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ELISABETH POWELL - feb 2015

Elisabeth has been selected to represent the country in both a
forthcoming European Junior Epee event and the World Championships at Easter.
Well done Liz.

CADET AND JUNIOR BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

Sat 14th and Sun 15th Feb 2015
Cadet Womens Epee
Alex Powell - 5th of 54
Junior Womens Epee
Elisabeth Powell - 11th of 52

BRITSH YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014

Some good results from BFC members
at this year's BYCs.

U14 Girls Epee - Alex Powell - GOLD MEDAL. Brilliant.
U10 Girls Foil - Lizi Szendy-Szabo - 12th
U14 Girls Foil - Alex Powell - 15th
U12 Boys Sabre - Tom Hall - 20th
U14 Boys Foil - Oliver Nash - 49th

Well Done to all.

ADDITIONAL JUNIOR TRAINING SESSION - TUESDAY EVENINGS

Tuesdays 7.00pm to 8.30pm. - Cost £6.00

From 28th January 2014 Junior fencers are invited to an additional
training session on Tuesday evenings, 7.00pm to 8.30pm.
This junior session will run alongside the adult session.
The training will be with the adults but juniors will be
teamed together for safety reasons.

Tuition will be from 7.00pm to 8.00pm, after this is free fencing,
so younger juniors can leave when suitable for a school night.
Come along or speak to Mike or Roger for more details.

WEST MIDS BYC FOIL QUALIFIERS

Results for the West Midlands foil qualifying tournament.

U10 Girls - Lizi Szendy-Szabo - SILVER MEDAL.
U10 Boys - Jake Skitt - 9th
U12 Boys - Tom Hall - 5th, Silas Wallace-Moore - 13th
U14 Boys - Wai Ho Chui - 7th
U16 Girls - Abbie Nowaczyk - SILVER MEDAL
U18 Girls - Harriett Shirley-Priest - SILVER MEDAL
U18 Boys - Ben Airey - 9th

Some great results. For many this was the first time at a competition.

PARENTS/CARERS TASTER SESSION


Feedback from the parents/carers taster session has been
very positive with all stating that they have gained
greater insight into their childrens'activities.

We are looking to run another session in the near future.

PARENTS/CARERS TASTER SESSION

Saturday 2nd November 2013
10.00am start, duration approx 1 hour.
Charge £6.00

As part of the Saturday junior sessions we will
be holding a taster session for parents/carers.

The aim is to give you more of an
understanding of your childrens sport.

Those wishing to take part should wear training shoes
and track suit bottoms or loose fitting trousers.
Bring something to drink.

Please email your intention to attend.

BRITISH UNDER 10 SABRE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013

Under 10 Boys Sabre.
On the 28th April,
OSCAR RENSHAW (right)
came in 9th place.

In other words
Oscar came 9th
in the whole country.

This is a fantastic result
and a credit to Oscar's
commitment and tenacity.
Well done Oscar.



SATURDAY SESSIONS, VENUE CHANGES, SUMMER 2013

Due to exams at the University,
we are having to change venue for a number of sessions.

Click HERE for full details.

JUNIOR RESTART DATES AFTER EASTER 2013


Wednesday - 10th April
Saturday - 13th April

See you all then.


BRITISH YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS
WEST MIDLANDS QUALIFYING EVENTS, JAN 2013

Under 10 Boys Sabre.
In his very first competition,
OSCAR RENSHAW (right)
won the SILVER MEDAL
and came very close in the final
only losing out by 10 to 8.
Very well done Oscar.

Under 18 Boys Epee.
DAN JOHNSON shows
great form to win
a BRONZE MEDAL.

Under 18 Girls Epee
SARAH GULLEY qualifies
for the finals in Sheffield
with a bye for her great
performance last year
at the finals.



AUTUMN HALF TERM BREAK 2012

We will be closed for the half term break on Saturday 20th and Wednesday 24th October.
Return dates are Saturday 27th and Wednesday 31st October.
See you all soon.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS - NOW FOIL AND EPEE

From 5th September we will be coaching in Foil as well as Epee on Wednesdays.
Any existing junior foilists are welcome to come along.

SUMMER BREAK 2012

Return dates after Summer are Saturday 1st and Wednesday 5th September.
See you all soon.

LEON PAUL JUNIOR EPEE, WARWICK, MAY 2012

Joe Crowther entered the
U13 boys event and came
18th out of 35.
With a number of oponents
twice his height this was a
good result for Joe.

BRITISH YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS MAY 2012 SHEFFIELD

Congratulations to all our fencers who competed in the British Youth Championships
at the England Indtitute of Sport in Sheffield.
Everybody fenced well and did themselves and the club credit.
Particular mention must be made of Sarah Gulley who
came 7th in the u18 girls sabre and 8th in the u18 girls epee.
Well done everyone.

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BYC Qualifying Events 2012

During recent qulifying events the following fencers qualified to represent the club at the
2012 British Youth Championships to be held this May in Sheffield.
Congratulations to them all.

  • U18 Boys Epee - Dan Johnson, Ethan McLaughlin
  • U18 Girls Epee - Sarah Gulley
  • U16 Boys Epee - Reuben Wiltshire
  • U12 Boys Foil - Sam Toney
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Clubmark Certification

Thanks to a lot of work by Roger Simmonds, the club has been accredited with Clubmark! This evidences our commitment to quality teaching and training for all.




For more information contact Mike Whitehouse on 07973 632831 or by email.


Last updated 26.Feb.2015