21 Dec

Christmas Break

Just a reminder that we have had our last session for the year and look forward to seeing everyone back form Wednesday 5th January 2022.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Crawley Sword Club

03 Dec

December Sign-Up & Club Kit Orders

A new sign up form is now available here –  December sign up.  We only have 2 fencing weeks left before the end of 2021. K2 are taking time to refurbish the floor over Christmas and so our last session will be Weds 15th December. We will be returning on Weds 5th January.

We are also putting in another order for Crawley Sword Club kit, including tracksuit tops.  If you want to order anything, please fill in the form here by 16th December – Club Kit  The order should then be with us by mid-January.

We also have a few updates:

  • When signing up, please try to be as accurate as possible, as we have to pre-book the hall a month in advance. If you cannot make it after signing up, please let as know as soon as possible.
  • If you test positive with COVID, isolating will now be restricted to only those who you fenced, rather than the whole weapon group. This means you will need to keep a track of the people you fence each time you attend club.
  • Please also help to pack away the boxes by 9pm. As K2 becomes busier, we will be required to vacate the courts promptly.
  • The sign up form also includes the potential to sign up for 1:1 lessons. Lessons are free for members at Crawley Sword Club. We will try to ensure everyone that wants a lesson can have one, we will initially prioritise those with imminent competitions.

To keep our members safe and as per British Fencing guidance, our current COVID rules remain in place.  B.F. may change this over the coming weeks.

28 Oct

November Sign-Up

A new sign up form is now available, click here, November Club Sign-Up. We also have a few updates:

  • Club start time is now  7:00 p.m.
  • When signing up, please try to be as accurate as possible, as we have to pre-book the hall. We may not have enough space if we don’t know you are coming. Or we may have to pay too much for courts we will not use. If you can’t make it after signing up, please let as know as soon as possible
  • The sign-up form also includes the potential to sign up for 1:1 lessons. Lessons are free for members at Crawley Sword Club. We will try to ensure everyone that wants a lesson can have one, we will initially prioritise those with imminent competitions.

We have noticed an increase in club members with COVID over the last few weeks. To keep us all as safe as possible and as per British Fencing guidance, our current COVID rules therefore remain in place.  Please remember to wear a face mask, note who you fence, and also clean equipment after each fight.

06 Oct

October Sign-up

A new sign-up form is now available here –  OCTOBER CLUB SIGN-UP.  We also have a few updates:

  • Club start time will revert to 7:00 p.m. (temperature checks will still take place) and we will ask you to help set up the boxes after the initial footwork / warm up session.
  • When signing up, please try to be as accurate as possible, as we have to pre-book the hall a month in advance. If you can’t make it after signing up, please let as know as soon as possible.
  • If you test positive with COVID, isolating will now be restricted to only those who you fenced, rather than the whole weapon group. This means you will need to keep a track of the people you fence each time you attend club.
  • Please also help to pack away the boxes by 9pm. As K2 becomes busier, we will be required to vacate the courts promptly.
  • The sign-up form also includes the potential to sign up for 1:1 lessons. Lessons are free for members at Crawley Sword Club. We will try to ensure everyone that wants a lesson can have one, we will initially prioritise those with imminent competitions.

To keep our members safe and as per British Fencing guidance, our current COVID rules remain in place.  British Fencing may change this over the coming weeks.

25 Aug

September Sign-Up Form, Update and Beginners Course

A new sign up form is now available here –  September Club Sign Up form.  We also have a few updates:

  • Monday 30th August 2021 is a bank holiday and K2 will be closing early, so the club will not be meeting.
  • We are running a Beginners Course for seven weeks starting on Monday 6th September 2021 for £65.00. Please fill in the Beginners Course form before Sunday 1st September 2021 if you are interested in learning to fence.
  • Club start time will revert to 7pm (temperature checks will still take place) and we will ask you to help set up the boxes after the initial footwork / warm up session.
  • If you test positive with COVID, isolating will now be restricted to only those who you fenced, rather than the whole weapon group. This means you will need to keep a track of the people you fence with each time you attend the club.
  • When signing up for September, please try to be as accurate as possible, as we have to pre-book the hall a month in advance.
  • Please also help to pack away the boxes by 9pm. As K2 becomes busier, we will be required to vacate the courts promptly.
  • The September sign up form also includes the potential to sign up for 1:1 lessons. Lessons are free for members at Crawley Sword Club. We will try to ensure everyone that wants a lesson can have one, we will initially prioritise those with imminent competitions.
  • We are still keen to order Crawley Sword Club Kit – if you want to order items please use the link here  – Crawley Sword Club Kit. Deadline is 10th September 2021.
  • To keep our members safe and as per the British Fencing guidance, our current COVID rules remain in place.  British Fencing may change this over the coming weeks.
17 Jul

Mid-July to August Update

COVID Poster INDOORS

Following the change in COVID restrictions, a new sign up form for Mid-July to August is now available here

This form also includes the potential to sign up for 1:1 lessons. Lessons are free for members at Crawley Sword Club. However, the number of lessons available are currently quite limited. Therefore, whilst we will try to ensure everyone that wants a lesson can have one, we will initially prioritise those with imminent competitions.

