still being accepted.

Entry form by post click below:

Entry form online below:

  • Age Group online entry form click here
  • Senior Foil online entry form click here

Please remember – this is for qualification to the British Youth Competition which is to be held in Sheffield over the first May Bank Holiday weekend, all qualifiers will be asked for a £15 contribution to the entry of this competition

Feb
19
2011

Coach Education – Fast Track Level One Course

The next fast track Level One course in all weapons will be held by Matthew Thompson over two Saturdays, 19th and 26th February at Rye St. Antony School, Franklin Road, Headington, Oxford

The cost of this course is £135 + registration via BF of £40 for one or two (if at the same time) weapons.  See below for the BF registration form or go via the BF website – this needs to be done in advance as they will be posting documentation to you that you will require.

There are substantial subsidies being made by the region for active, in region fencers bringing the cost  down to £95 for over 18’s and £55 for the 15 to 18 yr olds (plus BF registration). Please note 15/16 year olds must have a recommendation from their coach
 
Course details, BF registration form and bookings via
coacheduation@southernfencing.org.uk
 
Required supporting courses will be available in the coming months

the the BF registration form is attached here:
 Coach_Development_Scheme_Registration_and_Application_Form_v11Jan11

Feb
13
2011

Coach Education – mixed level/mixed weapon course (Continued)

The next mixed level/mixed weapon course starts Sunday 30th January, continues 13 February and 13 March in Aldershot (at the PBT Building, 272 the High Street Aldershot)
Steve Davey is taking this course and you need to talk to him so that he can tailor the course to those attending. Please email: stevendvy@yahoo.com
 
As this is a Your Course, your details are to be agreed with Steve Davey
Required supporting courses will be available in the coming months

Feb
05
2011

Slough Open

SLOUGH OPEN TOURNAMENT
5th and 6th February 2011

The Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth Park,
Chorleywood Road, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 4HF

Full details at http://www.sloughopen.org/

Jan
30
2011

Coach Education – next mixed level/mixed weapon course

The next mixed level/mixed weapon course starts Sunday 30th January, continues 13 February and 13 March in Aldershot (at the PBT Building, 272 the High Street Aldershot)
Steve Davey is taking this course and you need to talk to him so that he can tailor the course to those attending. Please email: stevendvy@yahoo.com
 
Course details see Calendar
As this is a Your Course, your details are to be agreed with Steve Davey
Required supporting courses will be available in the coming months

Jan
23
2011

Age Group Epee & Sabre

to be held at St Bartholomew’s School, Andover Road, Newbury RG14 6JP

Southern Region Competitions ~ Age Group Competitions

Epee and Sabre ~ Sunday 23rd January 2011

Entry Form:

age groupsu12 99/00/01 u14 97/98 u16 95/96 u18 93/94

please note… due to the venue size there are limits on numbers of entries
if full, you will be emailed and the entry will go on a reserve list

check in times – please check carefully:

Epee Chk – in closes   Sabre Chk – in closes
Boys U12 09.00   Boys U12 14.00
Girls U12 09.00   Girls U12 14.00
Boys U14 09.00   Boys U14 15.00
Girls U14 13.00   Girls U14 09.00
Boys U16 09.00   Boys U16 15.00
Girls U16 13.00   Girls U16 09.00
Boys U18 09.00   Boys U18 15.00
Girls U18 13.00   Girls U18 09.00

Please check this on the 22nd as it may have to change due to the numbers of entries

Please remember – this is for qualification to the British Youth Competition which is to be held in Sheffield over the first May Bank Holiday weekend, all qualifiers will be asked for a £15 contribution to the entry of this competition

Sorry, there is no adult competition planned for this day as the venue is too small

However, can we please ask for everyone who can referee to please come and help for the day – lunch and tea/coffee provided if you can help please 

 

Dates for the adult competition to be confirmed

Dec
05
2010

BB&O Foil Rally

Jun
06
2010

EF meeting discussing the future of the regions and development

There is a meeting being hosted by England Fencing, in Wandsworth, to discuss the future of the regions and development

The agenda will cover:

  • Geographical Boundaries and representation criteria
  • What clubs and fencers should expect from all regions
  • What else individual regions would like to deliver and how England Fencing can best support them

If anyone would like to attend with Rochelle, please let her know and she will let you have the details

May
01
2010

British Youth Championship (BYC) 2010

1st – 3rd May 2010 in Sheffield EIS

Mar
07
2010

SFR Teams – Age Group Team Foil, Epee and Sabre

Sunday, 7th March 2010
To be held at the Sports Centre, University of Reading,
Shinfield Rd, Reading – for SatNavs use RG6 6UR 

Please note – change in age group cut off datesIt has been pointed out that some schools/clubs have problems with putting teams together because of the January 1st cut off. To assist with this for the regional team competition only the date of cut off has been changed to ‘age as at 1st September 2009’
 
i.e. as long as the fencer is
13 or under on 31st Aug they are U14 for this competition
or 
14 to 17 on 31st Aug they are U18 for this competition

 
Foil Team

  • U14 Foil
  • U18 Foil

Epee Team

  • U14 Epee
  • U18 Epee

Sabre Team

  • U18 Sabre

Entry form: