Club Sessions

Our club sessions run on Monday nights in Mayfield School (please note, junior and senior sessions take place in separate rooms). Our calendar follows the school opening dates, which can be found here; though there are occasional exceptions which will be announced via our mailing list and social media accounts.

COVID19

Please note that we still have some adjustments for COVID19 in effect; in particular, all sessions must be booked in advance using Playwaze. The full information can be found here.

Juniors

Children from 8-15 can fence in the Junior session, which runs from 6:30-7:30pm in the main hall. Our junior members are taught sabre by Andrew Norris.

Seniors

Our senior session caters for all three weapons, for ages 13 and up (if under 16, the junior session is recommended unless the fencer is experienced and confident – please check with the coach if you are unsure). This session is from 7pm-9pm in the sports hall. Beginner classes for foil are run by Gordon Daniels, and coaching in other weapons is also available.

What should I bring?

Beginners only need indoor sports clothing and a bottle of water. Wear shoes with non-marking soles, and long sports trousers (not shorts). The club maintains the specialist equipment required in a range of sizes for beginners to borrow.

We expect long-term fencers to purchase their own kit once they decide to commit to the sport. We are happy to provide advice on what to look for when buying your own equipment.

Required membership

It is now a requirement to be a member of British Fencing. A free trial membership is available for new starters, which lasts for 90 days. Registration and information on all the available types of membership can be found on the British Fencing website. If you need any clarification, please send us an email or ask during the session, and we will be happy to help you identify the correct choice.

Fees

Club fees are payable by standing order, or as cash on the night.

Juniors and full time students:

  • £15 / month standing order, or
  • £5 per session

Seniors:

  • £15 / month standing order, or
  • £7 per session

You may attend the first session for free. We prefer to take on-the-night payments as cash, and if you are paying monthly it must be by standing order. The details are as follows:

Account: 01789294

Sort code: 30-96-11

We would prefer standing orders to be made on the 5th of each month. If you are setting the standing order up for someone other than yourself (e.g. you are paying for your child), please include the name of the fencer in the payment reference field.

Please note that fees will be increasing from 1st January 2022. The new prices will be £20 / £7 (Juniors/Students) and £20 / 10 (Seniors).