Now that the festive resting period is over, its time to get back to business. The club will reconvene on Thursday 10 January at 19:30 in Dingwall Town Hall. Continue reading “2019 Restart – 10 January”
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.
We have added a calendar of upcoming events to the site. You can follow the link in the site sidebar or click here
The club will continue to meet on Thursday evenings in the Academy as usual throughout the Easter Holidays.
Advance notice: For the month of May 2016 the club will be temporarily relocating to the upper hall, Dingwall Town Hall. Our start time will also be slightly adjusted. Continue reading “Change of Venue for May 2016”
As the hall at the school is in use this week (21st), we will be relocating to the Town Hall. Next week (28th) there won’t be any Fencing on.
Back to normal after that