You heard me right, Leicester Fencing Club are going to be in it to win it this summer with an ambitious world record attempt!
Sunday 14th August we are going to set up an Olympic-style Piste (courtesy of Leon Paul) in the café of Leicester’s Curve Theatre, from there we will be breaking the world record officially called: MOST PARTICIPANTS IN A TEAM FENCING EXHIBITION MATCH.
Now this is where you come in, if you’re aged 13+ as of Aug 14 and have passed at least grade one you can be part of one of the teams attempting this record. We need fencers of all disciplines and skill levels to fill spots on each team, we’re looking for a minimum of 60 fencers to compete! If you think you might fancy a go drop us a message below and we will be in touch with a full application pack soon. *Please note you would need to be a full member of the BFA or similar in order to participate.
We’re not just looking for current LFC Members, we want to spread the word around the Midlands (or even beyond) to get involved, please share this blog with everyone you know who might be interested; fencer, coach/referee or volunteer people wranglers.
We are also fundraising via Just Giving to help to cover the costs of running this event (all participants are providing their time & expertise as volunteers) but also we would like to be able to provide some more funding for club kit to aid our fencers in both training and some more competition ready clothing. Click here to donate.
If we hit our goal (both for the record and the funding) we will also donate a chunk of the proceeds to a local charity of our choice.
Please do drop us a line below (or email David at: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Addition July 2nd: We apologise we have faced some issues with our email overnight on July 1st, if you filled out the contact form below we may not have received your submission, please could you resubmit your form,thank you.
Addition July 10th: Due to a slight format change it looks like the record should only take 12 hours so we will only be completing this on August 14th, we’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause people who wished to participate on the other days.
Update July 17th: Invitation emails are being sent out this evening, it’s not too late to apply for an invite, please fill the form out below and we will get back to you asap. Applications will be open until July 29th.