A pre-season two day training event will take place over the weekend 28-29 Sep 2013 in the Main Hall of Avoniel Leisure Centre, open to all fencers who took part in the 2012-13 NI Junior Foil Series. This includes fencers who were in the U16s in 2012-13 and now too old to compete in the NIJFS in 2013-14. It will also be open to any beginners intending to take part this year.
On both days, training and coaching will be by ex-Olympic fencer and BF grade 4 coach Katie Arup. As a pre-season training session, special attention will be paid to fitness, footwork and tactics, with practice bouts on scoring boxes in the afternoon sessions.
Sat 28 Sep 1000 – 1600 U14s & U16s
Sun 29 Sep 1000 – 1430 U10s
Sun 29 Sep 1000 – 1600 U12s
Lunch break 1200-1230 on both days
Cost per fencer: £5
Closing date for applications: Fri 20 Sep 2013.
Applications can be made online from this website by clicking on the Calendar link on the home page and then on the event where it appears on the Calendar. An application form can also be downloaded from the booking page.
£5 fee to be paid online, or to accompany printed applications received by the closing date.
Cheques should be made payable to NI Fencing Ltd.
Fencers must have a current British Fencing/NI Fencing membership (or equivalent, e.g. IFF), valid on the day of the event.
What to Bring
All need to bring full electric fencing kit, including breeches and correct size foil. No spare kit will be available at the event.
A packed lunch and a drink.