St Mary's School, Hampstead
Hello everyone! It is our pleasure to introduce ourselves and the amazing sport of fencing to the St Mary’s School community. 2-time European Champion Gabriella Hopka-Varga, Polish Champion Justyna Osmanska and GB World Class fencer Soji Aiyenuro will be both coaching this term. All coaches have extensive experiences and successful results in the exciting world of international fencing and look forward to continue inspiring a new generation of athletes!
ABOUT FENCING: Not only is fencing a beautiful and elegant sport by the nature of it’s movements, it is also a very broad discipline as it teaches your MIND & BODY to work together. One learns to think and move fast. It also challenges your reaction time against your opponent so you learn to make decisions very quickly – otherwise, you get hit! And THAT is an invaluable life skill. The techniques can be taught and learned slowly and methodically, allowing a fencer to develop a good memory and gain patience and perseverance along the way.
BENEFITS OF FENCING: FOCUS • CONFIDENCE • CONCENTRATION • ATHLETICISM • BALANCE • COORDINATION • DEXTERITY • MENTAL STRENGTH • SPORTSMANSHIP
Mondays KS2 (Y3 - Y6): 4.00pm - 5.00pm (September: 9, 16, 23, 30; October: 7, 14; November: 4, 11, 18)
Wednesdays KS1 (Y1 - Y2): 3.45pm - 4.45pm (September 4, 11, 18, 25; October: 2, 9, 16; November: 6, 13, 20)
We have a maximum intake of 16 fencers. This will be on a first come, first served basis. Your child's place will only be confirmed after we have received BOTH registration form and payment. See registration & payment details below.
Provider: Diamond Blade Fencing Club
Venue: Music Hall at St. Mary's School
Attire: Long sleeve shirts, sports leggings/trousers, trainers with socks; bring a full water bottle
Monday Coach: Soji Aiyenuro and Gabriella Hopka-Varga
Wednesday Coach: Gabriella Hopka-Varga and Justyna Osmanska
Head Coach: Gabriella Hopka-Varga
Club Welfare Officer: Sheryl Chiu-Sosnov
Payment: PayPal or BACS (Direct Bank Transfer)
Cost: £180/Summer term
Account number: 31840620
Sort Code: 60-12-13
Reference: St Mary's + Surname