SAFC – 1st Thursday = Epee night, plus news and up-coming events

This week: Epee night

This week will be an Epee night, so as well as the foil pistes, we will have at least one piste dedicated to Epee.

Open Air Competition: 10th September

The Open Air will be held at the tennis courts at Marlborough School as previously. Despite valiant efforts to find a different location, we have drawn a blank. My first Open Air was last year and it was a great day of fencing and hanging-out, with a very relaxed and happy atmosphere. Sort of a summer celebration with some ( a lot of!) competitive fencing thrown in! More details and flyers etc. to follow shortly.

Summer Fencing

We will be fencing throughout the school summer holidays, apart from the 24th August. Per session costs are slashed to £5 per night!

Other clubs will also be open as follows:

Dacorum Fencing Club:

Location: Hemel Hempstead Sportspace


Monday evening at 7-9 pm Epee
Tuesday morning 10-12 sabre, Epee
Friday evening 6-7 pm Family Fencing / 7-8 pm Women’s​ Sabre

Watford Fencing Club:

WFC offer Free fencing in August

Location: Nuffield Health Fitness Club, Royal Masonic School for Girls.

When: Wednesday: 8pm to 10pm

Eastern Region events

We have two competitions in the Eastern Region coming up soon.


The Great Yarmouth Invitation Foil is on Sunday the 20th August. This is a friendly foil competition and would recommend for those who wish to get involved in competition fencing. To register contact Robert:


We have one of the biggest events in our region the Essex Open on the 9th & 10th Sept at Colchester. This is recommended for all competitive fencers. Registration is here:


  • Committee meeting 7th August. If you have anything to raise/questions please contact Giles.
  • St Albans City Station promotion on 10th August and 17th August.
  • Club closed on 24th August.
  • Beginners course starts 7th September.
  • Three Counties Competition: Hitchin at home on 7th September.
  • World Fencing Day on 9th September.
  • Open Air Competition on 10th September.

Hoping you have a fab week!