CUFC has started the new academic year in impressive style with our novices dominating at the national Leon Paul Novice Competition last Saturday and in the process comfirming something we suspected all along - we have one of the best beginners' programmes in the country. The results were as follows:
Congratulations to everyone who fenced and thanks to Dan Summerbell for coaching. Dan's full match report can be read here.
The committee for 2015-2016 is as follows:
Co-option for the Men's and Women's Seconds Captains will take place at the beginning of next term.
The applications for the 2015-2016 committee are as follows (contested positions listed in alphabetical order of surname):
Social Secretary and Beginners' Secretary will be co-opted by the new committee. Manifestos can be seen by clicking the names above
Voting will open midday Sunday 19th April and close midday Wednesday 22nd April and will be done via CUSU's online voting system. A link to the voting page will be sent round by email on the morning of the 18th to allow people to check that they are on the register before the voting opens. Access to this system requires Raven login details, so for those members of the club who do not have a CRSid voting will be done via email during the same time frame.
Please note that only those members who have no outstanding debts to the club of more than two weeks duration as of midnight on Friday the 17th April are eligible to vote. This will not include the annual dinner. An email will be sent out in the next few days detailing how much you owe the club. If you have any questions about this or will find it difficult to clear any debt to club in time please email me. As mentioned previously only those members of the club who have fenced for the men's 1st or 2nd team for Varsity this year are eligible to vote for Men's Captain and similarly for Women's Captain.
We’re going to be running a second beginners course this term for everyone who didn’t get a chance to join at the start of the year. The sessions will run on Saturdays from 12:30-14:25 at the University Sports Centre, with the first session on the 17th January.
This session will be run concurrently with (but separate from) our on-going beginners course and at an accelerated pace, so that both groups will be in roughly the same place by the start of next term. Because of this we ask that you make sure you will be able to attend the vast majority of the sessions (and definitely the first two) as it will be difficult to catch up missed sessions.
What to wear: Please make sure you wear clothes you can move freely in. Specifically, we require that you wear trainers and long trousers/leggings. The club will provide all other necessary equipment.
Payment: The first session is free and after that the course will cost £30 for the term or £40 for both Lent and Easter.
For any further details please contact our beginners’ secretary Tom Harvey.
Congratulations to Matt Fitton and Richard Morris, who finished 1st and 3rd respectively at the Cambridge Winter Tournament this weekend.
Congratulations to Tobba Ágústsdóttir who has qualified for sabre for the European Games in Baku in 2015.
The 2014-2015 BUCS season has started well for CUFC. The men’s 1st team had a very successful weekend tournament in Bath, losing their first match to UCL by the narrow margin of four points they then went on to win their remaining four matches, including defeating Oxford 130-121 and getting their revenge by winning their second match against UCL 135-105.
The women’s 2nd team have maintained the previous year’s winning streak, defeating their counterparts at Oxford 113-98 and Warwick 1sts 126-80 at a tournament in Leicester (link to match report). They also easily defeated UEA 1sts to progress to the last 16 of the Women’s Trophy (link to match report).
The men’s 2nd team have had a slightly more mixed start to the season, having struggled to get together a team for their Wednesday afternoon away matches. However, they have won three out of their four home matches including a very tense match against UCL 2nds, which ended 116-115 and saw Cambridge through to the last 16 of the Men’s Trophy.