Cotswold fencing Club is taking part in a number of initiatives in support of the London Olympics, and one of these is the Cheltenham Summer of Sport.

Cheltenham Fiesta 7th July 2012
. - Event Cancelled due to rain.

The Midsummer Fiesta takes place in Montpellier Gardens in the center of Cheltenham. It is on the 7th July 2012 and starts at 10:30, finishing at about 16:00. The Cotswold Juniors will be competing as a demonstration of fencing. While the juniors are resting between their bouts, the senior section will put on displays of epee and sabre.

Although the fiesta has been cancelled, we are going to run a junior competition at a later date.

Competition Trophies

Taster Sessions  -  "London 2012 Inspire Program"

Cotswold Fencing Club is also running several taster sessions as part of the London 2012 Inspire Programme. The first two sessions were run during the Easter holidays and went very well. There are further sessions planned during the summer holidays. These sessions are 2 hours long and aimed at total beginners between the ages of 8 and 14. These sessions are booked through Tom Sparkes of The Sports Development Team from Cheltenham Borough Council, and will run at the "All Saints Academy". The Easter course was one of those featured in the South West inspire newsletter Spring 2012. (Link Below). Where we had 2 courses of about 20 juniors each.

SW inspire newsletter Spring 2012

We will also be running a taster session for Cheltenham Leisure Center on 28th July 2012.

Article from the Gloucestershire Echo   Showing a pair of the fencers taking part on the fully booked taster session that took place on the 2nd August 2012.

Pick and Mix Session for Leisure@ Cheltenham on Saturday 28th July 2012. Another successful drop in session run by Nat and Kevin.   

Footballers try out new sports
Kevin Nelson ran a taster session for 5 members of Cheltenham town football club as part of thier Gold Challenge to raise money for the Star Centre. Below is the TV clip from ITV West