2016/17 Club Members
Fencing Competition 2012
Fencing BUCS Championships 2012University of Birmingham Sport Fencing club compete in the BUCS Championships 2012
University of Birmingham Fencing Club is a friendly club that welcomes people from all abilities. Whether you are a complete beginner or have been fencing for many years, we offer training and competitions for all 3 weapons: épée, Foil and Sabre. We also supply kit as part of our membership or you can bring along your own.
We have many different training opportunities available, such as group and one-to-one lessons as well as free fencing time.
The club has close links to Birmingham Fencing Club, with some training alongside them, giving us access to their best resources and fencers.
How to get into Fencing
Membership fee – £125
Complete beginner, intermediate to potential Olympian, the University of Birmingham Fencing Club can cater for you. The Fencing club is a warm, vibrant community accepting anyone and everyone into our ranks. Whether you want to fence recreationally as social sport, want to try out for our teams and represent the University, or try something new, we are the club for you. On Mondays, our coaches introduce beginners to the basic concepts of fencing and the different styles/weapons, as well as providing a space for the more advanced fencers to brush up on their skills by fencing one another. On Tuesdays, we team up with Birmingham Fencing Club, to give our advanced fencers more opponents to choose from and access to more weapon specialist coaches. Come and try the sport for the first two weeks of Autumn Term, and experience a new sport, or keep doing the sport you love!
Teams and where they compete:
Men’s 1st – Midlands 1A
Men’s 2nd – Midlands 2B
Women’s 1st – Midlands 1A
Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies. This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.
Taster session and/or trial information will be available soon.
It’s exercise, but with swords!
3 skills this sport will give you:
Training times & venues
Monday 7.30pm – 9.30pm – Slater hall
Tuesday 7pm – 9pm – Munrow Sports Arena 3
Successes and Achievements
Beginner competition – Warwick Novices, placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Medallist in the BUCS Individual Foil Competition
Regular, experienced coaches in all weapons.
Over 50 members in the 2018-2019 Academic Year.
Partnered with Birmingham Fencing Club, which itself has run at the University since its creation (almost 100 years!)
President: Sammy Farnfield