31st May 2011
Tickets for the European Fencing Championship 2011 have been now gone on sale. The event is being held in Sheffield and it will be the first international fencing event held in the UK which incorporates both able-bodied and wheelchair fencing.
Tickets can be purchased via links on both the British Fencing website (www.britishfencing.com) and Championship website (www.eurofencing2011.com) or directly via http://www.arenaticketshop.co.uk/whats-on/european-fencing-championships/. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone by calling the box office on 0114 256 56 56.
The event will take place at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield 13 - 19 July and will provide a vital opportunity for Europe’s elite fencers to compete in Great Britain ahead of next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.
A full schedule of events is available on www.eurofencing2011.com.
Event Director, John Timms, said “With the 2012 Games just around the corner the European Fencing Championships, incorporating the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Championships, will offer people an opportunity to watch firsthand a sport that they might not otherwise see. We hope to give these people a good understanding of the sport close-up with
a programme which explains the rules and introduces the GB team plus other top European fencers.”
Access to the first day of competition will be free of charge as will access to the Qualifying Halls for every day of the event. For the remainder of the event tickets (which will provide access to all qualifying rounds and the Final) will be sold at only £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (aged 17 and under, Full Time students, over 65′s). Group booking discounts are available for groups of 15 or more by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0114 257 1992.
Commenting on this, CEO of British Fencing, Piers Martin, said “The Championships are just over a month away now and progress has been great. With the tickets going on sale at such an affordable price, this event offers everyone access to fencing of the highest standard. I’m particularly keen for home support to give our GB fencers a taste of the atmosphere that they will experience at the 2012 Games.”