To keep our members safe and as per British Fencing guidance, for the current time the COVID rules will remain in place. British Fencing are still awaiting full clarification of certain items, so this may change over the coming weeks.

One slight change is the requirement for isolating, if you have been in contact with someone with COVID. Isolating will now be restricted to only those who you fenced, rather than the whole weapon group. This means you will need to keep a track of this yourself each time you attend club.

15 Jun

Fencing 21st June – 14 July Sessions

COVID Poster INDOORS

Fencing indoors continues, we will only be accepting limited numbers. Be quick as once the places are full, we will start a waiting list. If we are full and you are on the waiting list – we will let know.  

We are meeting from 7:15 – 9:00 pm at K2 Leisure Centre Main Hall, on both a Monday and Wednesday evenings. 

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.
  • Once registered, you will be allocated to a group. Each group will be no bigger than 15 people and the groups will not be able to mix. If you cannot then attend after registering, it is really important to let us know (ideally 24 hours before) this will potentially allow space for someone else to fence.
  • Please wait in the main corridor for temperature checks, before entering the main hall.
  • When you are not fencing a social distance of at least 2 metres must be observed at all times and a facemask must be worn.
  • You are free to fence anyone in your group, but this must be limited to no more than 30 hits in an evening.
  • There are no facilities available such as showers, water fountains  etc. – therefore please bring a drink
  • Please bring complete fencing kit.
  • Parents, please collect your children from the main corridor after the session, they will not be allowed to leave until collected.
  • If you have had any COVID symptoms in the preceding 10 days, please do not come.
  • If you develop COVID symptoms after the session please contact club as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you.

29 May

Fencing – Early June (2nd – 16th) and next Beginners Course

COVID Poster INDOORS

Fencing indoors continues, we will only be accepting limited numbers. Be quick as once the places are full, we will start a waiting list. If we are full and you are on the waiting list – we will let know.  

We are meeting from 7:15 – 9:00 pm at K2 Leisure Centre Main Hall, on both a Monday and Wednesday evenings. 

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 here.
  • Once registered, you will be allocated to a group. Each group will be no bigger than 15 people and the groups will not be able to mix. If you cannot then attend after registering, it is really important to let us know (ideally 24 hours before) this will potentially allow space for someone else to fence.
  • Please wait in the main corridor for temperature checks, before entering the main hall.
  • When you are not fencing a social distance of at least 2 metres must be observed at all times and a facemask must be worn.
  • You are free to fence anyone in your group, but this must be limited to no more than 30 hits in an evening.
  • There are no facilities available such as showers, water fountains  etc. – therefore please bring a drink
  • Please bring complete fencing kit.
  • Parents, please collect your children from the main corridor after the session, they will not be allowed to leave until collected.
  • If you have had any COVID symptoms in the preceding 10 days, please do not come.
  • If you develop COVID symptoms after the session please contact club as soon as possible.

Look forward to seeing you

Children and Adult Courses for Introduction of Fencing stating Monday 14th June 2021

Please reply by Wednesday 2nd June 2021 to book your place, you will also have to be at K2 on Monday 7th June 2021.

We have a few spaces left on our two beginner’s courses starting on Monday 14th June 2021. These are for children aged over 9 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm and for adults from 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm at a cost of £65.00 per participant, in the Main Hall, K2 Leisure Centre, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, RH11 9BQ. This will run on Monday evenings for six weeks – COVID restrictions permitting. 

The course will provide you with an introduction and basic understanding of fencing, to enable you to have some fun and to help you to decide if you want to take up the sport. 

All the equipment you will need, whilst on the course, is supplied by the club and we would like to allocate this to you before starting. Once you have completed the application on the link below, please be at K2 on Monday 7th June at either 7:00 pm or 8:00 pm, so this can be arranged.  

Space is limited so please complete the attached link here to register your place –  no later than Wednesday 2nd June 2021. Once you are registered we will contact you to arrange payment.