EFC U18 Fencing resumes

Limited U18 Weekly Sessions Resuming 27th and 28 April!

Preparations are well underway for getting our U18 Fencers back at St Thomas’ from Tuesday 27th April. We are also very optimistic that Edinburgh will move to Level 0 before too long, and we will be able to welcome back our much missed 18+ fencers… so please keep a watch on your email inbox and EFC’s Facebook page for updates!

For our U18’s we will initially be reopening for just two sessions weekly Tuesday U18 Open Session for experienced electric fencers and our Wednesday Cadet Foil and Cadet Sabre Classes with Coaches Don and Naomi, for our new and developing fencers. The format of each session will be similar to those we ran in November and December last year. All fencers must hold a valid British Fencing Membership, book their place at a session in advance, ensure they have all the necessary kit (either personally owned or via the new EFC Kit Deposit Scheme) and adhere to our COVID rules including wearing a mask in communal areas.

All EFC U18 fencers and parents, please check you email inbox for more details on how to book and pay for the first ten weeks of fencing between end of April and the end of term. Or get in touch via info@edinburghfencingclub.co.uk

Christmas Closure

We wish all EFC fencers and their families a happy Christmas and all the best for the new year. Stay well and active.

We had planned to re-start fencing for our U18 fencers in the new year on the 19th of January – once the prelims annually sit in the gym hall have finished. But with all parts of Scottish Mainland being put into tier 4 from 26th December, and therefore indoor sports being prohibited, we don’t yet know when we will be able to fence again. We will keep you updated via our website, Facebook and emails.

Don’t miss the last two fencing sessions of 2020

To all our U18 Fencers

Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th December are the final sessions of 2020 before we take a break for Christmas. Sessions will resume in January 2021 subject to any Covid restrictions which may be in place, so keep a watch on your email inbox, Facebook or our new look Website for updates.

Bookings for the above two sessions are now open and accessed via the usual link. Due to restrictions placed on us by Scottish Fencing, all fencers must book their attendance in advance via the booking system.

Limited weekly sessions for U18s resuming soon

We are very pleased to be able to announce that keeping within Government and Scottish Fencing Guidelines, EFC are working towards reopening for our U18 Annual Members on 24th and 25th of November. Full details of the U18 sessions we will be offering, and how to reserve a place, will be sent via email once we finalise our plans and receive risk assessment approval from Scottish Fencing.

We are limited to only opening on Tuesday and Wednesday nights to begin with. Don McKenzie and Naomi Farmer will return to run our Wednesday Cadet Foil and Sabre Classes, all session start and end times will need to be adjusted to allow for cleaning and set-up/take-down, there will be restrictions on numbers to allow for social distancing, and fencers will need to book their place in advance. Although our Kit policy is that owning at least Basic Kit (Glove, Breeches and Mask) is now compulsory, we appreciate that current circumstances may make this prohibitive for some of our young fencers to return to the club. Therefore we are introducing a new Club Kit Deposit Scheme, where certain items can be borrowed for a set period, by paying a refundable deposit. It is still mandatory for everyone to own their own glove, and we will advise on the best option for you.
Our Armourer Martin can take orders for free delivery to the club, and 10% discount on Allstar and Uhlmann branded items (other suppliers and brands are available).

So, watch out club members, for email updates!

EFC U18 Members – British Fencing Membership Renewal Reminder

Please check your British Fencing Membership! If your membership expired since lockdown, please renew it before joining club sessions again.

We are planning to restart fencing for pre-lockdown EFC U18 members from the week 24th/25th November (more information to follow). Only members with an up-to-date British Fencing Membership will be allowed fencing within the club. 

Information about the different membership models can be found here: https://www.britishfencing.com/members/membership-info/membership-types/ If you have any questions, please contact our membership secretary membership@edinburghfencingclub.co.uk

(For the coming months no fencing competitions are scheduled, therefore the Recreational Membereship is sufficient for a start, which can be upgraded to a Compete Membership anytime competitions start appearing.)