Latest News from the Club

Jubilee Report finally gone to the papers

Sorry for the delay but the jubilee report has finally gone into the papers. Here is one of the photos I didn't send for publication...

New adult course starting 1st March

Foil Training Day and BYC Qualifiers

The West Midlands qualifiers for the British Youth Fencing Championships are on the 18th January at Redditch.

There is a training day that Sam is running on Sunday 12th January in Kidderminster which is worth doing for all those who are considering fencing at the BYC qualifiers the following weekend.

Entry forms for both events can be found at

The BYC qualifier is the main competition of the season we would recommend that if you do one competition a year, this is the one to do. Sam and Hannah are running this for the region so if you have any questions please ask.

Christmas & AGM

Saturday 14th Dec: Fencing session & AGM*

Saturday 21st Dec: No fencing session

Saturday 28th Dec: No fencing session

Saturday 4th Jan: No fencing session

Saturday 11th Jan: Start of 2014 fencing sessions

AGM: We will start at the normal time (10AM) but session will finish at 11AM. The AGM will start at 11AM and finishes at 12, and we would welcome all parents to join us

As part of the AGM we will also be handing out certificates and trophies to the fencers

Coffee/tea/squash & biscuits will be available for the parents & fencers

Adult Session Beginning Soon

As of 14th September, Redditch Youth Fencing Club will be starting to take Adult membership. This could be either for experienced fencers looking for an extra session or new adult beginners. Experienced adult fencers will be encouraged to join in with the higher age groups of the Youth Fencing Club and beginner adult fencers will have their own group with an dedicated coach.

Those with questions should contact Sam or Hannah.

Have a good Summer

The first session of the new school year is on Saturday 7th September.

Hope you all have a great summer holiday and see you again on the 7th Sept.

Medals at the H&W CFU Jubilee Foil Competition

Well done to all those who competed at the H&W County champs this weekend

Adam, Alex, Jake & Oliver in their first competition

Marek & Jan for winning their events

Dan T-Hart for at age 13 competing in his 1st senior event and coming a very creditable 11th/18th



1st Marek Webb

=3rd Alex Cupper

8th Adam Sooklall

9th Alex Carolan


2nd Adrian Kmiotek

11th Jake Sutton


1st Jan Rudzki

2nd Ben Webb

=3rd Dan T-Hart

=3rd Anthony Bull

10th Oliver Jones


2nd (1st Anthony Bull


2nd Sam Stockley

11th Dan T-Hart


2nd Hannah Stockley

West Mids BYC Qualifiers

Well done to all the RYF Fencers at the West Mids Briti h Youth Championship


U12 B

L16 Adrian Kmiotek,


Jacob Mayall, Ant Bull & Marshall Glarvey L16,

Dan T'hart QF,

Ben Webb & Jan Rudzki Bronze & qualified to the National Finals in May

Well done all

No RYF today 19-01-13

The school is shut due to the snow

2-4-2 Results

Fencer Best Time

Alex Taramasco 8.40

Mirron Webb 8.47

Stanslaw Rudzki 8.79

Will Walters 8.85

Ellis Lawrie 8.85

Morgan 9.00

Reece Cater 9.50

Richard Vernon 9.56

Dan T'Hart 9.56

Oliver 9.75

Jacob Mayall 9.79

Anthony Bull 9.84

Sam Armstrong 10:00

Marshall Glarvey 10.15

Tish Cook 10.5

Sam Hennigan 10.56

Albie 10.56

Jan Rudzki 10.68

Marek Webb 10.81

Jordan 11:00

Joe Hickman 11.14

Dan Steer 11.2

Adrian Kmiotek 11.25

Ben Webb 11.25

Jake Sutton 11.31

Michael Booth 11.5

Adam 11.56

Charles Cook 11.78

Alex Cupper 12.90

Joe Cook 13.16

Happy New Year

The club is back on after the Christmas break on Saturday 12th Jan

Welcome Back

It has been great to see everyone back after the summer break

End of the Year

Well that's another school year finished! Goodbye to Murray and Dan, we hope to see you again soon. Don't forget that due to the move from Ipsley Youth House to Trinity High School, we can now take adults too, so you are welcome back to join in again anytime.

