Vale Fencing Club
The Vale Resort,
Hensol Park, Hensol.
Vale of Glamorgan.
Prior Booking is essential with the Vale resort reception:
Lyn Robinson at
or come for a "taster Session".
Chair: Lyn Robinson
Welfare Officers: Lynne Schoen & Richard Carbis
Secretary: Mike Robinson
Congratulations to all the Vale Club members who competed in the GB LPJS Foil & Epee series of events in 2017 and acheived some very creditable end of year rankings.
Congratulations to Amelie Russell and Cai Eastwood on their selections for the U13 Welsh "Challenge Wrateslava" Squad for epee. We wish them every success at the event in March.
Congratulations to Matt Russell on his recent Sabre coaching qualification, please welcome Matt to the coaching team as our Sabre coach.
PBT at www.pbt-uk.com
The Fencing Shop at
The club meets, with the exception of the Christmas holiday, and the occasional Saturday, of which members are given advance warning, throughout the year. Students can train at any of the three fencing disciplines:
The club is affiliated to British Fencing and Welsh Fencing.
Vale Fencing club accepts children from the age of 8 years.
Vale fencing club provides all the essential kit for new members to begin the sport, complying to British Fencing regulations and safety standards, we do ask that members will eventually begin to purchase their own kit.
In addition to providing fencing as a social activity, we actively encourage our fencers to participate in the Welsh Fencing locally organised closed youth and senior competitions as a start to competative fencing; some of our members then venture onto the British Fencing circuit, having success in the Leon Paul Junior Series (LPJS), the Elite Epee events and British Fencing Cadet, Junior, Senior and Veteran events.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STATEMENT
Vale Fencing Club is not required by Law to have a Data Protection Officer (DPO) however we have a Data Protection working group to ensure the guidelines of the GDPR are upheld. Contact details are set out in the ‘Contact us’ section at the end of this privacy notice.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
When you become a member of the Vale Fencing Club, join a beginners group we collect the following information on a paper (hard copy) membership form:
If you are aged under 18 we will ask your parent, carer or guardian for this information.
In completing a membership form you are consenting to us using the information provided for the following….
HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
We may use your personal information that you provide to us for a number of purposes, including:
ARE YOUR DETAILS SAFE?
WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS?
Please feel free to ask us about the information we have about you or to change and update you details as necessary.
You are able to ask us:
How your details are being used.
To provide a copy of all details we hold about you (or just to have a look at it).
To delete all your information (unless we have good reason not to!).
To stop using your details in a certain way.
*Please don’t forget to also check out our photography and videoing policy*
If you have any questions please get in touch
Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
GDPR Working Party
Lyn Robinson David Rees Mike Robinson
The Club meets for training every Saturday morning:
09.45 am to 11.00 am youth and those wishing to try the sport for the first time.
09.45 am to 11.30am Intermediate youth & Adult.
If you would like to attend for a "taster session" please book via the Vale sports reception, we will then discuss your requirements at the session.
All equipment is provided for this session. However, please wear long jogging bottoms and trainers.
Prior booking with the Vale resort sport reception is essential as spaces are limited: Please pre-book one week in advance on 01443 667800
The Vale Resort,
Hensol Park, Hensol.
Vale of Glamorgan.
Car Parking, changing facilities and showers available
Other on-site include hotel, function rooms, spa, golf range, fitness suite, restaurant and bars.
The Vale Resort, which hosts the Vale fencing club currently charge £3 per session, which is payable on entry to the Vale Sports complex on arrival, please check in at reception.
For Health & Safety, Welfare and Fire regulations an attendance register is taken at every session.
Please see futher details on membership on the "About us" section.
All our coaches are BF/BFA Qualified, have current Enhanced DBS checks (Previously CRB), First Aid certificates, Sports Wales Safeguarding & Protecting certificates and are on the current British Fencing coaches register.
Coaches attend regular coaching courses to improve their own professional development.
Fencers, parents and coaches all adhere to the British Fencing Code of Conduct.
Premises are regularly inspected to ensure they meet Health & Safety guidelines and recommendations.
Vale Fencing club has very strong ties with other clubs and regularly advise our fencers to continue extra training/sparring with their youth and adult sections.
We actively encourage our youth to attend the Welsh Fencing organised "Youth Development" sessions.
Full details of other clubs are available on the Welsh Fencing website: www. welshfencing.org
Welfare and Safeguarding:
The Vale Club Welfare and Safeguarding officers are Lynne Schoen and Richard Carbis- they attend all Vale training sessions.
They hold current Enhanced DBS checks (Formally CRB), Sports Wales Safeguading and Protecting certificates and have undergone British Fencing Welfare and Safeguarding training
The Vale club has adopted and adapted the BF Policies and Guidance for Clubs as well as Safeguarding policies as to our specific needs.
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR 5/18), the club adheres to the updated Data protection regulations.
Our policies and Code of conduct are available from the Vale Resort Duty manager.
A typical training session follows this structure pattern:
Warm-up and general fitness, through specific games focussing on improving core strength and stamina.
Group lessons geared to the individual weapon characteristics.
Individual lessons, focussing on improving individual knowledge, understanding, techniques and tactical applications of each weapon.
Individual sparring on or off the electrical scoring appartus.