Youngsters can join our junior clubs from the age of eight.
Our fun and inclusive classes are structured around three elements: sparring, group lessons and peer learning.
Junior beginners are introduced to the basics of the sport, with an emphasis on safety, etiquette and good technique - and having fun, of course!
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.
From the age of 10, junior fencers who have worked hard to gain enough experience will be invited to represent the club at competitions as part of our Junior Squad.
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.
Junior members are only allowed to fence in competitions outside the club as part of our Junior Squad.
Please note: we do not offer one-off taster sessions.
This is because it takes several sessions to acquire the basic skills and find out whether you will enjoy the sport.
New arrivals also take up more coaching time, so it is unfair on existing members to have people coming to just ‘give it a go’.
Our younger members attending junior classes with us are not allowed to train with other fencing clubs.
This is because the approach of other clubs is likely to be quite different, which may cause confusion to young fencers and hinder their devlopment in the sport.
Similarly, we do not accept visiting junior fencers from other clubs.