See you all again in September, enjoy the Olympics, see if you can spot Sam on the TV when he's Minding Athletes at the Fencing. If you are going to the ExCel centre at all, do let Sam know as he'd love the chance to have a break for a coffee.

Have a lovely summer

All at RYF

RYF Back 21st April 12

Thanks to all who helped out at the fundraiser at Sainsbury's today

We are off for the next 3 weeks, but will see many at the Jubilee Champs next weekend

Have a good Easter, see you on the 21st

West Midlands BYC Results

U12 Boys

GOLD Marshall Glarvey


8th Adrian Kmiotek

U14 Boys

11th Dan T'Hart

17th Jacob Mayall

19th Ellis Lawrie

U16 Boys

SILVER Mirron Webb

U18 Boys

7th Richard Vernon

Marshall, Ben & Mirron will be competing at the BYC National Finals in May

Anita Mason Selected for Junior Commonwealth Championships

Our newest coach at Redditch, Anita Mason, turned 18 last week and was given a wonderful birthday present by the England Fencing Association.

She has been selected to represent England at the Junior Commonwealth Championships in Jersey in February 2012.

Congratulations and Happy Birthday Anita

Redditch Youth Returns 17th September 2011

New Facebook page!/pages/Redditch-Youth-Fencing-Club/236220829731305

Club Competition Results

U18 Boys

1st Murray Leitch

2nd Richard Vernon

=3rd Connor Mitchell

=3rd Dan Hatton

U16 Boys

1st Will Walters

2nd Reece Cater

=3rd Michael Booth

=3rd Ainsley Coffin

U14 Boys

1st Mirron Webb

2nd Stas Rudzki

=3rd Ellis Lawrie

=3rd Luke Hamilton


1st Alex Powell

2nd Dan T'hart

=3rd Marshall Glarvey

=3rd Anthony Bull

5th Joe Larner

6th Jan Rudzki

7th Ben Webb

8th Jacob Mayall

9th Morgan

10th Rhys

U10 Boys

1st Adrian Kmiotek

2nd Joe Hickman

=3rd Marek Webb

=3rd Harry James

5th Cameron Head

British Youth Championship Finals 2011 Results

Redditch Youth was represented by Alex, Mirron, Richard, Ben W, Jan & coach Anita at the recent British Youth Championship Finals in Sheffiled.

We had some great results with Mirron Webb at his first finals finishing 9th/70 in the U14 Boys Foil and coach Anita making the top 8 in the U18 Girls Foil. Richard Vernon finished 37th in the U18 Boys Foil & alex 23rd in the U12 Girls Foil. Ben W & Jan in their first competition of this level or size came 42nd & 58th respectively in the U12 Boys.

H&W County Champs

Well done to all the RYF Fencers who competed at the H&W County Champs on the weekend of the 9th/10th



Mirron Webb (U14B) & Alex Powell (U12G)


Dan T'hart (U12 B) & Richard Vernon (U18B)


Ben Webb (U12 B), Jacob Mayall (U12 B), Luke Hamilton (U14B), Ellis Lawrie (U14B), Michael Booth (U16B), Murray Leitch (U18B)

5th Tim Watson (U18B), 6th Marshall Glarvey (U12B) & 7th Anthony Bull (U12B).

Three fencers also competed in their first senior competitions, all winning fights.

Well done to Dan Hatton (13th Senior Epee), Mirron Webb (13th Senior Foil) & Richard Vernon (9th Senior Foil).

Premier Series Southampton

Well done to Mirron Webb, who won the bronze medal at the Southampton Premier Series Foil Grand Prix last weekend. In a large field of under 14 boys, Mirron eventually went out to Stuart Jacob from Sussex House in the semi-final, the only fencer he lost to all day.

