Blog: Fencing

West Devon Swords ‘Schools for Summer’

West Devon Swords ‘Schools for Summer’

Before the Summer term ended, we made it out to some of the primary schools in the area to run some fencing and archery sessions and in one school, attended their very own school-wide multi-sports day. Our standard format, split-session of fencing and archery using the two sets of plastic kit, enabled a quick turnaround … West Devon Swords ‘Schools for Summer’ Read More » ...
Multi-skills fiesta but no siesta for primary pupils

Multi-skills fiesta but no siesta for primary pupils

West Devon Swords ‘Summer on Tour’ began in July with five hundred Foundation and Year One children from local primary schools taking part in multi-skills sessions at Whitchurch Wayfarers Cricket Club, over two days in beautiful sunshine. ...
A different target for College Sports Day

A different target for College Sports Day

For the non-runners, jumpers and throwers, West Devon Swords was able to offer an alternative sporting experience for Okehampton College pupils at the annual sports day in July. A split session of archery and Go Fence foil provided competition of a different sort alongside the usual athletics programme. ...
OCRA Juniors advance

OCRA Juniors advance

Further congratulations to Todd Rook and Brendan Miles (pictured) who achieved British Fencing Grade Two Foil just before our Summer break. Well-drilled after going through the grade one and two syllabus back-to-back, it was a pass with honours, just in time to put weapons down for the first round of Summer weather. ...
Update on sports fencing classes – Summer 2018

Update on sports fencing classes – Summer 2018

As the usual Summer break draws near, it’s worth a quick review of our session structure… We’re in a transitional phase right now with sports fencing in the Okehampton area; our previous intake of teenagers has moved on to exams and college; I am looking to the best way to re-launch in the Autumn. The … Update on sports fencing classes – Summer 2018 Read More » ...