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The aim of the Union is to develop and encourage fencing and to promote and conduct amateur fencing championships within the Administrative County of Kent, the Medway Towns Authority and the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich and Lewisham..
Membership shall be open to clubs and schools within the area which are affiliated to the British Fencing Association and to individuals resident within the area
To find out more about fencing, click on the 'What is fencing?' button at the top
All fencers who fence in Kent but are not affiliated to any particular club and want to compete in any Kent competition. Must complete the Individual Membership Application Form to become an individual KCAFU member. It costs £5 and can be downloaded from the 'Constitution and Rules' page.
To all competition organisers: Can you please use the sample competition notice and entry form from now on. You can find them on the 'Constitution and Rules' page.
The South East Regional Hub will be holding Talent Development (Training Days) for Under 20 and Under 15's.
Full details and the booking form can be found on our events calendar.
The South East Regional Hub will be running the first SE Hub training days on 20th and 21st July between 10 - 16.00 at St Peters School in Guildford. They are looking for coaches from all 3 weapons to take part in this talent development weekend for U20's. If you are a qualified coach and are interested please contact Phil Shepherd Foster: email@example.com.
Reminders of Kent events, If you have not already sent in entries, there is still time to do so for the Kent Epee/Sabre champs, the Kent U/10/12/14 Foil champs and the Referee and Armoury course being held at Mallard Fencing Club in Herne Bay. Full details can be found on the Event Calendar.
Account of the recent Kent Individual and Mixed Team Foil 2013 by Andrew Nisbet.
Plus you can view some photos of the event taken by Raphaëlle Herry here.
The Nicosia Fencing Club has the great pleasure of inviting you to participate in their summer camp.
They hope you will join them for a week of intensive fencing training and fun on the beautiful island of Cyprus.
An international open competition will take place on the last day of camp (6/7/2013).
For full details please have a look at the PDF attached here.
Intensive épée training day - 13 April, Whitgift School. Jon Willis, GB’s no1 ranked epeeist is holding a new series of training days which have been established to provide high quality epee coaching for seniors, juniors and cadets through a series of friendly and inclusive training days. For full details and entry please select this link.
Please select this link to view Charlie Miller's email regarding important changes to minimum standards for first aid and safeguarding courses.
The Kent Foil U10/12/14 Championships 2013 is being held at Eltham College on Sunday, 12th May 2013. Details and the entry form can be found on the calendar page.
Details of the Kent team and individual Foil can be found on the calendar page.
Please note. The venue is provisional at the moment so fencers need to confirm where it is by watching the website nearer the time.
Hans Wahl of Ystads Fäktklubb invites you to the 79th Fencing competition Ystad International June 1 – 2 2013 in Österporthallen, Ystad, Sweden.
Details can be found on their website.
Saturday – Epee senior and Epee veteran.
Sunday – Team competitions Epee and the senior Sabre.
The Kent Senior Epee & Sabre Championships 2013 is to be held at Baypoint on Sunday 21st April 2013. Closing date for entries is Sunday 14th April 2013. Further details and entry forms can be found on the Event Calendar Page. Preliminary Analysis Results of the questionnaire recently circulated regarding hub funding.
Follow this link to view the South East Fencing Regional Priorities Preliminary Analysis Results of the questionnaire recently circulated regarding hub funding.
Results of the South East Region Epee and Sabre Championships 2013 are on the Results page
CEP Challenge – Marathon foil 2013. It will be held on 22-23-24 February 2013 Hall Carpentier in Paris FRANCE. Now you can register on the website: http://www.escrime-cep.com/marathon_fleuret/page23.html
The Epée Fencing Summer Camp of Font-Romeu (South East of France) from
July 21 to 28, 2013. This summer camp is designed to offer young épée fencers
(from 13 to 20 years old) a long term investment in fencing.
Visit our website at http://stage.ep.free.fr/eng/eng_accueil.html. Jean-Jacques PRAT & Philippe DEDIEU
Provisional 2012/13 fixture list is on the event calendar
Details and entry form for the 2013 Epee and Sabre competition on 20th January are on the event calendar page
Details of the New Ash Epee Club are on the Links to clubs and schools page
Results of the Kent Team Epee competition are in the results page.
The results and photos from the U16 FES competition are on the Results page and in the Photo Gallery
The entry form for the Senior Team Epee competition on 2 December is on the event calendar page. There is no entry form but details are included
Invicta will now be held at the ex-Pfizer leisure centre now called Baypoint (Ramsgate Road, CT13 9QL) not Roger Manwoods school. this will be its new permanent home from this week.
