News Archive for 2013

4th of December 2013

The Bay Open

Bradford entered four fencers in the Bay open on Sunday the 1st of December. All four fencers had good fun and placed well. A special mention for Kat Robinson who drew one of the top 3 competitors in the competition for her direct elimination match. Kat scored an amazing 8 points against them - Entry

3rd December 2013

Yorkshire Hub Training Day - Halifax Inspire Centre

Three Weapon training day, to be held at the Insipre Centre in Halifax.

7th July 2013

The Magnificent Seven

Seven fencers from the Bradford Fencing Club pitted their wits against some of the best foillists in the the county on Sunday 7th July in the Yorkshire Team Foil competition.

The two teams from Bradford were among 16 competing, and some of them had been fencing less than a year and in their first competition.

It was a triumph for the relatively young club with 16 paid up members to get two full teams entered into the top Yorkshire team competition even if their eventual positions were 12th and 15th.

The result was decided by 7 matches for each team, 21 bouts per fencer, and a full day of enjoyable competitive fencing.

Ironically, though the Bradford B team was on the whole a more experienced team, and won 3 out of its 7 matches, it finished 15th, 3 places behind Bradford A, who only won the one match all day – against Bradford B!

5th May 2013

Bradford Fencers Take Wheelchair Fencing to Wakefield

Fencing is maybe the most inclusive sport there is. Coaches from Bradford Fencing Club set out to Featherstone Sports Centre on Sunday May 5th to prove just that as part of Wakefield MDC “Paralympic Gold Weekend”.

Able-bodied, or wheelchair-users, all could have a go at the ancient art of fencing. Basic moves at fencing with foils were taught, and participants were able to pit their wits and skills against each other in single combat. The difference between Sunday and the old days was that duels were to 5 hits and not to “first blood”. So, happily, those enthused by their experience can perhaps find they can learn more at their local fencing club.

Tim Noble, Coach at Bradford Fencing Club, assisted by Liz Bell and Bex Dunn, fencers at the club, helped over a dozen able and disabled participants try their hands at fencing. Also there were fencers and coaches from Leeds Fencing Club, incuding Sean Allerton, probably the best Category C fencer in Britain, who fences at Leeds.

Unfortunately, at present wheelchair fencers are unable to be accommodated at Thornton Recreation Centre as the gym BFC fences in is down a few steps along a narrow corridor. Hopefully this will change in the future.