Dingwall Fencing Club will restart for season 2017/18 on Thursday 17 August, 2017 at 7:30 PM. We will be meeting in our new home, upstairs in the Town Hall on Church Street.
Continue reading “Dingwall Fencing Club Restart”
Thanks to a steady period of growth in the club, our current home is getting just a little bit too small, so we are going to move to a slightly bigger venue.
Continue reading “We Are Moving”
On the 4th and 11th of May the club will be meeting in the Town Hall, as the gym is being used for exams.
On Thursday 29 March Dingwall Fencing Club were pleased to welcome Keith Cook along to our training night. Continue reading “Keith Cook Visits Dingwall Fencing”
With UK Sport having announced that it will not be funding fencing in the run up to the Tokyo Olympics and the British Fencing appeal having failed, we now find ourselves in the ridiculous position that a sport with a world class development programme has been forced to resort to crowd funding in order to be able to prepare athletes for the games.
At the Rio games Team GB came within a few hits of a fencing medal. Instead of recognising and building upon that development, UK Sport have turned their back on us. We firmly believe that is in the best interest of not only our athletes and the wider Team GB, but of the sport at every level from elite to grassroots, that we are able to support our fencers on the road to Tokyo and beyond. We also believe this is vital if we want to promote sports and physical and mental health in the UK beyond those who settle for more popular pastimes.
Whilst we feel that it is scandalous that hard working sportsmen and women are having to rely on crowdfunding in order to pursue this aim, we also believe that fencers know what it means to step up to the mark and deliver, doing what needs to be done.
For all of these reasons, the committee of Dingwall Fencing Club have agreed that we should support this campaign and the club has pledged £100 towards it.
If you feel that you would like to help, you can find the crowdfunder page here.
Our chairman has written a personal blog post on how fencing has been a major tool in his armoury when it comes to fighting depression. If you are interested, you can read it here.
Dueling With The Black Dog: a blogpost about depression and playing with swords
The club will restart training on Thursday 12 January, 2017. Looking forward to another year of fencing!
It will be great to see all our familiar faces and we’d love to welcome some new ones too.