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Hello 2017-2018 season

Imperial fencing had a great year last year, while all teams had come out with great results. The new season has begun, and with high hopes! with an incredible first team for men as well as women, histories may be expected.

Please fallow our imperial facebook page, Instagram, official website and twitter closely for that news. #goimperial

We’re back!

The new season has begun, and with high hopes! This week’s results:

Imperial College London Mens 1st 130 – 125 Queen Mary University of London Mens 1st

Imperial College London Mens 2nd 135 – 92 Royal Holloway, University of London Mens 2nd

Imperial College London Mens 3rd 92 – 126 University of Essex Mens 1st

Imperial Fencing Takes Paris

Members of Imperial Fencing are away at the X-Systra competition this week. This annual student competition is held at École polytechnique in Paris and attracts fencers from all over the world.

Keep an eye on this post for (probably  sporadic) updates on the competition from all the group (Mainly from Grace and some from/edited by Haroon)

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Namih Cup 2015/2016

EDIT: The Namih cup has been postponed and will occur at a later date (TBC). The annual Namih Cup will be held on the 7th, 14th and 18th of December. The Namih Cup is a team foil competition where each team is comprised of one experienced, one intermediate and one novice fencer. Keep an eye on this post as it’ll be updated with news and results as they are released.

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Match Report: Women’s 2nds Vs Royal Holloway (Home)

Written by Angie Garland

This week was our first home match, and as the saying goes, those who are closest are last to arrive. It was our turn as the home team to turn up after the away team arrived. Though I (Angie), being the #keenbean that I am had arrived over an hour before the match (Cancelled lecture – I’m not that keen) to be called away to get kit for said match. After awkwardly waiting at the bus stop outside Beit for 5 minutes, waving on buses as they stopped, for Grace to help with the kit. We went up to the cupboard and proceeded to chat for over half an hour with our lovely President (Carys). We even convinced her to referee for us. Score.

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Match Report: Women’s 2nds Vs Kings College London (Away)

Written by Angie Garland

The team turned up to the hall for the match – arriving BEFORE the home team. Walking into the hall, there was a hope that maybe this time we would win the match. Little did we know the hall’s dank, dark appearance was some foreshadowing. We slowly started to understand a reason that the home team may have not arrived so early would be due to the smell of the hall – seriously that place smelt BAD. Though things looked promising when the home team arrived with only four fencers.  Read More

Welcome

Imperial College Fencing Club is one of the largest sports clubs at Imperial College London. Through a strong BUCS presence, twice weekly training sessions and regular socials we support our members, from world-class fencers to complete novices, in épée, sabre and foil.

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Christmas Newsletter

As the winter months set in and Christmas drew closer ICFC was busy fighting, competing having fun and procrastinating our heavy work loads. Training has continued as normal, with highlights  such as ambidextrous fencing, and our  strength and conditioning coaches  attempting an Iron man of foil, epee and sabre matches and novel foil scoring system involving balloons for the novices for the end of term.

 

BUCS matches have continued, both the men’s and women’s 1sts having there first weekend fixtures. The men dominated their weekend in Oxford on the 16 and 17th of November, although with some almost photo finishes they won all th, see Camille’s match report for the full story. The women’s 1st team struggled more on their weekend hosted by Surrey on  23rd and 24th November , as although the epee and sabre teams did well, they were weak on foilists, see Emma excellent match report coming soon. The womens seconds have got through the first round of the cup on the 11th December and the men’s seconds and thirds continue to hold there own in there leagues and look forward to their cup matches. Thanks and good luck to everyone on the teams this term!

Socially the club has continued to be very active, as well as Union/Eastside trips after training,  we had Christmas dinner (organised by our lovely social sec becky ) which was a success with over 25 people coming down to Hammersmith to listen to me make a fool of myself eating Christmas pudding and be festive. As a end of term treat our valiant Vice President Loek lead an expedition to our enemies to the North, aka UCl in a friendly match where we won 110-109, congrats guys.

 

In individual competitions we also had a very good term, the National Novice Championships at Warwick we sent out a few enthusiastic novices for their first taste of competition and they all did incredibly well  with our very own Novice Captain Cosmin placing 3rd in foil.  At the Beazley British National Championships sabreurs Maiyuran and Zoe both won bronze. Also Imperial Men’s Sabre team won the team nationals making them the best sabre team the country, well done guys!

 

Next term we looking forward to a huge amount of BUCs including the Individual Championships on 21st to 23rd February and BUCS Big Wednesday on the 26th March. Also over Valentine’s weekend we are going to Paris to fence at the Ecole Polytechnique in a team and individual competition called Challenge international d’escrime 2014. Watch your emails for detail on all of these!  At the start of term the intermediate course is starting up for all novices continuing into the new year.

 

Its been a great first term for ICFC and we are looking forward to the new year,

 

See you on piste!

 

Caitlin

President

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