West Midlands BYC Qualifiers Results

U12 Boys

5th Jan Rudzki (Q)

6th Ben Webb (Q)

9th Anthony Bull

11th Jacob Mayall

13th Marshall Glarvey

U14 Boys

=3rd BRONZE MEDAL Mirron Webb (Q)

15th Ellis Lawrie

U16 Boys

8th Will Walters

U18 Boys

= 3rd BRONZE MEDAL Richard Vernon (Q)

5th Murray Leitch

U12 Girls

Alex Powell (Q) (Claiming her Q through her bronze medal at the 2010 U10 British Youth Championships)

Alex, Jan, Ben, Mirron & Richard have qualified to represent the West Midlands at the British Youth Championships in Sheffield to be held May 2011

GOLD MEDAL for Alex at Kenilworth Leon Paul Junior Series

U11 Girls

GOLD MEDAL 1st Alex Powell

U11 Boys

8th Marshall Glarvey

10th Ben Webb

U13 Boys

19th Dan T'Hart

23rd Jan Rudzki

24th Ellis Lawrie

25th Stanislaw Rudzki

31st Jacob Mayall

32nd Anthony Bull

U15 Boys

14th Michael Booth

We are Redditch Sports Club of the Year 2011

At the recent Redditch Sports Award evening Redditch Youth Fencing Club was awarded Redditch Sports Club of the Year!

Please click on the news page to see the results from the Kenilworth Leon Paul Junior Series & West Midlands BYC Qualifiers!

It's a clean sweep at the fencing gala day!!!

Congratulations to all RYF fencers today at the Worcester Gala Day.

Mirron Webb & Michael Booth were undefeated in the U14 Boys foil taking 1st place.

Alex Powell, Marshall Glarvey and Stas Rudski were also undefeated in the U10/12 catagory and won 1st place, 2nd place went to a Daniel T'Hart & Ellis Lawrie who only lost to the A-team and 3rd place went to Jacob Mayall, Anthony Bull & Yan Rudski who only lost to the A & B teams. All other teams fell to our swords, it was an excellent day and a lot of fun for everyone.

Thank you to Nick Chapman & Raf for organising an excellent competition and also to all the parents who brought their children. Particular thanks should go to Guy Powell who made a superb impromptu armourer for the day.

Bring on the Kenilworth Leon Paul and the BYC qualifiers in January.

Fantastic Result for Alex Powell

Alex Powell (10) fenced in the under 11 Campden Leon Paul Junior Series competition last weekend. In a field of 17, Alex showed some fantastic skills in her first year at this age group to win a bronze medal.

Well done Alex.

At RYF we are continually looking at how we can develop the club. One main development we can make is by increasing the number of girls we have attending regularly and so we are looking at starting a new group aimed solely at girls from the local area. This new group should be starting on 6th November, if you know of any girls who might be interested in attending this group please let Hannah know and she will give/ send you a flier.

H&W Jubilee Foil Results July 2010

Well done to all the RYF fencers who took part

U10 Boys

GOLD Medal Marshall Glarvey

U12 Boys

SILVER Medal Stanislaw Rudzki

BRONZE Medal Anthony Bull

5th Jacob Mayall

7th Joe Larner

8th Oliver Crompton

10th Ellis Lawrie

U14 Boys

SILVER Medal Luke Hamilton

5th Michael Booth

U16 Boys

BRONZE Medal Daniel Hatton

BRONZE Medal Murray Leitch

U18 Boys

GOLD Medal Mark Hamilton


Bronze medal at the British Youth Championship for Alex Powell

Well done to Alex for her bronze medal at the recent U10 Girls British Youth Championships

This is a fantastic result and we are all very proud of her

Also very well done to Benn Webb for his top 32 placing in the U10 Boys BYC's, the best result for a West Midlands fencer and at his first ever fencing competition!

Vernon & Leitch Qualify for National Finals

Well done to Richard Vernon & Murray Leitch who both qualified in the Under 16 catagory of the British Youth Championships finals in Stoke on Trent later this year.

