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By: Beth Davidson

Want to try a fun way to be fitter? With friends or familiy? Fencing is a great way to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility, core-stability, speed and MENAL AGILITY, without event knowing it! North East Fencing in partnership with local clubs, have beginner’s courses starting in the Autumn.  These are aimed at 14+ years but fencing is suitable for ages…

By: Beth Davidson

County Durham Coaches Conference 2014 5.00pm – 9.30pm Friday 17th October New College, Durham FREE **BOOKING NOW OPEN** County Durham Sport and Durham County Council Culture and Sport are working in partnership again this year to bring you the County Durham Coaches Conference 2014. The Conference is open to all coaches and aspiring coaches, from grassroots through to elite performance…

By: Beth Davidson

The North East Fencing are running a Emergency First Aid at Work course on 26th October 2014 at Graham Sports Centre, Durham University, Maiden Castle, Durham DH1 3SE (click here for map). This course is suitable for fencing coaches who wish to be registered on the British Fencing coaching register. The course will start at 9:00am and costs £35.00 for British…

By: Beth Davidson

This coaching course will be focusing on coaching with the foil for group activities, including a range of fencing games, teaching a foundation syllabus of fencing actions and coaching with safe operating standards. Coach Tutor: Beth Davidson Level 1 Course Dates: 18th, 19th October 2014 Times: 9.00am – 6.00pm each day Venue: Coach Lane Sports Centre, Coach Lane Campus, East Coach Lane, Benton, Newcastle…

By: Beth Davidson

For established and developing coaches, it is important to ensure coach paperwork (Safeguarding Protecting Children, DBS and First Aid 6hrs) is under 3 years old to remain on the register as well as other generic courses for skill development. Tees Valley Sport are subsidising some of these courses for coaches who live and/or work in the Tees Valley area. For…

By: Beth Davidson

Fencing Centre Durham are encouraging the over 40s to try something different and start FENCING! From the 10th September for 12 weeks we have a fantastic deal of 12 weeks for £40. This includes all the fencing equipment!.  Have a go at the foil, epee and sabre with coaching from Hungarian Master, Laszlo Jakab! Venue: Graham Sports Centre, Durham University,…

By: Beth Davidson

Refereeing can be an interesting, challenging and rewarding experience, essential to any competition, at any level!  Understanding basic refereeing can help you as a fencer, volunteer or parent, to understand how and why hits are awarded!  Learning how to referee can offer opportunities to travel around the country and maybe internationally! If you wish to become a registered referee with…

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…