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Fencing

We are delighted to introduce Foil Fencing to Calday Grange Grammar School. 

We would like to welcome Allan Howell and Peter Lloyd to the coaching team at Calday, both of whom  are experienced British Fencing Qualified Coaches and coach at  Wirral Fencing Club.  

Fencing Club

The fencing club meets on a Friday evening between 3.45pm - 5.15pm in the school gym. The club aims to give improving fencers the opportunity to develop their fencing technique, skill and fitness. We are particularlry loojing to train a team to  Equipment is provided therefore there is a limit on numbers attending.  Anyone wishing to attend should first complete an on line expression of interest form.  Students will be invited to attend a few try out sessions.  As places become available new members will be invited to join.

Fencing Expression of Interest Form   

Lunch time  Fencing Sessions

This is an activity for students who wish to practice on a less formal basis.  All abilities are welcome to attend from beginner upwards.  Attendance is on a drop in basis, we can accept up to the first twelve to attend.  The sessions run during a lunchtime in the school gym.  

During a half term students will typically cover

  1. Safety
  2. The stance and body positioning; en-guarde (ready) position
  3. The grip.
  4. Mobility.
  5. Simple hits.
  6. Introduction to the rules of foil fencing.

 

What to wear

We provide jackets, a foil weapon, masks and gloves.

Please bring trainers for use in the gym.

Bring a drink preferably water to maintain hydration – fencing is a thirsty sport!

Refrain from wearing any hair or skin products to maintain the hygiene of masks.

Note that if glasses are worn they will fit under the mask.