Joining the Club

Join us!

Sign-up for your six week trial at a cost of just £42.00!

Youngsters can join our junior clubs from the age of eight. First time fencers initially join us for a six week trial to learn the basics and get a feel for the sport. Simply click on "sign-up" below to download the application form, then return it to us along with your payment to reserve your place. After the six week trial, payment switches to a monthly standing order. Please see our Club Fees page for full details.

All fencing equipment is provided at no extra cost!
If you do not yet have your own kit then please wear long tracksuit trousers, trainers, and bring a bottle of water with you.

FREE membership of British Fencing is available for beginners!
"Introduction" membership is a free 90-day package that will give you insurance cover whilst fencing. It is club policy that everybody fencing with us must be a member of British Fencing. We recommend you sign-up before your first session. Click here to find out more.

Junior fencers can join any one of our club nights at any time of the year, so long as there is space. We run junior classes on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings.

Junior Fencing
Class

Fun and Friendly Classes

We work hard to offer a fun environment for our young members. More experienced fencers are encouraged to help beginners and younger fencers. We place a strong emphasis on sportsmanship and working together. Peer learning is fundamental to our approach.

Demo

Structured Training

Our junior fencers always have something to aim for, working towards nationally recognised fencing proficiency awards. We provide a series of exercise books to help children learn everything about the sport, from basic rules and safety to competition etiquette and tactics.

Sparring

100% Real Fencing

At all our classes we offer 100% real fencing, just like you see in the Olympic Games! Youngsters learn real fencing skills just like our adult members. They are given plenty of time to test out what they have learned, with sparring opportunities at every session.

Junior Squad

Join our squad!

Learn sportsmanship and build character competing with the Southampton Epee Club's Junior Squad.

Junior Squad

When they are old enough, junior fencers who have worked hard to gain enough experience will be invited to join our Junior Squad and represent the club at competitions. The Junior Squad attends competitions as a group, supporting each other. We focus on participation and learning, building the strength of character they will need later if they wish to participate in adult competitions.

Fencers receive coaching support at every nominated event, as well as individual lessons (approx. once a month) as part of their squad membership.

Requirements

To be allowed to join the Junior Squad, junior members must:

  • want to participate in competitions
  • attend regular training sessions (at least once every week)
  • have passed Southampton Epee Club's Introductory Proficiency Award
  • be at least 10 years old (U11 is the youngest age group we enter)
  • own their own equipment
  • own a Southampton Epee Club jacket
  • be a member of British Fencing ("Compete" level)