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  Piers takes Bronze in Warsaw Congratulations to Piers Gilliver on surviving his first International Competition. The Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Warsaw, Poland. Piers was placed a respectable 13th in Senior Mens Cat A Epee, 
Bronze in U23 Mens cat A Epee, and 4th in U23 Mens Cat A Foil !!!
    Inspire Sports Days Cotswold fencing Club is taking part in the Cheltenham Summer of Sport, which is part of the London 2012 Inspire Program. CFC has featured in the Spring issue of the South West Inspire newsletter. There will be two further taster sessions, one this Thursday (fully Booked) and another on the 21st August.
  Cotswold Fencing Club at GCHQ  Cotswold Fencing Club in conjunction with the British Disabled Fencing Association helped to organise a demonstration of wheelchair fencing within GCHQ. The demonstration was well received, and generated a huge amount of interest, and a lot of very positive
comments were received.
  Piers Advertising the Paralympics Piers Giliver from Cotswold Fencing Club will be attending the paralympic games in London as a sparring partner for the British team. Piers is
pictured in this advertising photograph.
   GAFU Epee 2012 Congratulations to Nat who finished 3rd in the Senior Ladies Epee, Cotswold's only medal of the day.
   GAFU Age Groups Foil
 George came third in the recent GAFU U10 Boys Foil at Thornbury Leisure
Centre (5th November). This is a very good result for George and
reflects the hard work he has put into his training.
   Epee 2 Coaching Award
Congratulation to Natalie, who has passed her level 1 & 2 Epee coaching awards during the British Academy of Fencing Easter course.
   New Venue

November 2011
 We have moved again and are now located at the All Saints Academy in Cheltenham.
New venue

10th August 2011

With the closure of Christ College School Cotswold Fencing Club is moving to a new venue, at Cleeve Sports and Arts Centre.
    New T-Shirt Order

See Nat if you would like a new T-shirt or Hoodie.

Full range of colours available

 The order is being placed on or around the 1st August. Prices remain the same as last year. £10 for a t-shirt & £20 for a hoodie.

There is a different design this year.
   Pete Davis
1941 - 2011
It is with great sadness that we report that Pete Davis passed away earlier this week. Pete was a founder member of Cotswold Fencing Club, and had been Head Coach and Chairman of the club for many years, rarely missing a week - until he was taken ill.
He has always fully supported the club, making sure that the sport of fencing continued within Cheltenham. Over the years he has introduced  many people to fencing with his ready smile, friendly manner, and teaching style. He will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathy goes to Sue his wife, and his children.
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Picture : Coach Tutor - Gyorgy Felletar giving an epee lesson to a wheelchair fencer

Coaching - Course
19th June 2010

Kevin Nelson has attended the Coaching Wheelchair Fencers Course run by The British Disabled Fencing Association.

This was an excellent course run by the British Disabled Fencing Association (BDFA).

The course covered the similarities and differences between wheelchair and able-bodied fencing. Also covering the practical aspects of safety, athlete capabilities, coaching, and competition fencing.

Cotswold Fencing Club will now be able to offer wheelchair fencing to disabled athletes

Epee 2 Coaching Course
Kevin Nelson attended the British Academy of Fencing Autumn course, and after taking the exams on the Friday and Saturday, passed his Epee 1 & 2 Coaching Awards..

This was another excellently run and staffed course put on by the Academy.

Awards at Christmas
The Juniors have been working hard for their awards, and we have had 7 passes at British Fencing level 2 and 3 passes at level 1.

Congratulations to Nat Gower as she is the first member of Cotswold Fencing Club to gain the British Academy of Fencing Gold Award (foil).

Well done all for all the hard work that you have put in.