Southern Region Development Day 17th Nov.

SFR Development DaySunday, 17th November at St Gabriel’s, Newbury

Working with the England AGM, and to give you a chance to do something widen your fencing knowledge, and/or have some fun – for those between14 and 90 Southern Fencing Region have on offer:

> Armoury workshop – We are lucky to have Andrew Goodier back to run the day for us.  If you have met Andy, you will know how good he is as an armourer and at sharing his knowledge.  He is one of our Master Armourers, has been part of the team at two Olympics and has lots of side stories to share.

The first part will be very general.  But will move on to cover whatever equipment you care to bring along to investigate.

So, if you just want an introduction you can do the morning – with or without the HEMA in the afternoon.

For those with some experience, or those just happy to stick with it, Andy is planning to carry on all day.  Please bring your weapons, and your club equipment, along to work on.  SFR guests, £25 for the day or £30 if you want to do Armoury am and HEMA pm.

> Referee workshop – We are lucky to have Luke Deamer to run the day for us.  If you have met Luke, you will know how good he is as a referee and at sharing his knowledge.  Luke is one of our FIE (international) referees, and an established educator and examiner.  There will be an opportunity to do the L1 written exam, but the practical will have to be done on another occasion. Places are limited and going fast.  SFR guests, £25 for the day.

> morning: fencers – footwork & fitness   SFR guests, £30 for the day including HEMA.

> afternoon: A chance to try HEMA  –   Historical European Martial Arts is a linked sport.  If you would like to have a go, your fencing experience will be broadened, and you can have some fun doing something related but different.  SFR Fencing coach Alan Knowles will be heading this up with some colleagues from the association.  This is appearing at fencing clubs around the country so we thought you might like a fun afternoon to see what it is about.  Fencing kit is ideal to wear, if you have none let us know the week before – we will arrange some for you to borrow.  Non fencers also welcome to join thisSFR guests, £25 for the afternoon.              

For details on how to book in, please go to:

Our Development Day will run from 10am to approximately 4pm.

We will have tea and coffee available from around 9.45am.

There is no food available on site, please bring lunch.  We will have an extended lunch break so that you can participate in the EF AGM.

The full venue address is:

St Gabriel’s, Sandleford Priory, Newbury  RG20 9BD

If you haven’t been before, when you drive in come all the way round to the car park at the top and the entrance will be signposted, it is from the top righthand corner.


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