Signing in

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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.
To sign in, you must have an up to date British Fencing membership.

Training schedule

Monday : 8:15pm to 10:00pm

We are running a trial session on Mondays through May to July. If there is enough interest, we will look to making this a permanent session.
Due to limited space, max 18 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.
NB: During May and June, there is limited space for some sessions, and numbers will be restricted to max 18 so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Check the news feed for details

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 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
Seniors £90 £30 £12
Juniors / students £78 £26 £8

(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