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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

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

By: Beth Davidson

Last weekend (3rd-5th May) was the British Youth Championships taking place at Sheffield EIS, where the best fencers who qualified via the UK regions battle it out! The competition is set out in age groups and to qualify fencers have to finish in the top 4 of their regional event! Four bronzes came home from the weekend by Amelia Hide…

By: Beth Davidson

FOIL LPJS 2014 U9 Boys Foil Durham LPJS 2014 U9 Girls Foil Durham LPJS 14 U11 Boys Foil Durham LPJS 2014 U11 Girls Foil Durham LPJS 2014 U13 Boys Foil Durham LPJS 2014 U13 Girls Foil Durham LPJS 2014 U15 Boys Foil Durham LPJS 2014 U15 Girls Foil EPEE Durham LPJS 2014 U11 Boys Epee Durham LPJS 2014 U13 Boys…

By: Beth Davidson

Newcastle Fencing Club coach Iain Aberdeen completed the huge challenge and completed the equivalent of 5 marathons in hot dessart in the Marathon des Sables on Friday 11th April. http://www.darbaroud.com/en/2014-edition/the-race.html Iain took up this the Sahara desert challenge is in aid of two North East based charities: the Children’s Heart Unit at the Freeman and Newcastle Fencing and Sports Trust….

By: Beth Davidson

  The Refereeing Qualifications for British Fencing are as follows: 1– Basic Referee Has an understanding of the role of a referee and has demonstrated the ability to apply the rules to a bout. 2 – Referee Demonstrated ability to referee during the poules and early DE rounds of Open competitions. 3– National Referee Demonstrated ability to referee from thepoules to the final of a medium sized Open competition. 4 – Senior National Referee Demonstrated ability to referee at any level of a national competition. DOWNLOAD FULL DOCUMENT

By: Beth Davidson

  This weekend saw many fencers from the North East compete at the British Veteran National Championships taking place in Gloucester.  This annual event is where all the best fencers in the over 40 age categories fight it out to be National Champion and secure a place on the GB team for the European Veteran Championships in May. The first day of competition was devoted…

By: Beth Davidson

WHAT IS GO/FENCE? GO/FENCE is a fun and easy way to start fencing, a great way to keep fit and healthy – for body and mind – and a good way to meet new friends. More importantly, it’s fun! GO/FENCE uses plastic and foam equipment, making it quick, easy, adaptable, and safe. British Fencing’s GO/FENCE Leader Course teaches individuals aged…