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The Manchester Fencing Centre

Over the last 3/4 months Stuart Marshall, Mike Swiffin and Dave Taylor have put all their free time, or not as the case may be, into the planning, nailing, sanding, filling, piste laying, carpet laying, painting, wiring, getting crushed under vending machines and making chairs for midgets. They are creating The Manchester Fencing Centre not only for Marshall Fencing Club but the future of fencing in the North West, as our legacy, and mainly for the pupils/students/fencers that we teach and bring to your child a facility that the North West can be proud of.
We are pleased to announce the date of our first ever training session at the Manchester Fencing Centre will be the Monday 9th NovemberMondays first session will be a soft openingThe 'Grand' opening will be at a later date when all non essential work is complete.
The centre is NOT a club and is open to anyone that would like to Train/Spar/Coach/Take lessons, If you want to fence in the centre you must be affiliated to The British Fencing Association. 


Monthly Membership
Student £30
Adult £40
Pay As You Go
Student £7
Adult £10
Group discount entry available
Coaches can come give lesson in the centre free of charge, but their students must pay the Pay as You Go fee or monthly membership.
Training Times at the moment - we will and more on demand.
Youth fencers start at 6.00pm - 7.30pm. 
Everyone else at 7.30pm - 10.00pm. All weapons welcome.
If you are not sure which session you should attend, please email or ring Stuart on 07791862655. 
Venue address
The Manchester Fencing Centre, Osborne Mill, Waddington Street, Chadderton, Oldham OL9 6QH
There are two competitions coming up that are to be held in the new venue. One is an Under 14 and Under 11 event on the 28th November and the Marshall Fencing Club Championships and the 6th December. Both events can be found here http://www.allentries.co.uk/ 



After nearly ten years at West Hill School in Stalybridge Manchester Fencing Club will be moving on the 19th February. They will be sharing premises with Marshall Fencing Club at the sports hall of the Collective Spirit School, Butterworth Lane, Oldham OL9 8DX.


Coaches Steve Glaister and Colin Walls will be moving with the club providing continuity for the foilists and épéeists from Manchester and additional coaching to those from Marshall who wish to take advantage of them.


The move will allow Manchester to operate three nights a week instead of a single  session.


Both clubs share a similar outlook, being open and encouraging visitors from other clubs to come along and fence with the aim of improving the sport in the region, not just Manchester and Marshall.



This year the Sainsbury School Games are being run in Manchester. The company that is running the games, Great Big Events, is looking for volunteers to help with the event, which runs from the 4th to the 7th September. If you fancy being a presentation or floor manager, an announcer or presenter then contact Rebecca Hobbs, whose phone number and email address are given on the attached recruitment ad. Training will be given, so don't worry that you only have limited experience.

This is a great opportunity to get involved with athletes of the future. Having been a volunteer for both the Olympics and Paralympics I can testify that you will have a great time!

Have a look at the attachments then get volunteering!

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