Doug Facer began his fencing career in Northampton in 1949 before moving away from the area in 1952. During this time he continued to fence and upon his return to Northampton in 1962 he rejoined the club. In 1980 he was elected President of the club and remained the figurehead for the next 21 years, standing down as president a few months before he passed away. In 1982 he qualified as a foil coach for the club, progressing to county coach level in 1993. Many coaches came and went over the years, however for 20 years Doug was instrumental in introducing beginners to the sport. After he died in 2001, the club felt it was fitting to hold an annual foil competition, with the trophy dedicated to Doug's memory, the monies raised during the competition going to his chosen charity, Cystic Fibrosis.
Doug Facer Memorial Foil 2019
Date:Thu, 18/07/2019 - 19:15 to 21:45
Event Type:Club Competitions
Check-in closes at 19:15 for a 19:30 start.
The closing date for this competition is 16/07/2019. No entries will be accepted on the day.
The Annual Charity Epee Competition, open to anyone who is at least 13 years old and who can attend on these two consecutive club nights.
You must have electric kit.
Pitsford Road Site Sports Hall (Gate 4)
Use the map to navigate to Gate 4. The photo below shows you what you will see when you get there.
From there, follow these directions to get to the venue:
- Go through Gate 4.
- At the T-junction, turn left.
- Take the next left, then the next right. Head to the far end of the car park.
- The venue is in the building opposite.