Kendo: End of an era

With some sadness I have to report that Kendo will no longer be practiced at the Clive Berghoffer Recreation Centre from 2017. 

Kendo has been held at the CBRC since 2007, first as a "Taste Tester" recreation program sponsored by the Student Guild, then regular afternoon training from 2008 onwards. 

Unfortunately, the Guild is reprioritising its space and restructuring its fees. While Kendo is not affected space-wise, the rise in court hire costs from $15 per hour to $48.40 per hour have effectively priced us out of continuing to use the facility. 

The last date that we will be holding kendo at the CBRC will be Monday 12 December. I hope that we can send out our last training session there with a bang, and I encourage as many of you as possibly to come and participate (whether or not you practice kendo) .

The BBRD committee is currently examining a range of options for securing a suitable space to continue training. We will decamp to the MEAC over the summer school holidays, and have something sorted by February next year.