Minutes of the AGM are now on the Committee Reports page
The results of the Cyril Lee Trophy are on the Results Page. Congratulations to Mallard on winning the club title (in particular Jane Clayton and Dominique Kennett) and Jane for becoming Master (or Mistress?) at Arms
The Chairman's and Captain's reports from the recent AGM are on the Committee Reports page
Details of the U16 FES and Team Epee events are on the calendar page
The fixture list for 2012-13 is now on the events calendar page
Congratulations to Alan Ault from Tenterden fencing club who has just returned from the veterans Commonwealth games in Singapore having won 2 gold medals. He won the over 70 category in both men's sabre and foil. Picture of Alan with his medals in the photo gallery
Blackheath now meets twice a week and members of Kent affiliated clubs can fence there on Thursdays at a guest rate of £5, between 7.30m - 9.30pm
Sadly, Jack Gillett passed away on 18th August 2012. Click here for a eulogy by Andrew Nisbet
Details and Entry form for the KENT SENIOR FOIL CHAMPIONSHIPS INCLUDING INTERMEDIATE AND VETS are on the events page
The next Stennick Challenge is on 4th November, back at the proper venue of Roger Maywood's! Entry form on Event Calendar page
Congratulations to Laura Gladdish (MX Malling Fencing Club) won the Stratford Cadet and is now Cadet No1
Congratulations to Nicola Hull from Maidstone who finished 3rd in the very strong Essex open women's epee event. There is a photo of the finalists on the Photo Gallery page
Message from Jane Clayton: The county midi fence kit has been put to very good use over the last year, having been borrowed by several county clubs. Over 700 children between the ages of 7 - 16, have been introduced to fencing using this kit over the last year, with over 500 of that number being in the last few weeks. If any county club would like to borrow it in the future, please let Jane Clayton know as she holds the relevant diary.
The age group tables in rules for competitions and schools competitions have been updated. Please check under 'Constitution and Rules'
There is a nice picture of Alan Ault with his gold medal for being the highest placed cat 4 (over 70) fencer in the GB veterans men's sabre championships in the photo gallery
There is a new button labelled 'Kit for Sale'. Please contact me if you want to sell anything. Currently, Kate Neave has a bunch of stuff to clear out
Congratulations to Laura Gladdish from Malling MX Fencing Club for winning the Moneteau sabre U15 event. Click here for more details (on the BFA web site). There are also some photos in the Photo Gallery
The county now has a set of plastic fencing equipment - 20 plastic swords and 20 plastic masks, which are suitable for use at summer fetes, taster sessions etc. for the purpose of promoting fencing within the County. This equipment is available for any Kent club to borrow when required. It is currently with Meopham fencing club so if it is wanted in the near future please contact them. At all other times please contact Peter Huggins.
There is a new section on the web site. Occasional articles or reports will be placed on a new 'Items of Interest' page. The first entry is a review of A Visit to Musee Van Oeveren by Tim Atkinson
The minutes of the EGM are on the Committee Reports page
Applications are invited from Clubs, Counties and Regions, for grants to support projects that will develop fencing. Click here for details and grant application
Photos from the Excalibur competition are in the Photo Gallery page. Photos courtesy of Dale Broadbent
Peter Huggins has won the Unsung Hero award for the Kent Regional news and media awards due to him gaining the most votes from all of the county fencers - congratulation Peter!
(Picture reproduced courtesy of Kent Regional News and Media)
An important note from Peter Huggins:
I am receiving, and have on occasion have noticed for myself, persistent and regular comments about the fact that the British Fencing Safety Guidelines are not followed in clubs and in some cases by fencers when they present themselves at competitions.
I have, therefore attached for your information a copy of the British Fencing Guidelines which should be adhered to. If you have any doubts about interpretation of these rules then please do contact me when I will be only to happy to try to assist with clarification. In particular, I hear that some coaches do not bother to supply separate plastrons which are a must for all those using steel weapons and who have not been supplied with a jacket with an integrated plastron. I am also afraid that the Guidelines do not encompass such idiocies as wearing jackets back to front - a coach that I work with was visiting a holiday camp last year and whilst watching a taster session with both youngsters and adults taking part had cause to comment to the instructor that the jackets were all on back to front. He was advised that that was the way they were worn these days! Another common problem is supplying the wrong size blades to younger children. Again this aspect is covered in the Safety Guidelines.
Lastly as a former Trading Standards Officer I can advise that the loan of kit is likely to be deemed as 'supply' for the purposes of Consumer Safety legislation and as such should there be a problem because unsafe kit has been used then not only could a civil action ensue but there could also be a breach of the law which could result in a criminal prosecution.
Please try to ensure that the Guidelines are followed in your classes and clubs and I am sure then that you will have a happy, safe and productive environment with participants who are enjoying their activity.
Click here for safety guidelines