29 Dec

January 2021 – Back to Zoom

During the current Tier 4 restrictions , we are not able to fence at K2. Therefore, we are returning to our Crawley Sword at Home sessions from Monday 4th January

Crawley Sword at Home
Crawley Sword at home

These will be a series of Zoom sessions, from 7:30 pm – 8:10 pm every Monday and Wednesday. There will also be a social session available on Wednesdays from 8.30 pm – 9.10 pm for those just wanting to catch up.

For safeguarding reasons, these are closed sessions so please contact us if you would like to join us.

04 Dec

December Sign-Up

Following the feedback from club members, we are excited to return to K2 from Monday 7th December. With the current British Fencing guidelines, we are currently able to offer:

  • For U18s fencing / sparring – 7.15pm – 8.45pm
  • Adult footwork / exercise sessions – 7.00pm – 7.55pm or 8.05pm – 9.00pm

You MUST preregister using the following link, at least  24 HOURS BEFORE THE SESSION.  Please click here – DECEMBER SIGN UP This will ensure we know who is attending (for contact tracing purposes).

Please meet prompt in the main corridor at K2 and you will be checked in. If you arrive without a facemask or if your temperature is high, you will be unable to fence.

Timings for adults will be allocated by the club and we will contact you to confirm your session. There is a section on the registration form if you have any preferences for your session. Also there is the possibility to borrow club kit if you need it. You will receive a receipt confirming your selections, you can then use this receipt to update any choices.   

We may need to restrict numbers and so if you have registered and cannot then make it, please advise club as soon as possible.

We are working out the logistics for adding in one-to-one lessons, which we hope to offer by the New Year.

We look forward to seeing you.

07 Nov

November – Lockdown 2.0

Crawley Sword at Home

During the current lockdown, we are not able to fence at K2. Therefore, we are relaunching Crawley Sword at home. This will be a series of Zoom sessions, from 7:30-8:10 every Monday and Wednesday evening. We have a variety of sessions lined up, including those focused on footwork, fencing fitness at home, refereeing and fight analysis.

All members are welcome to join. We will be emailing the Zoom link to those that have previously signed up for our sessions. If you have not received the link, please message us via the Contact Form

We will also return to running a parents / friends of Crawley Sword Club call after every Wednesday session, at 8:30pm. Again, please message us on Facebook or email us for this separate Zoom link

29 Oct

November Fencing

Returning to Indoor Fencing
Returning to Indoor Fencing

We welcome any fencers from the local area. If you are not a member of
Crawley Sword Club the current visitor fees are:

  • £10 for adults
  • £5 for children

Please meet promptly in the corridor of K2 outside the main hall and you will be checked in. If you arrive without a facemask or if your temperature is high, you will be unable to fence. 

The sessions that available are:

  • Monday 7:10 pm – 8:15 pm
  • Monday 8:25 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Wednesday 7:10 pm – 8:15 pm
  • Wednesday 8:25 pm – 9:30 pm

Timings on both Mondays and Wednesdays will be allocated by the club and we will contact you to confirm your session. There is a section on the registration form if you have any preferences for your session. Also there is the possibility to borrow club kit if you need it.

Preregistration

You MUST preregister using the following link, at least 24 hours before the
session. Click here.

You will receive a receipt confirming your selections, you can then use this receipt to update any choices.   

We may need to restrict numbers and so if you have registered and cannot then make it, please advise the club as soon as possible.

For anyone wanting to learn how to fence, details of our next beginners course will be available shortly.

01 Oct

October Fencing

Returning to Indoor Fencing
Returning to Indoor Fencing

We welcome any fencers from the local area. If you are not a member of
Crawley Sword Club the current visitor fees are:

  • £10 for adults
  • £5 for children

Please meet outside prompt at the entrance of K2 & you will be checked in. If you arrive without a facemask or if your temperature is high, you will be
unable to fence. 

The sessions that available are:

  • Monday 7:10pm – 8:30pm
  • Wednesday 7:10pm – 8:15 pm
  • Wednesday 8:25pm – 9:30pm

Timings on a Wednesday will be allocated by the club & we will contact you to confirm your session. There is a section on the registration form if you have any preferences for your session on Wednesdays. Also there is the possibility to borrow club kit if you need it.

Preregistration

You MUST preregister using the following link, at least 24 hours before the
session. Click here.

You will receive a receipt confirming your selections, you can then use this receipt to update any choices.   

