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Update and Events 

No Fencing on 11th & 12th December
Hall Closed for Christmas Bazzar

Friendly Epee Match

Reading Fencing Club hosted a match with Oxford Fencing Club (OFC) on Wednesday 29 October, which ended in an overall draw of 2-all. Two adult teams were fielded by each club.  OFC ‘A’, made up of Ben Schneider, Alexander Karle and Jax Bowers, won against RFC ‘A’ by a narrow margin with a score of 45-43, whilst the RFC ‘B’ team beat OFC ‘B’ (Caryl Oliver, Malcolm Alton and Sam Hughes) 45-29. RFC’A’ then beat OFC ‘B’ in an extremely tense ‘golden hit’ decider, 42-41 and OFC ‘A’ had another close match, just beating RFC ‘B’ in the last 5 seconds 37-36.

An Under 18 poule unique was also run, with Messina Karle of OFC coming second, only losing to the eventual winner - RFC fencer Noam Rosenbaum.

A return match hosted by Oxford Fencing Club will be arranged for the New Year.

Beginners Foil Course

Our Autumn course is now full.  Our next course will be in the Spring.  For more details Click Here

Foil Awards Scheme

If you are a club member and would like to apply for the level 1 foil award – or beyond - please speak coach to James Kingston 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 the cost each member is just £2 per level.  Further details

Club  Sock
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

Recent Competitions and Results 

BBO Christmas Foil Rally, 7th December

20 teams battled it out all day at the BBO County Fencing Foil Rally held at Moulsford Prep School.

Among elves, reindeers and Santas of all shapes and sizes, our two teams held their ground with BB team (Iona, Bianca and Maria) coming 15th and HH team (Dylan B., Theo and Witold) coming 9th overall.

Well done to both teams for technically excellent fencing, good sportsmanship and cheer.

BBO Epee & Sabre Championships, 16th November

There was a small number of OFC entries for this competition and the younger club members did themselves proud. 

The epee was held in the morning and Alex Hardie won gold in the u18 category and Heloïse Hardie won gold in the u16.  Meanwhile Gordon Hardie  and Alex Karle were competing in the senior event but didn’t trouble the medal table – finishing 6th and 7th. 

Then in the afternoon was the chance of the sabreurs and again OFC came away with a gold, this time when Fred Azzopardi won the u18.  Alex Hardie picked-up a second medal of the day with a bronze.

Dockside Foil, Leon Paul Junior Series, 9th November

Darcy Herring-Johnson was thrilled to win the U9 girls LPJS round held at Newham Swords.  There were fifteen girls altogether, divided into three poules of five.  Darcy came through two poules with no losses.  She had to fight a barrage against another girl who had not lost in the poules, and won the final 5-1.  Grace George, fencing in her first LPJS round, narrowly missed earning herself a medal too in the same category. 

India George, also fencing in her first Leon Paul, had a more difficult time in the U11s against more experienced opponents, but enjoyed the event and making new fencing friends.

BBO Foil Championships, Langley, 19th October

The county foil competition (well three counties actually: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire) saw OFC win a fantastic haul of medals - here's the role of honour:-
GU10 - Gold Darcy; Silver Pola; Bronze Grace
GU12 - Gold India
BU12 - Gold Theo
BU14 - Gold Dylan ; Bronze Noé & Jay
GU16 - Gold Heloïse
BU16 - Silver Dylan M
BU18 - Silver Alex
Women - Bronze Martina
Men - Gold Mark; Silver Martin; Bronze Ed & Gordon
Also starring - Bianca, Witold, Shaw & Dylan W

The day saw excellent fencing throughout and provides a very good stepping stone for future competitions for our young fencers.  It also demonstrates the breadth of talent that we enjoy at OFC.  Additionally, during the day Alex was able to take his Level 2 refereeing practical exam which he passed with flying colours.