Month: December 2015

New Beginner Class for 2016

We currently run beginner classes from 6.30-7.30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but we are getting pretty busy on these nights, so we are extending our beginner classes to include a Monday night from 6.30pm.  You can still come along on any night and you’ll receive the warmest of welcomes and feel well looked after.

We supply all the equipment you will need, but you will need to turn up wearing tracksuit bottoms or similar, a t-shirt and flat indoor shoes.

Your first session is free and if you like us and want to become a member, we offer some incredibly low membership fees.  For example, £20 a month for two sessions a week!

The new beginner class starts on Monday 11th January 2016, 6.30pm.

Book your places now, or if you need more detail, get in touch via email:  coach@salleossian.com

2015 Review – Our First Year.

January

A huge effort from the club members, mums and dads to get the club’s new premises painted and decorated and fit for purpose.

Jess Corby is 2nd in the Camden Cadet International, narrowly losing to Europe’s no.1 in the final.  She goes on to take gold in the team event.

Jess Corby and Kate Daykin selected to represent GB at the European Championships.

February

First night training at the new Salle.

Jess Corby takes silver at the British Cadet Championships.

Salle Ossian boys top the Youth Development Series table at under 12, under 14 and under 17.

March

Salle Ossian named as Perthshire Sports Club of the Year.

Salle Ossian ladies take gold, silver and bronze at the Edinburgh Open.

April

Salle Ossian win the Youth Development Series.

May

Rory McLellan and Mark Alvarez, silver medallists at the British Youth Championships.

Toby Carter is 2nd at the Scottish Intermediates.

June

Official opening of the Salle by the Lady Provost and attended by local MP’s, sports development, schools and Scottish Fencing.

Salle Ossian boys take 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the Leon Paul Junior Series.

Salle Ossian take gold in every category at the Scottish U20, U17 and U12 events, both boys and girls.

July

Mark Alvarez, Toby Carter, Jess Corby, Kate Daykin, Megan Gouw, SJ Hampson, Ethan Llewellyn and Sam McLellan selected for the Commonwealth Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships in Cape Town, South Africa.

Jess Corby becomes the first woman ever to hold Commonwealth gold medals at senior, junior and cadet in the same year.

It’s GOLD for Scotland and for Salle Ossian in the women’s sabre team event at the Junior Commonwealths.

September

Jess Corby is the 2015 UK School Games Champion.

October

Jess Corby wins the Hamlet Open.

Kate Daykin wins the Hamlet Open team event.

Mark Alvarez, Jess Corby, Kate Daykin, SJ Hampson and Sam McLellan called up for GB international teams.

November

Salle Ossian boys take 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the M8 Open.

SJ Hampson wins the M8 Open.

Elsie Llewellyn, Mel Davy-Ericsson, Ethan Llewellyn, Jagoda Marzejewska, Sam McLellan and Sam Freeman are Scottish Secondary Schools Champions.

December

Ethan Llewellyn is selected for GB cadet international.

Kate Daykin and SJ Hampson selected for 2016 European Junior Championships.

Hit Like a Girl

Salle Ossian will shortly be launching it’s “Hit Like a Girl” programme around Perthshire Schools.  Commonwealth Gold medallists Sarah-Jane Hampson and Jess Corby will be visiting schools to introduce girls and boys to the Olympic sport of fencing.

Salle Ossian Head Coach, Prof. Phil Carson says, “Fencing is the fastest of the Olympic sports and when you get hit by these women athletes – you stay hit!  Fencing teaches a high level of physical literacy, control and balance and is ideal for both boys and girls to learn together.  But it is fundamentally a fight, you get to hit each other a lot”.

Working together with Perth and Kinross Council, Perthshire Schools and Live Active teams around the county, our Commonwealth Champions will be taking their skills, athleticism and enthusiasm to get kids active and participating in this great sport.

Salle Ossian are also running introductory courses in Perth, beginning Monday 11th January 2016.

Contact coach@salleossian.com for more details.

Scottish Secondary Schools Championships 2015

Many congratulations to the Salle Ossian fencers who represented their schools at this event.  The 2015 champions are as follows:

Under 18 Girls

Mel Davy-Ericsson, Strathallan School

Under 14 Girls

Elsie Llewellyn, Breadalbane Academy

Under 18 Boys

Ethan Llewellyn, Breadalbane Academy

Under 16 Boys

Sam Mclellan, Perth High School

Under 14 Boys

Sam Freeman, Kinross High School