We may need to restrict numbers and so if you have registered and cannot then make it, please advise club as soon as possible.

For anyone wanting to learn how to fence, details of our next beginners course will available shortly.

09 Sep

Return to Indoor Fencing

Thank you for your patience & support over the summer. We’ve worked hard creating a robust approach to health and safety which meets both British Fencing and K2 guidelines. We are excited to announce that we are starting indoor fencing again on Monday 14th September.

Returning to Indoor Fencing

We welcome any fencers from the local area. If you are not a member of
Crawley Sword Club the current visitor fees are:

  • £10 for adults
  • £5 for children

Please meet outside prompt at the entrance of K2 & you will be checked in. If you arrive without a facemask or if your temperature is high, you will be
unable to fence. 

The sessions that available are:

  • Monday 7:10pm – 8:30pm
  • Wednesday 7:10pm – 8:15 pm
  • Wednesday 8:25pm – 9:30pm

Timings on a Wednesday will be allocated by the club & we will contact you to confirm your session. There is a section on the registration form if you have any preferences for your session on Wednesdays. Also there is the possibility to borrow club kit if you need it.

Preregistration

You MUST preregister using the following link, at least 24 hours before the
session.  Click Here.

You will receive a receipt confirming your selections, you can then use this receipt to update any choices.   

We may need to restrict numbers and so if you have registered and cannot then make it, please advise club as soon as possible.

For anyone wanting to learn how to fence, details of our next beginners course will available shortly.

30 Jul

Outdoor fencing in August

Here is an update for registration for the outdoor training session dates – 17th August – 31st August. The Hawth Theatre in Crawley (Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ) is still allowing us the use of their car park from 7-8pm on both a Monday & Wednesday evening. 

We will need to follow some strict guidelines to ensure this works:

  • You MUST pre-register for the session at least 24 hours before using this NEW link   https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/D67WZQF
  • Once registered, you will be allocated to a group. Each group will be no bigger than 5 people plus 1 coach & the groups should not be mixing whilst training. If you cannot then attend after registering, it is really important to let us know (ideally 24 hours before) so that our coaching plans can then be revised.
  • Social distancing of at least 2m must be observed at all times 
  • There are no facilities such as toilets & water fountains – therefore please bring a drink etc.
  • Please bring a glove, sword & a small mat.
  • This will be weather dependent – please keep an eye out on the
  • website or Facebook to check. If it rains we will run a Zoom session instead.
  • If you have had any COVID symptoms in the preceding 2 weeks, please do not come.
  • If you develop COVID symptoms after the session please contact the club as soon as possible

For those that are shielding or do not feel comfortable meeting up, we will
try to film the session. If you would like us to send you this, please contact us.

We are starting the process of discussing moving back to K2, but this is at early stages at the moment.

Look forward to seeing you.

04 Jul

Training Update

Following the changes in COVID lockdown restrictions from 1st July, we have
been working behind the scenes to put together the option of some outdoor
footwork training sessions.
The Hawth Theatre in Crawley (Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ) has kindly
allowed the use of their car park from 7-8pm on both a Monday & Wednesday
evening.
We will need to follow some strict guidelines to ensure this works:
* ⭐You MUST pre-register for the session at least 24 hours before using
this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NKQBXH5 ⭐
* Once registered, you will be allocated to a group. Each group will
be no bigger than 5 people plus 1 coach & the groups will not be mixing
whilst training.
* Social distancing of at least 2m must be observed at all times (including parents & guardians )
* There are no facilities such as changing rooms, toilets & water fountains –
therefore please bring a drink etc.
* Due to social distancing, this is a footwork / fitness session only & no sparring
will be allowed. Therefore there is no need to bring any kit, except a glove
& sword. Do not bring fencing shoes, but use normal trainers as we are outside. 
* This will also be weather dependent – please keep an eye out on the
website or Facebook to check. If it rains we will run a Zoom session instead
* If you have had any COVID symptoms in the preceding 2 weeks, please
do not come.
* If you develop COVID symptoms after the session please contact the club
as soon as possible
For those that are shielding or do not feel comfortable meeting up, we will
try to film the session. If you would like us to send you this, please
contact us.

Look forward to seeing you.

16 Mar

Club Suspended

Important:
Following the latest government announcement regarding ‘non-essential contact with each other’ today, we have taken the difficult but appropriate decision to close the fencing club until further guidance has been issued. Please can you pass this message on to fencers that do not have Facebook.
Many thanks