Open Air 2018


Registration is now open for the 2018 Open Air Competition! 

The 2018 Open Air competition will be held on Sunday 2nd September at our usual venue, Marlborough School, St. Albans. Registration is now open via our website.

Every year, many of you await this event with impatience. Fencing and BBQ is a perfect mix (aren’t we fencing with skewers?), so come join us on the 2nd of September for a pool unique, all day fencing, and some great food.

You can find more information as well as previous years’ results on the Open Air page or directly reserve your spot in the competition here.

Let the competition begin!


Lots of Competitive News: Ranking Leaderboard and Ealing Novices Competition! 

For those of you who have attended practice recently, you will know we launched the club leaderboard 4 weeks ago.

It has proven a great success, with a total of 95 ranking bouts fought.

Below is the current top 10. The full leaderboard and the rules can be found here.


London Region Novices Competition

On Sunday 9th July, Melanie, Alex, and Jake all took part in the novice competition in Ealing.

After some intense semifinals, Melanie and Jake finished 3rd in their respective categories. Alex didn’t end up far behind and put up a great fight in the quarterfinals! Well done!


Stay tuned for more information coming up about the Open Air competition on September 2nd!

Sabre night, Intermediate course and 3 Counties match


Sabre night
There will be a dedicated sabre piste for sabreurs this week. And Jon Daley, our Level 4 sabre coach, will be available for 1-2-1 lessons.

Intermediate course
Following on from the Beginners’ Course, our next Intermediate class starts straight after the warm-up.
This is FREE to anyone signed up for quarterly fees or £5 (+ guest fee) otherwise.

3 Counties match
We are also at home to Hitchin this week and are currently ranked 1= in the table. If you are available to represent SAFC, let James Bryant know.

Chairman’s BBQ
And finally, a date for your diary: the Chairman’s BBQ will be held in St Albans on 1st July. Further details to follow.

Open as usual


Some of you may have seen a calendar note that the club was going to be closed this week. It’s NOT true. We are fencing 12th April. See you there.