2021 AGM Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the London Region of England Fencing will be held on
Thursday 17th February 2022 at 7:00pm

The meeting will be held online

The Meeting will be held for the following purposes:

  1. to consider of the Minutes of the previous AGM held on 30th March 2021,
  2. to receive the Report from the Chairman,
  3. to receive the Accounts of the Region for the financial period ended on 30th June 2021,
  4. to elect or re-elect Officers and Members of the Committee to replace those who retire, and
  5. to consider any other appropriate business.

*London Region is defined to embrace the City of London and all other areas covered by the 32 Boroughs represented on the London Assembly.

Any fencer, coach, parent of a fencer, or others involved in, or interested in Fencing in the London Region may attend the AGM. However, the only persons entitled to vote and, unless invited by the Chairman, to speak at the Meeting are those individual members of British Fencing who are formally affiliated to London Region, who are at least 18 years old at the time of the Meeting, and who have been a registered member of British Fencing for at least three months prior to the date of the Meeting.

If you would like to attend, please let us know by sending your name and BF Membership Number to the London Region Secretary, Rosemary Gilmour, whose details appear at the foot of this notice. The meeting link and online voting instructions will be sent closer to the time to those who say they wish to attend.

If you wish to vote by proxy, you must use the Form of Proxy which is available on the London Region Website www.londonregionfencing.co.uk. It must be completed as instructed thereon and received by the Secretary not less than 48 hours before the meeting.

If you wish to put yourself forward for election to the duties of any committee post that might fall vacant, you must provide the London Region Secretary with written notice of such by no later than Thursday 10th February 2022. The previous AGM minutes will be provided online for review by the same date.

The London Region Fencing AGM and elections are subject to the provisions of the London Region Fencing Constitution, a copy of which is available on our Web site.

Rosemary Gilmour
Secretary London Region
secretary@londonregionfencing.org.uk

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2022 London Region Youth Championship and BYC Qualifier

This years LRYC and BYC qualifier will take place over 3 days, 6th February, 27th February and 13th March, at St. Benedicts School Ealing. Full details including which event is on which day are here. Covid mitigation measures will be in place and numbers at the venue will be limited. If an event is full we will operate a waiting list on a strictly first come first served basis. We look forward to seeing you.

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London Region Welcome Back Novice and Intermediate 2021

It had been a long time.  And it was strangely unfamiliar for some of us at the start.  We maintained Covid measures, including masks and sanitiser, and we capped entries to allow for better social distancing.  Our aim – to make sure the only thing people might pick up during the day was a medal.  But, Covid restrictions apart, it was just our latest competition and everyone seemed to get back into the swing of things pretty quickly.

Sixty three fencers, nine referees, and four organisers gave their all throughout the day.  Blood, sweat, and tears!  That’s to say no tears and only two tiny-plaster-sized nicks, but buckets of sweat.

Plenty of well-deserved medals handed out.  Plenty of smiles, from medallists and non-medallists alike.  And the day ended with a gripping épée final: 9-8 after a priority minute.

Congratulations to everyone involved.  We hope you enjoyed the day and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Results are now available here

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WE’RE BACK……….

At last!  After what seems like for ever, we can get back to London Region fencing action.  And we get things rolling with a 2021 fourth quarter offering three, rather than our previous two, events – two All Weapon Opens and one Saturday focussed on London Schools.

We reboot on Sunday 24th October with a ‘this year only’ change from our established programme.  Rather than a Team Competition we’re holding a ‘London Region Welcome Back Open Novice & Intermediate’ at St Benedicts School in Ealing.  Being able to enter won’t depend on finding three other like-minded fencers, so no hassle there.  And no need to worry about letting other fencers down if you’re not as fit as you’d like to be.   So, regardless of how ring-rusty you feel, if you want to get back to sociable competition it’ll be an ideal opportunity for a good friendly fence. 

On Saturday 20th November, partnering with Westminster Under School, we’re launching a new annual ‘London Inter-School Under 11 Fencing Festival’.  As well as fencing itself, it’ll incorporate simple add-ons including sessions to help the fencers of tomorrow appreciate some basic refereeing and armoury issues in a user-friendly way.  It was due to get off the ground in 2020 but coronavirus put an end to that.  And current circumstances may temper things a bit.  But we’ll be looking to build on it over the coming years.

Then it’s the 2021 CAPITAL OPEN, to be held at its new regular home, the Westminster School Sports Centre near Victoria Station, on its new regular date, the first Saturday of December.  A great way to cap off a fencing year in the run up to Christmas.

We hope to see as many old friends and new as we can at these fun events, but to maximise everyone’s safety we might have to limit numbers.  So best not delay in making your entries.  Why not check out the details of the N&I now on our competitions page

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