Aberystwyth Fencing Club, in its current incarnation, was formed in 2000. A number of people expressed a desire to either try the sport, or for those who had fenced before, have the opportunity to fight in the town. A venue was found and equipment hire secured. As the club developed it out-grew its old venue and in October 2002 moved to Plas Crug leisure centre. Late 2002 saw the provision of lottery funding and a council grant, with which the club finally acquired its own equipment. Funds were enhanced following sponsorship by the Coopers Arms. In 2004 additional funding was provided by the Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust. In 2006 the club moved to its current venue at Penweddig School.

 

Main Session: Aberystwyth Fencing Club meet in the main sports hall at Penweddig School (next door to Plas Crug leisure centre) at 19:00 pm on Thursdays. Experienced fencers are welcome to come along at anytime from 19:00.

Taster Sessions: We are running a 5 week beginners course starting 24 September 2015. These will run from 19:00 until 20:30 on Thursday nights in Penweddig School Hall. These sessions are available for anyone over 13 years old. Please e-mail the club for more information.

 

Beginner Sessions

 
5 week course
Beginner sessions (adult)
25.00
Beginner session (concession)
20.00

This includes: All equipment & professional coaching.

 

Weekly Cost

 
Member
Employed
4.00
Concession (student/OAP/unwaged)
3.00

All fencers are required to be members of British Fencing, this provides you with individual insurance (the club & coaches are also insured) & allows you to fence in competitions. Various levels of membership are provided - details can be found on the web and/or can be provided at the club.

Membership will be checked

 

Our current Thursday recruitment is aimed at those 13 and over - there is no upper limit! Fencing requires skills beyond the purely physical, tactics and hand-to-eye co-ordination play an important part, so no particular level of fitness is required to begin.

 

  • Yourself.
  • Tough loose fitting trousers/leggings such as jogging pants or jeans.
  • Non-marking, flat soled training shoes.
  • A drink.
  • All safety equipment and weapons are provided!
 

Not if it's done properly! Fencing is about speed and accuracy, heavy hitting implies large slow counter-productive hand movements. Further, hitting hard is illegal as far as the rules are concerned and can disqualify you from competitions. Safety equipment is provided to prevent injury and if you use the weapons as instructed by your coach there should be no problem!

 

e-mail the club.

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