FENCING: Proud custodians of fair play and respect
The Custodians Fencing Club based in Spalding has celebrated its 25th anniversary.
The club - founded by coach Andrew Bayston - is looking for new members to swell its ranks, aiming to keep this traditional Olympic sport alive in the area.
Fencing was introduced to the Castle Sports Complex in an initiative led by Bayston, The British Fencing Association and the Sports Council.
He said: “The aim was to target areas in the country that traditionally had no
representation in certain target sports, of which fencing was one.
“The aim was not just for people to try a new sport, but to help create the formation of new clubs to keep the sport alive.
“Today the Custodians Fencing Club is a social club that prides itself on the ethics of fair play and respect for opponents.
“Its policy is still to run the club at a minimum and competitive price so that no one should feel excluded by cost.
“The club is a non-profit organisation, solely run by volunteers with all funds
being ploughed back into buying equipment for use of all its members.
“Outside of athletics, fencing is one of the original sports that has been represented at all of the modern day Olympic Games.
“The club has a junior section which is suitable for the age range seven to 14 and a cadet and senior section 15 upwards.
“Over the years our eldest members have been 84 years young, so the sport is open to any age.
“Fencing is a great way to keep fit both physically and mentally and is suitable for everyone.”
Classes run at the Castle Sports Complex on Friday evenings.
Anyone is interested in trial sessions can email BlademasterGBR@aol.com