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AGM 2014

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Updates and Events

Minutes of the 2014 AGM

The minutes of the annual general meeting held on 28 June 2014 have been posted Here

Summer Fencing

Tuesday 1st July is our last night at Rye St Antony this academic year.  From Tuesday 8th July until Tuesday 5th August we will meet at Radley College at the usual 8.00pm – 10.00pm session time.  We return to Rye on Tuesday 19th August.  Note that there is no Friday fencing at Radley during this period, it starts again at Rye on Friday 5th September.


Directions to the venue are available here


Note that you should take the site entrance closest to Abingdon to reach the sports hall.


Stocks of club equipment for use at Radley will be limited.  If you know that you will need a particular item then please borrow the kit from the club, but check with Gordon or Martin first. Thank you.

Friday Night Fencing

Our last evening of Friday fencing before the summer break is 27th June.  We had planned to continue Friday fencing into July but we have just been informed that the school is holding  a prize giving ceremony in the sports hall that precludes our activities.  Friday night fencing will resume at Rye on 5th September. We are fencing at Rye on Tuesday 2nd July.  

Over the summer we will be meeting on Tuesdays at Radley college and will send details nearer the time.

20th July, Newbury Southern Fencing Region Hub Development Day Details

Club Socks
We have a new stock of club socks which can be seen here
They come in two sizes; 3 to 6 and 6 to 11 and are £7 a pair.
Stock is limited to one pair per member at the moment. If you would like to buy a pair please email Peter at

Foil Awards Scheme

The club will be starting the BFA Foil Awards scheme on 24th January with Level 1. Further details can be found at

If you are a club member and would like to apply for the level 1 foil awards and have not already spoken to James Kingston please let him or Peter know on Friday 24th at the club.

The awards run up to level 9 and at the end of each level you will receive a badge and certificate. Please note the club are subsidising the scheme and will need each member to pay £2 per level. Email Peter at for further details.

Intermediate foil course


Recent Competition Results

Leon Paul International U9 Foil, Leon Paul Centre, 2nd August
Well done to Darcy Herring-Johnson who won silver in her first major competition. 
Darcy was one of only 2 girls to enter, so they combined the boys (8 entries) and
girls into a poule unique of 10 where they all fenced each other. 
Out of her 9 bouts, Darcy won 6 and lost 3, an excellent result:
winning her bouts through offensive and aggressive tactics (she was fearless!). 
Darcy was ranked fourth after the poule. 
They went into Direct Elimination for the boys, and Darcy and the other girl played
each other in a final.  Darcy had beaten the girl in the poule (5-3), but in the final
lost to her (10-7) in a tightly contested match.  It was 4-4 after the first two minutes,
and then 6-6, and then Darcy took the lead 7-6, but the other girl fought back and triumphed. 
So Darcy was awarded silver, and came away from her first major

competition having learned a lot!

Leon Paul International U9 Foil, Leon Paul Centre

London Open 27th July

Congratulations to Will Fotherby and James Fotherby for their performances in the men's sabre event at the London Open 2014, on Sunday 27th July. Will won the bronze medal, losing 14-15 in the semi-finals to Soji Aiyenuro, who won the tournament; James finished 8th, losing to his brother Will, in the L8

Much Wenlock Olympics, 13th July

The OFC under-13 team ofPaige, Jayand James had an enjoyable day fencing in this very friendly event, which draws competitors from all over the country.  The team finished in a creditable 6th place against some very experienced opposition.  Martin Carter finished top OFC fencer in the senior men’s competition.  He made it into the Last 8 before cramp got the better of him during his bout and he had to abandon the fight, eventually being classified in 8th position.  Alexander Hardie just beat father Gordon, being ranked 13th and 14th and Ed Williams finished 22nd.  In her first seniors competition Heloïse Hardie won gold against much more experienced opposition.