Weekly Clubs

Tuesday

Venue: Sports Hall, Woodlands Community College, Minstead Avenue, Southampton, SO18 5FX

Juniors: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Session running from 20th April 2021 with COVID-19 precautions in place.

Our friendly session at Woodlands is dedicated to junior fencers. This slightly longer session is ideal for our more experienced junior fencers, with plenty of time for fitness, sparring and coaching. We are also pleased to welcome beginners to learn alongside our more experienced members. We are in the large, modern sports hall with excellent floor and lighting.

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Friday

Venue: Sports Hall, Places Leisure Eastleigh, Passfield Ave, Eastleigh SO50 9NL

Juniors: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adults: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Session running from 3rd September 2021 with COVID-19 precautions in place.

Welcome to our brand new session at Places Leisure! We have two badminton courts in the sports hall at this beautiful leisure centre with cutting edge facilities. Juniors finish at 7:30pm, so the rest of the evening is dedicated to adult coaching, with group and individual lessons, so this is perfect place for adult beginners to start their fencing journey.

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Club Locations

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Adult Fencing

Join us!

Whether you are a first time fencer or a seasoned veteran, we will make you feel welcome!

Experienced, intermediate, or competitive fencers with their own equipment are welcome to join either of adult training sessions. If you are new to the area or returning to fencing after a break from the sport, we will welcome you to the club. If you are already a member of another fencing club then we offer two sessions a week that you can use to supplemet your training.

Beginners

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You will be introduced to fencing, the equipment and the rules, taught some basic moves, and get a chance to try the sharp end of the sport with some real life sparring in every session. Adult beginners learn at our regular Friday evening training sessions alongside our more experienced members.

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.

Our adult sessions are aimed at adults and older teenagers. Children below the age of 14 are better suited to our junior classes.

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 internationally 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.

What's involved?

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.

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.