We will be entering men’s and women’s teams (hopefully) in all three weapons for this event, which takes place at Oxford Brookes Sports Centre on Saturday 3rd February 09:00 – 12:00. If you’d like to have a quick morning’s fencing against a couple of student teams, in any weapon then please let Tim know in the club or by email. We’d be particularly keen to hear from anyone who’s over 13 who’d like to fence Sabre!!
Southern Region have announced their BYC qualifiers for this year. Details below
When: Sunday 21st January 2018
Venue: Wellington College, Duke’s Ride, Crowthorne RG45 7PU
The OFC team at Alice Ruggles Memorial Épée team competition.
We didn’t win a prize but we didn’t get the wooden spoon either! Good day of fencing with support from Malcolm.
Rye have cancelled our club session on Tuesday 12th December on account of the snowy weather. Our next (and final) session before Christmas is on Tuesday 19th December.
Calling all OFC epeeists for a team (or teams) to enter the Alice Ruggles Memorial Trust event at Leicester University on 17 December.
This looks like a good event, as all teams are guaranteed five matches, and check-in is at a civilised 11am.
Last time OFC entered a team competition, we came away with gold!
Full details of the competition are available here.
Closing date for entries is 22 November, so please get in touch asap if you want to take part.
The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Foil Rally is being held on Sunday 3rd December at Langley Grammar School. Entries will be via the Sport:80 website.
This is a fun, team event aimed at junior fencers.
Last year, our team managed an excellent third place, and will be delighted to tell you how much fun it was. If you’d like to take part and are struggling to find a team, please let the committee know and we’ll try to hook you up with some team-mates.
We will be holding our monthly one-hit epee evening on 14th November during the regular club session. This is a fun epee continuum where you fight for first point with the winner of each bout staying on until they are defeated. It’s great practice for winning crucial points and trains you not to rush in.
Everyone’s welcome, even if you’ve never held an Epee before – beginners luck can be a wonderful thing!
We have special fencing socks with the club logo embroidered on the back for sale. These are comfy, stretchy socks with a padded section at the front to alleviate hits on your legs and a padded sole.
The socks are white with a dark blue logo embroidered on the rear. Two sizes are available: medium (size 3-6) and large (size 6-11). The socks cost £8 per pair, or two pairs for £15. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to purchase some socks and we will arrange to bring them along to the club to pick-up.
On 17th June, we hosted the Flying Friendship Cup at Rye St. Antony.
As in previous years, our summer training sessions will move to Radley College sports centre from Tuesday 4th July. Please note that there will only be Tuesday sessions from 8pm to 10pm, no Fridays. The final session at Radley will be Tuesday 22nd August, and we return to regular Tuesday and Friday sessions at Rye St. Antony in Headington from Tuesday 29th August.
If you don’t own your own kit, please arrange with a committee member to take away a jacket, mask and plastron for the summer since we will only take electric boxes and weapons to Radley. See below for directions.