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March 10, 2011

Memorial University Fencing Club

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March 9, 2011

 

 

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY FENCERS TEST THEIR METTLE IN ATLANTIC TOURNAMENT

University team ranks gold and bronze against Atlantic fencers

 

Fencers from the Memorial University Fencing Club competed at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Shield on March 5-6 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The team proudly returned home with medals and newfound respect for their abilities.

 

Alexander Hamilton, a 3rd year Psychology student at Memorial University took gold in Novice Epee and bronze in Open Foil and Novice Sabre. He ranked exceptionally well for his first tournament outside of Newfoundland. Although happy with how he competed, Hamilton was pleased with the level of competition and how it “really tested [his] abilities as a fencer”.

 

“It was a great time, everyone there brought something new to the table that I don't normally experience and that's always the best part of any competition” he commented.

 

For Callum Carmichael, a 2nd year Russian major, it was his second time competing at the UNB Shield. His experience paid off as he battled back from an 11-9 lead against him in the Under 20 Epee finals to win gold. In Open Foil he tied with teammate Hamilton for bronze. Ciaran Kelly, 4th year biology major at Memorial University, won bronze in Open Epee and ranked 5th in Open Foil.

 

The team had been training hard weeks leading up the tournament and they were delighted at how it paid off. “I felt as prepared as possible. All the coaches in the club gave all the training we could handle to give us an edge throughout the competition.” says Hamilton.

 

For athletes from such a small sporting community in Newfoundland, the fencers were proud to rank so well for their university and the province.

 

“I think that we were very successful as a team and we showed that fencers from Newfoundland are to be taken seriously as opponents and is indicative of the quality of our training.” commented Kelly.

 

Already the fencers are gearing up to return to the tournament next year with hopes of bringing a larger team.

 

The Memorial University Fencing Club has been teaching university students to fence for 10 years and is an integral part of promoting the sport in the province.

 

For more information, contact:

Justin So

Memorial University Fencing Club

(709) 351-2617

justin.james.so @ gmail.com

 

Jan 10, 2010

Allez! Fencing Club

Winter classes start January 16. Link: Allez! Fencing Club Webpage.


March 11, 2009

Allez! Fencing Club

New youth fencing club in St. John's. Link: Allez! Fencing Club Webpage.


January 8, 2009

Youth Program - Fun with Foils

UPCOMING YOUTH PROGRAM! Keep an eye on this site for an upcoming 5 week youth fencing program. For more information, please Justin - nlfencing@gmail.com


November 19, 2008

Aide Moniteur Coaching Workshop

Florian Friedrich, provincial coach for Nova Scotia will be coming down for an Aide Moniteur workshop. Aide Moniteur is the new coaching program developed by the CFF and NCCP program. This program is intended for people interested in coaching “beginners” in the “Instruction Stream”. These coaches must be interested in the technical development of the fencer. No aspect of competitive development will be expected in this context.

Program information
When: Nov 29-30, Saturday and Sunday, 10-5
Where: Ecole des Grands Vents
Fees: $60.00 (Includes coaching materials)

Register with Justin So, nlfencing@gmail.com, 759-0513
Registration deadline November 27

Program Flyer


November 11, 2008

4th Jim Francis Memorial Tournament

The 4th annual Jim Francis Memorial Tournament will take place on Saturday and Sunday Nov 22-23, 2008 at the Ecole des Grands-Vents. For more information, see Event information.

This tournament was named after Jim Francis a fencer who was the main driving force for the sport in the province. 

 

July 24, 2008

E-registration  

We now have E-registration to make NLFA memberships a little easier. Just follow the link, fill in the information and e-mail it off to our registrar. If you do not have Outlook configured, just continue on and paste the generated form into another e-mail to us.

June 27, 2008

Thank you to everyone who attended the Information Session and AGM. There was a lot of good discussion about the programs for the upcoming year. A new Board of Directors has also been elected for the 2008-2009 year.

 

June 20, 2008

The NLFA AGM will take place on June 26, 2008 at the Engineering building at MUN. (EN-4000). For more information please click here.

 

April 24, 2008

Youth Program - Fun with Foils

Exciting new programme designed to introduce kids to the sport of fencing in a fun and safe environment.

 

November 21, 2007

Tournament Information -  Jim Francis Memorial Tournament - Saturday, November 24, 2007. 

Event information