The Eastern Region BIG Weekend is back. Due to the popularity of our annual event, we have had to move to a larger location. This year we will be at One Leisure, Westwood Road, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire.
On Saturday 13th May there will be a variety of courses, which include an U18 Training Session, Coach Education with Prof. Bob Bales, Refereeing and Armoury courses and GoFence sessions for local children.
This year we will be joined by Josef Thomas from British Fencing. Josef is the new Regional Liaison Officer and will be giving a short talk about his role and answering any questions. We hope that
On Sunday 14th May at the same venue, we will be holding our 2017 Regional Senior Championships.
Details and entry form's for all of the weekend's events will be posted here when available.
2017 Eastern Region BIG Weekend - U18's Training Session (Saturday 13th May)
As part of our annual BIG weekend, we are pleased to announce the details of the U18 training session.
The Coaching Team
Prof. Liam Harrington - Foil Coach.
Liam is a Maitre d'Armes of the British Academy of Fencing (BAF) and has level 5 Diploma coaching qualifications in Epee, Foil & Sabre. In 2010 he achieved a bronze medal in the Master-at-Arms category in the Fencing Masters’ World Championships in Switzerland. He is a coach at Fencers Club London.
Pawel Osmanski - Foil Coach
Pawel has been ranked 7th in the world, is eight times Polish National Champion plus a Junior World Cup and Junior European Champion.He is a published author and practitioner in fencing-specific sports injuries, and an expert in Functional Movement Screening, as well as being a qualified and experienced personal trainer. He has numerous and impressive qualifications, namely both a Bachelor and Master degree in Physical Education with a Major in Fencing from the University of Gdansk.
Steven Morley - Foil Coach.
Steve is Head Coach at Stowmarket Fencing Club. Steve has been coaching for a number of years. He currently holds a Level 4 (Advanced) Foil Coaching Qualification and Level 2 Epee Coaching Qualification from the British Academy of Fencing. He also holds the equivalent qualifications from England Fencing.
Vicky Carson - Sabre Coach
Vicky has represented Great Britain and Scotland at national and international level attending European and World Championships. At the age of 14, Vicky was the Scottishunder 17 and under 20 Ladies Sabre Champion, and won the UK School Games for Scotlandaged sixteen. Vicky is currently Head Sabre Coach at Brentwood School.
David Keszlar - Epee Coach
Dávid studied for 4 years to become a fencing coach at the prestigious Semmelweis University. A successful fencer in his time, David was 7 times Hungarian Champion at various age groups (individual & team) and was part of the Hungarian national squad at under 17 and under 20 levels. As part of the Hungarian team, he finished 4th at the European Championships and 6th at the World Championships. Throughout his competitive career, he has always trained with some of the best fencers in the world. David coaches at Brentwood School and at Leon Paul.
Chris Howser - Epee Coach
Chris was the 2005 British Epee Champion and has won medals at the Senior British Championships on 4 occasions in total. He has been ranked as the British Number 1 in Epee and has won silver medals at 3 Commonwealth Championships. With over 30 years of fencing experience, of which he has been a qualified coach for 20 years.
The cost of this training session will be £35 per person. Places are limited and will be confirmed on a first come first served basis.
Several places have already been taken for the upcoming U18's training session we are running as part of our BIG weekend of fencing. If you are thinking of attending, please do not hesitate to send in your entry.
There are now just six weeks to go until our annual BIG weekend of fencing events. Places at our U18's training session are filling fast. If you wish to attend please do not hesitate to send in your entry.
The number of remaining places are as follows.
If places are oversubscribed a waiting list will be created. Confirmation of entry will be sent.