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Whether you are a regular member, a visitor, or a guest for a match, please ensure you book into every session via our sign-in portal.
Booking opens mid morning each Friday for the next Monday and Thursday session.
NB: If you have not booked a place for the evening, you may not be able to fence at that session.
If you have to cancel, please visit the same page to let us know.
To sign in, you must have an up to date British Fencing membership.

Training schedule

Monday : 8:15pm to 10:00pm

We have extended our trial of Mondays through to December 2022. If there continues to be enough interest, we will look to making this a permanent session.
Due to limited space, max 24 fencers can train.
Free fencing only (so no lessons or group warm-up)

Thursday : 8:00pm to 10:00pm

We usually have space for more than 40 fencers between 6 pistes, beginners' classes, and 1-to-1 lessons.
The evening starts with a group warm-up and footwork session.
Our training schedule covers all aspects of our fencers' development.
Epee Night on the 3rd week of the month, including specialsit Eppe coaching from Lajos Fazekas and at least one garuanteed epee piste, with 1-2-1 epee lessons available.

For those with an interest in competitive fencing, SAFC is proud to run the 3 Counties League, and we run informal competition nights throughout the year.
We also hold regular social events to welcome beginners and build long lasting friendships within the fencing community.

Fees

We offer flexible training fees to accommodate all fencers. Reduced rates are available when paying quarterly or monthly. Quarterly payments are due on 1 Jan, 1 April, 1 July, 1 Oct. Quarterly and monthly fees must be paid on the 1st of the respective calendar month.
Concessions are also available for juniors (under 18) and full time students.
Please contact us if you need the bank account details.

From 1 Apr 2022 Quarterly Monthly Nightly
Thursday Seniors £90 £30 £12
Juniors* / students £78 £26 £8
Monday £5 per night **

(* Juniors = 14 to 17 yrs old)
(** For the duration of our Monday night trial, now extended until Dec 2022. For all fencers, whether you pay for Thursdays as monthly, quaterly or nightly.)

Any existing club member who introduces a friend or family member to the club for a beginner's course will recieve a £10 discount on their next quarterly fees. (Speak to a Committee member if you are able to do this.)

Coaching Team

Regular training is the key to development and our highly experienced coaching tream focusses on core skills that benefit fencers in the salle, at competition and in day to day life.

  • Improving physical finess
  • Boosting stamina
  • Increasing co-ordination
  • Enhancing mental agility
  • Developing tactical awareness
Head Coach • Foil (L5) Sabre and Epee (L5) • Maitre D'Escrime (BAF) • Chairman of HFA • 16 years experience • Professional magician
Level 4 Epee coach • Sabre & Modern Pentathlon Coach
Over 15yrs fencing experience • Level 1 Foil coach • Professional musician