Beginner Course Dates May 2022

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New! May 2022 Adult Beginner Course

Adult Course Dates

The following are the  dates for the Adult Beginner Course in May 2022:

Adult

Date Monday 9 May 2022

Start Time 1900 / 7PM - 2030 / 8.30 PM

Location Singh Sabha Sports Centre

Duration 5 Weeks [ending on 6 June 2022]

Cost 80 GBP (inclusive of all equipment)

The course fee can be paid in cash or by cheque on the night of the first session, or electronically (bank details will be provided on 9th May).

Participants need to come in t-shirt, tracksuit trousers (no shorts please) and trainers, and bring a bottle of water and hand sanitiser. 

After the completion of the course, participants will be able to judge much more accurately whether they want to pursue fencing or not.

Mionday is also the Adult Fencing Club night, and we fence from 1900 - 2100.  Aft the end of the course session, beginners can opt to try out their fencing skills with Club members for a further half hour.

We look forward to welcoming all those interested in learning to Fence.  

Salle Eton Fencing Club Committee

 

Junior Beginners Course February - March 2022

We can now announce the next Junior Beginner Course.

We are running a 5-week junior beginner course starting on Friday 4th February at Singh Sabha Sports Centre, Stoke Poges Lane, Slough, SL1 3LW.  


Each session will run from 6-8 pm. We will run sessions on the 4th, 11th and 18th February, then have a week's break for half-term (so no beginner's fencing on 25th February), before running the remaining two sessions on the 4th and 11th March. 

All equipment will be provided and the course will be delivered by qualified and experienced fencing coaches.


The cost will be £80 per person for the entire course. This can be paid in cash or by cheque on the night of the first session, or electronically (bank details will be provided on the 4th).


Participants need to come in t-shirt, tracksuit trousers (no shorts please) and trainers, and bring a bottle of water and hand sanitiser. 

After the completion of the course, participants will be able to judge much more accurately whether they want to pursue fencing or not.


We obviously hope that they will continue to fence with the club as full members and further develop their skills through practice, coaching and competitions.


We hope to see you on the 4th February.

 

Beginner Courses 2022

Course Dates

We will be running more beginner courses, with separate courses for Juniors and Adults in Q1 or Q2 2022.


Please contact us (either via email or the Contact Form given on the Contact Us Links) to register your - or your children's - interest in these beginner courses.  We will get back to you when we have more details - dates, location, timings, and costs.


We  regularly update the website so please check this website regularly for news and announcements.


Updated Club info, including Beginner Courses, will also be posted on the Salle Eton Fencing Club Facebook pages. Click on the Facebook icon shown top right on every webpage of the website.

 

Beginner Courses

For those who are completely new to Fencing, the club offers Beginner Courses for both Adults and Juniors, normally at the start of the Winter and Spring terms.  The courses run for 5 weeks and cost 80 GBP. 

During this time you will have a dedicated coach who will be with you for the whole of the course. The coach will take you through the basic movements, theories and exercises needed to fence.  Note that the coaching on the Beginner courses is for foil only.

All the necessary fencing kit is provided from the Club's Kit store, and hire of this kit is included in the price for the Beginners Courses.  

Note that whilst the Club provide all the specialist kit, all participants need to wear normal sports clothes (i.e. T-shirt, tracksuit trousers – no shorts please – and trainers) and bring a bottle of water.

The courses cover part of the syllabus for British Fencing Association (BFA) Grade 1. The BFA has designed a Fencing Achievement Awards Ladder which has 6 grade levels from beginner to Advanced.

Completion of the course will enable you to progress onto BFA Grade 1, (and subsequent grades) if you wish to.  The coaches can explain the BFA Grading scheme in more detail or alternatively see the British Fencing website on the Useful Links page.

After you have completed the beginners course you will be required to become a member of the club, and to start purchasing your own - or hiring club - kit.

Your kit is obviously very important. If you need any help in purchasing or maintaining any of your kit please ask one of our coaches.


Please note any kit you purchase must be up to current BFA and or FIE (the International Fencing Federation) regulations. Details of local and London based Fencing Suppliers who provide BFA / FIE approved kit are given on the Useful Links page.   

 For all enquiries about the courses please check the website regularly or Contact the club via email or the Contact form.  See Contact Us Links.

 

Beginner Courses - September  / October 2021

Additional Dates

In response to demand we are pleased to announce a further series of Adult and Junior Beginner Courses.  

The following are the dates for Junior and Adult Beginner Courses in September / October 2021.

Junior

Date Friday 24 September 2021

Start Time 1800 / 6PM

Location Singh Sabha Sports Centre

Duration  5 Weeks

Adult

Date Monday 11 October 2021

Start Time 1800 / 6PM

Location Singh Sabha Sports Centre

Duration 5 Weeks

 This 5-week course costs £80 and includes tuition with an experienced professional coach and the use of the club's fencing kit. 


Participants need to wear a t-shirt, tracksuit trousers (no shorts please) and trainers, and bring a bottle of water. 

 
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2020 Beginners

Here are some images from the current Adult beginner Class now running in September & October 2020.