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By: Beth Davidson

The following fencers have been selected and confirmed for the NE Region Senior team for the Winton Cup Regional Championships taking place on the 5th + 6th July at Lee Westwood Sports Centre, Clifton Campus, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham. There are still places available for fencer to be selected. If you are enterested and eligable, contact Beth Davidson beth4fencing@aol.com or 07834884194 Men’s Foil Simon…

By: Beth Davidson

The LPJS is widely recognised in fencing circles as the best introduction to competitive fencing. Held all over the country, there should be at least one competition fairly close to where you live. Fencers of differing standards compete, from relative beginners to the very experienced. The organisers of the Durham LPJS are used to welcoming new fencers and their parents,…

By: Beth Davidson

North East England Regional Fencing has won a prestigious national award for their Street Swords programme in the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards. The Alliance’s President, HRH The Earl of Wessex, presented the club with the Innovative Project Award at a ceremony in St James’s Palace in London on 9 July. Innovation is what brought sportingactivities…

By: Beth Davidson

This weekend hosted the fencing regional championships called the Winton Cup taking place in Nottingham.  This 2 day 6 weapon tournament is where regions fight each other out to be crowed  team champions. The North East team had a mixture of age, youth and experience. The sabre teams made strong performances over the 2 days but many of our top…

By: Beth Davidson

The Tees Valley Sportivate & Satellite Club Coach Bursary Scheme aims to increase the number of qualified coaches working with 11 – 25 year olds. The scheme is managed by Tees Valley Sport and will provide financial support for people in Tees Valley towards their Level 1 or Level 2 coaching qualifications. Candidates can apply for up to 50% of…

By: Beth Davidson

  This weekend was the England Youth Championships taking place at Hatfield in Hertfordshire, where our best English under 15 year old fencers aim to claim selection for international events!  For our North East fencers this is one of the last events in the season to improve on rankings. The first medal was achieved was in the U15 girls foil…

By: Beth Davidson

The Durham University Sport ‘Moment in Time’ plaques were officially unveiled in a ceremony that took place at Graham Sports Centre, Maiden Castle.  A wall to the entrance has been dedicated to commemorate those who have made an impact to University sport at Durham while also helping to fund future sporting infrastructure projects. Team Durham coach, Laszlo Jakab, community junior…

By: Beth Davidson

This weekend saw the Region’s best fencers over the age of 40 battle it out at the British Veteran Fencing National Age Group tournament in Milton Keynes.  Two days of fencing with four catagories of ages, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69 and over 70s, with the over 50s fighting to qualify for the World Championships later…

By: Beth Davidson

British Fencing is delighted to announce that the new syllabus for the weapon specific achievement awards Levels 1 to 6 is now available on our website. For more information please visit http://www.britishfencing.com/clubs/achievementawardsscheme/ .  

By: Beth Davidson

Newcastle Fencing Club will be hosting the U20 BSC Foil and LPJS Epee on the 18th + 19th October Venue: Gateshead Leisure Centre, Alexandra Rd, Gatehead. U20 BSC Foil  – Saturday 18 October LPJS Epee, U9, U11, U13 and U15 –  Sunday 19 October Please download the entry forms from our website www.newcastlefencingsportstrust.org/competitions

By: Beth Davidson

EYC’s 28th + 29th June 2014 Venue: Hertfordshire Sports Village, de Havilland Campus, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Herts. AL10 9EU Date: Sat 28th June 2014 (Foil) Sun 29th June 2014 (Epee & Sabre) LINK TO ALL INFORMATION ONLINE ENTRY For assistance, please use the “Help” facility online if possible or contact elainesridley@tiscali.co.uk Tel: 01388 528806 Closing date Tuesday 17th June 2014