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Ashton Fencing Club to offer youngsters FREE taster sessions

Children aged 8-11 are being given the opportunity to sample the Olympic sport of fencing in February.

The sessions, which will be held at Astley Sports Village every Sunday morning between 10.30-11.30, will be conducted by Ashton Fencing Club (using plastic equipment)

The taster sessions will consists of:

1 - Introduction to the different types of swords.

2 - The Protective clothing used

3 - Exhibition bout of fencing performed by Ashton's club members.

Reporter Sport sampled a taste of the sport during a half-term event towards the end of 2021.

Every fancied having a go at fencing? If so, Ashton Fencing Club train at Astley Sports Village every Thursday evening. We attended a holiday camp earlier this month to sample a taste of the sport and spoke to club chairman, Barry Massey about a variety of topics, including his background in the sport, the importance of getting children gripped from a young age and much more. Full video here: https://www.questmedianetwork.co.uk/news/sport/watch-pupils-sample-a-taste-of-fencing/

Posted by Tameside Reporter on Wednesday, November 17, 2021


The following sessions are structured to ease them slowly into fencing:

1 - Foot work session

2 - Blade session

3 - Plastic fencing fighting


At the end of each session a certificate will be awarded to each of the participants. There will be a maximum of 12 children per session.

To register your interest or for more information, contact: 07707 013108


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