WITH 2013 now almost a month old, members of West Lancashire Fencing Club are keen to get up and running in preparation for the numerous competitions fast approaching in the fencing calendar.
The year just ended concluded with the club’s annual Christmas stocking competition.
This always promises to be a competitive, but fun competition that incorporates several rounds called pools followed by a direct elimination round.
The winner is determined by the first person to pop all three of their opponent’s balloons attached to their fencing uniform. Sure to say, with mince pies and chocolates up for grabs it was all eyes on the prize for the competitors!
There are many exciting new developments in the club, with the taster session and beginners’ course getting under way and the Merseyside Open Fencing Tournament coming up on February 16 and 17.
As part of their preparation, members are receiving some extra training from David Stobbs, a registered British Fencing coach to enhance their performance at the prestigious competition.
Members of the club are highly involved in the organisation of the Merseyside Open Fencing Tournament which attracts competitors from across the globe, but they still take time out of their busy schedule to help the other associates.
It is held at Greenbank Sports Academy in Liverpool so there’s an opportunity to go along and have a look as it is a fantastic competition as it will provide a great insight into the sport of fencing. Alternatively visit the website www.moft.co.uk
If you would like to give fencing a go and become part of this active and enthusiastic club then please do not hesitate to contact Gary Longthorn at Gary.Longthorn@westlancsfencing.co.uk or visit the club’s official website at www.westlancsfencing.co.uk