U16 Results

3rd=Richard Vernon

3rd= Murray Leitch

Under 14 Results

9th Michael Booth

14th Mirron Webb

16th Edward Roden-Smith

Kenilworth Leon Paul Results

LPJS Kenilworth Results (17/01/2010)

U11 Girls

1st Alex Powell (Pictured)

U11 Boys

13th Jan Rudzki

U13 Boys

8th Mirron Webb

22nd Stanislaw Rudzki

29th Benedict James-Pemberton

U15 Boys

15th Michael Booth

Hannah Rekindles Her Pre-Injury Form

RYF coach Hannah Chenneour came 14th at the recent Senior British National Fencing Championships. A few years go Hannah was ranked in the UK top 10 in Women’s Epee, but a chronic shoulder injury has forced her to miss most of the last 2 seasons. Hannah has lacked in confidence since returning, but her performance at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield showed why she was a member of the Senior British Squad before her injury. Beating the current GB number 3 (Megan Lomas) in the early rounds settled Hannah after a slightly shaky start. She went on to convincingly beat last year’s quarter finalist Hannah Shackleton in the last 32, 15 points to 9.

Her next fight against Ali Evans should have been straight forward, and it started well with Hannah taking an early 6 - 1 lead in the 1st to 15 fight. Evans, who had earlier beaten GB number 13 (Jade Clark), then began a startling recovery scoring hit after hit, running out the eventual winner by 15 - 12.

This result sees Hannah's GB senior ranking rise to 29, moving back towards her rightful place in the top 10.

Goodbye Neil Seager

Redditch Youth Fencing Club is very sad to lose one of their coaches this week.

Neil Seager joined the club as a fencer aged 9, was Club Captain at 17 and then joined the coaching staff at 18. He has taught the basics of fencing to every new pupil who has joined us for the past 2 years.

He is training to become an accountant and now must concentrate on his rapidly approaching exams.

RYFC would like to thank Neil for his hard work and wish him well for the future, you shall be missed.

Results from the Hereford & Worcester Champs

In the Men’s Foil event, Andy Chung (17) and Head Coach, Sam Stockley represented Redditch Youth FC. Sam was undefeated in the early round and was ranked 1st going into the knock-out stages. Andy had a more difficult start but managed to enter the business end of the tournament as 5th seed. Andy met local coach Matt Haynes, from Malvern, in the quarter final. Chung took an early lead putting Haynes in a bad temper for the remainder of the fight. This could have disrupted Andy mentally but he held his nerve to take the fight 15 points to 12 which meant he next faced Stockley in the semi-final. Sam led from start to finish but Chung never let go or gave up and always kept the fight close with Sam running out the winner 15 - 12. Sam then met Dan Robinson (19) from Ross on Wye in the final, despite Dan being ranked 13th in the UK senior foil rankings, he had not once beaten Stockley. This time Robinson’s superior fitness told and he ran out a worthy winner as he beat Stockley for the first time 15 - 11.

Hannah Chenneour won the Women’s Epee event with only a few worrying moments. Local prodigy Elizabeth Powell (14) from Bromsgrove gave Hannah her closest moment leading her 14 – 13 in the first to 15 semi final. Hannah’s experience told as she patiently waited for the right opportunities and took the last 2 hits to knock-out Powell who took the bronze medal for a very creditable 3rd place. In the final Hannah met her county team mate Emma Potter from Stourbridge. After the close semi-final Hannah started like an express train and won the fight 15 – 5 in less than 3 minutes, taking the H&W title for the 1st time.

Harris Qualifies for European Championships

James Harris (19) from Bromsgrove has recently qualified for the British Epee Team at the U20 European Championships. The selection is made using the national under-20 ranking at the end of the season, which finished in July. Harris finished the season ranked 3rd in the UK and therefore qualifies for the 3-man team at the European Championships which take place in Odense, Denmark in October. This follows from his selection at the U20 World Championships which took place in Belfast in April.

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