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matt4how
-27th July 2008, 13:04
ok i have been given the oppertunity to start a new fencing club at the university im going to which have not done anything like this before and i dont really know where the best place to start would be.

if anyone have any advise which will help me set the club up and getting it running it would be great

thanks

Rdb811
-27th July 2008, 13:49
See the thread "How to start a club" in "Coaches Corner".

fencingmaster
-27th July 2008, 16:55
ok i have been given the oppertunity to start a new fencing club at the university im going to which have not done anything like this before and i dont really know where the best place to start would be.

Very important....first secure your funding. Check sources i.e. college/uni, it's usually SU. Get your bid in before the usual society/club mafias. Secure your venue/timetable - make sure it's not double booked by competing authorities/agencies. Get BIG numbers signed up at fresher's fair even if they've got wooden legs. Don't accept any any 'catch 22s' or refusals. Starting a Uni club is the survival of the fittest!

Swords Crossed
-27th July 2008, 21:48
And wish you the best of luck. Out of curiosity, which uni are you going to?

Marcos
-28th July 2008, 15:09
1. make it a one weapon club (epee if you want to do pentathlon). This makes life a lot easier, cheaper, and raises quality

2. agree funding with uni, but do what you can to raise money yourself

3. make it fun, but not just beer - DkIT, which i started two years ago, did a charity demo in a shopping centre last month!

4. get a great relationship going with a supplier

5. get people to help. friends of mine came up to help the first month or so when i set-up dkit - you can't do it alone

6. plan freshers day!

hokers
-28th July 2008, 15:25
1. make it a one weapon club (epee if you want to do pentathlon). This makes life a lot easier, cheaper, and raises quality


But screw any arrivals at your university who are specialists in another weapon?

Marcos
-28th July 2008, 15:40
difficult question that

you'd want to get them to help...esp with coaching

depends on the situation, but you have to be prepared to turn them away.

that said, you may find a way of accommodating them.

but basically, starting a club from scratch is bloody hard work...making it single weapon makes that work easier

kingkenny
-29th July 2008, 12:29
Leon Paul provide free advertising material for clubs email them and ask for some posters and some flyers maybe 4 - 6 posters and 50 flyers. 3 types of poster are now available and the flyers have a space for club details.