Keziah and Emily were at the Leon Paul Fencing Centre in London for a British Ranked Junior event. In a tough field Keziah finished L32, Emily L64. Meanwhile Victoria, Alastair and Conor were in Cork for the South of Ireland Open. Victoria 2nd in WF, Alastair 10th and Conor 12th in MF.
Starting Wed 2nd Sep Belfast Fencing Club moves venue from Campbell College to Sullivan Upper School Sports Hall. From this date the club is also changing to 2 sessions per week from 3, i.e. Wednesdays and Fridays in future instead of Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. From the 2nd Sep, the junior (U13) and senior classes will be held together on Wednesdays 1900-2130. The Friday class will continue as before, 1900-2130.
On the Wednesday session the juniors will be coached by Katie Arup as before and the seniors by Peter Brown and David White. The Friday night will be an uncoached session as before.
Our first night at Sullivan will be Wed 2nd September.
Unfortunately, we have to cancel training this Wednesday (12th August) as the coaches are not available.
No fencing this Friday 7th August or next Friday 14th August.
Congrats to the N Ireland Junior Womens’ Foil Team on taking bronze in Capetown last week at the Junior (U20) Commonwealth Fencing Championships. The team consisted of Victoria Duxbury, Keziah Beattie, Lucy Taylor and Olivia Keys. Narrowly beaten by eventual winners Scotland in the semis, they went on to defeat India in the fence-off for bronze.
Keziah, Lucy, Olivia & Victoria take bronze Back home with medals
Belfast Fencing Club is back on this week in Holywood at the usual times.
If you have borrowed a foil from the Club, please check it for the initials R.L. It may belong to Rowan. If you have it, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
As we only have a limited amount of kit at Holywood, please can anyone with BFC kit return it when sessions start again towards the end of July. Or if you will not be at the Club over the summer please email email@example.com to let me know what kit you have. Thank-you.
The Club will be closed for the next 3 weeks. Sessions will recommence on Wednesday 22 July and Thursday 23 July respectively.
Due to forthcoming exams, the Club will be re-locating from Campbell College to First Holywood Presbyterian Church for the remainder of the school term and over the summer holidays. Unfortunately, as the Holywood hall is an election voting station, there will not be any fencing this week on Wednesday or Thursday (6th & 7th May). Please check the website for further announcements.