Signing in

To aid in compliance with British Fencing's COVID-19 guidance, various changes to our usual sign-in procedures have been necessary.
As the situation is regularly being updated, please be aware that this information may be subject to change and this may happen at short notice.

Until further notice, it is necessary to book attendance at any SAFC event in advance.
Booking will be available via our sign-in webpage which opens at 09.00 each Monday and closes at 20:00 on Thursday of the respective week.
NB: If you have not booked a place for the evening, you will NOT be able to fence that session.
Sessions will start at 20.00 and fencing must finish strictly by 22:00, to allow adequate time to tidy up.

To sign in you must have an up to date British Fencing membership number and complete the health questionnaire.

Training schedule

Our training schedule covers all aspects of our fencers' development.
Focussed training evenings feature dedicated pistes for the respective weapons. In a typical month:
Wk1 : Sabre night - minimum one sabre piste, with 1-2-1 sabre lessons available from Tony Middleton
Wk2: Foil  / all weapons, with 1-2-1 lessons available in any weapon
Wk3: Epee night - minimum one epee piste, with 1-2-1 epee lessons available from Lajos Fazekas
Wk4: Foil / all weapons, with 1-2-1 lessons available in any weapon

For those with an interest in competitive fencing, SAFC is proud to run the 3 Counties League, and an informal ladder league runs on training nights throughout the year. (Please note, the ladder has been suspended whilst COVID is still a consideration.)
We also hold regular social events to welcome beginners and build long lasting friendships within the fencing community.



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.

Quarterly Monthly Nightly
Seniors £75 £25 £10
Juniors / students £65 £22 £7

(Juniors = 14 to 17 yrs old)

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