Munster Blades Fencing Club has been presented with a cheque for €215 from the Tesco Community fund. This kind donation will be put towards new signalling equipment. Electronic signalling equipment is an important training aid for fencers as it provides immediate feedback on hit accuracy and point placement technique. A wireless signalling box costs €1000 and is used by two fencers when they train or spar against each other. The club is looking to purchase 5 boxes in order to double the number of fencers who can use signalling equipment at any one time.
“Thanks to the publicity from initiatives like the Tesco Community Fund, club membership has grown in the last 6 months and we need additional equipment to facilitate new members.” remarked Coach Patrick Dight. “We are also providing lessons in schools from September as part of the Irish Interschool fencing Programme, and signalling equipment will be used to support competitions between schools.”
The Tesco Community Fund was set up in 2014 and it donates €1million annually to local good causes in the communities around each of its 14o+ stores throughout Ireland.
Thank you to the shoppers in Tesco who put their tokens towards our fencing club!