The next fencing session will be on 7th January 2022. On behalf of everyone at OFC, I hope that you have a restful holiday.
Our last guaranteed Friday session of 2021 is on the 10th December 2021, but we do have the option of using the hall on the 17th. Please could you let us know if you’d like to fence on this evening so that we can decide whether the session is worth running?
We will be holding a beginners course, starting on Friday 8th October for 8 weeks. Tickets will be available for purchase on the club admin site at 10am on Wednesday 29th September. Since we’ve not run a course for nearly two years, we expect that there will be high demand for places. If you’re not able to book, please be assured that we plan to hold another course in the early spring (COVID-permitting).
Our regular club sessions will be restarting this week (21st September). If you managed to come to the club since the COVID pandemic started, then everything will be very similar to then, although we can now welcome more people to each session. Everyone is really looking forward to getting back to fencing, so please do book a space at a session and come along!
The gate code has changed, so please check your email for the new one.
There is a new risk assessment and COVID instructions for you to read on the website (below).
The club committee has been working hard on getting us ready to restart sessions. Here is the risk assessment for club sessions.
Please read the instructions that try to explain the various things that we’ll each need to do for a club session to take place.
Club sessions have changed a little bit from what you may be used to.
- You must book a space at a session before you leave home, and complete the health questions for everyone (including parents/volunteers) who will be entering the school site. If there are no tickets available, then please do not come.
- Everyone in the sports hall should wear a face mask at all times when not fencing.
- We invite everyone to wear a face mask or liner whilst fencing to ensure that everyone feels safe.
- Parents/guardians who wish to accompany their children MUST remain in the hall for the duration, and will be asked to help out with running the session.
- Read the instructions (download link below) to familiarise yourself with what to do.
- Take things easy when fencing, it’s great to be back but it’s been a while.
We’re going to be resuming club sessions on Tuesday 21st September at Rye. Friday sessions will restart on 24th September. There will be some changes to our protocols and we’ll communicate those nearer the time. As before, we’re going to ask everyone to book in on the day of the session via the form on our admin site since we still need to control numbers attending the club.
Our club AGM will be held at 20:30 on Thursday 15th July online via Google Meet. Members should have received an email with details for the call, but if not, please do get in touch.Continue reading
We plan to resume club sessions from 8th June. For the first few sessions, the focus will be on fencers who already know the sport to make sure that we can operate safely as a club. Once that’s completed and we’re running regular fencing sessions, we hope to be able to open our beginners courses and taster sessions to new fencers who’d like to get started.
If you’d like us to let you know when we announce courses, please sign up below.
Following the announcement of the government’s latest roadmap out of COVID restrictions in England, it looks like we might be able to hold sessions from mid-May onwards. Of course, this is subject to relaxation of the current rules, and the number of cases continuing to reduce.
British Fencing has posted their understanding of the current roadmap here: https://www.britishfencing.com/roadmap_for_easing_of_restrictions/ and we’ll update our plans once we know when we’ll be able to open again.