Welcome to Worthing Fencing Club
Our club is open for complete beginners to experienced fencers. We offer training in épée, which is one of the three weapons used in modern fencing (and the weapon used in the Modern Olympic Pentathlon). The club provides equipment and lessons, and electronic pistes for more experienced fencers to use.
Come along to try out a new sport, hone your skills, or find a challenging new opponent!
The following sessions are scheduled
03/11/2023 - Main Assembly Hall
10/11/2023 - Main Assembly Hall
17/11/2023 - Main Assembly Hall
24/11/2023 - English Mall
01/12/2023 - Main Assembly Hall
08/12/2023 - Main Assembly Hall
15/12/2023 - Main Assembly Hall
22/12/2023 - Christmas Holidays - no fencing
Beginner's Fencing Courses
We are operating a new structure to run beginner's fencing courses at fixed dates throughout the term. The details of our next courses and the sign-up form are here.
Where and when?
We fence on Friday evenings at Durrington High School from 7pm - 8:30PM. Most sessions will be in the Assembly Hall, although we may be moved to the Gymnasium if the hall is in use.
There is a large car park at the front of the school entrance. To get to the Assembly Hall, please follow the access path to to left hand side of the main entrance, follow the small road past the New Gym, and head towards the physical education block and lettings office indicated on the map below.
What can I expect?
Sessions involve a short warm-up with games and exercises, then we split into classes for young/beginners and intermediates. Experienced fencers are welcome to use the electric boxes, or join in with senior class if they like. Kit is provided, but you should wear comfortable sports clothing that covers your legs and trainers/court shoes.
How much does it cost?
Our drop-in fee for club members is £10 for adults (£8 for juniors) or you can buy a ten-week block (£80 for adults, £60 for juniors). You are welcome to pop along and observe a session if you are interested, otherwise we run scheduled beginner courses where your first session is free.
What’s the situation with COVID-19?
Currently, there are no restrictions in place with either the school or the BFA (British Fencing Association), but we are obviously keeping an eye on developments. If parents/carers are staying to watch, we ask that you wear masks or distance from others. Please ensure that you bring your own drinks and refreshments, as we will be unable to supply water. Lastly, if you have been in contact with someone testing positive for COVID, or are feeling unwell, please do not attend.
How do I get in touch?
For those looking for to put their skills to the test, or simpy interested in gaining some competition experience, check our competitions page to see if there's a local event you may be interested in.