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.

14 May

Fencing Indoors from Monday 17th May – please register

COVID Poster INDOORS

We are really excited to announce that we will be fencing inside from Monday 17th May 2021.

Initially 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 NEW INDOOR 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

29 Apr

Early May Outdoor Fencing

COVID Poster Outdoors

The Hawth Theatre in Crawley (Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ) is kindly allowing us to continue to use their car park from 6:30pm – 7:30pm on both a Monday & Wednesday evenings.

We will need to follow the same strict guidelines as before to ensure this works:

  • You MUST pre-register for the session at least 24 hours before, using this May 2021 link here for 3rd – 12th May 2021.
  • Once registered, you will be allocated to a group. Each group will be no bigger than 15 people and the groups should not be mixing. 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 and a facemask must be worn when not fencing.
  • There are no facilities such as toilets or water fountains – therefore please bring a drink etc.
  • Please bring complete fencing kit.
  • This sessions will be weather dependent – please keep an eye out on the website or Facebook to check. If it rains we will cancel the sessions.
  • 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 club as soon as possible.

For those that are shielding or do not feel comfortable meeting up, please let us know and we will try to film the sessions for you.

Look forward to seeing you.

25 Mar

Outdoor Fencing Returns at The Hawth

Following roadmap rules, we are moving to outside fencing sparring sessions from Monday 29th March.

COVID Poster Outdoors

The Hawth Theatre in Crawley (Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ) is kindly allowing us to use their car park from 6:30pm – 7:30pm on both a Monday & Wednesday evening. Note we have brought the timing forward to allow us extra daylight.

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 here.
  • Once registered, you will be allocated to a group. Each group will be no bigger than 15 people and the groups should not be mixing. 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 and a facemask must be worn when not fencing.
  • There are no facilities such as toilets or water fountains – therefore please bring a drink etc.
  • Please bring complete fencing kit.
  • This sessions will be weather dependent – please keep an eye out on the website or Facebook to check. If it rains we will cancel the sessions.
  • 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 club as soon as possible.

For those that are shielding or do not feel comfortable meeting up, please let us know and we will try to film the sessions for you.

Look forward to seeing you.

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.