The club is friendly and supportive of its membership. Our Coaches will teach you how to fence, to get the best out of the this modern sport, whether it be for fencing for fitness and fun, or for serious fencers striving towards sporting excellence.There is an active Youth League for children and teenagers in Yorkshire from the Under10’s to the Under 14’s which gives them a taste of fencing in competitions.
This can be a sport for all the family and everyone is welcome.
The Club provides weapons and protective clothing. To join us, wear comfortable long trousers, T-shirt, trainers and bring a bottle of water.
The New Fencer – What to expect
The new fencer should arrive at the venue, wearing comfortable clothing, including long trousers, to enable the taking part in a sporting activity. Bring a bottle of water. The sessions are 2 hours, 7pm to 8pm is class work with an Instructor, after a short break fencers can book one on one coaching, and develop their skills in friendly bouts with fellow fencers until 9pm. Younger Fencers can leave at 8pm, or remain later at their Guardian’s discretion.
After being introduced to the Instructors, and signing the Club registration form, the Student will be given Personal Safety Documents, including a British Fencing Registration Form to cover Insurance (90 day FREE membership). The New Fencer will then be equiped with Club Fencing Gear, and allocated to a Group for the evening.
There follows a safety brief, an Instructor will introduce the student to basic sword fencing moves, as part of a 4 week introductory course. In the first session, depending on the students’ progress, there may be the opportunity of a supervised fencing bout with fellow students. All Fencers must have British Fencing Insurance, details on their website (https://www.britishfencing.com/additional-membership-information/)
For students progressing beyond the Introductory course, Doncaster Fencing Club runs further training sessions for all participants.
The Club runs a structured class lesson 7pm to 8pm, when a short rest break occurs, at which time the younger fencers can leave if they so wish. For the last hour fencers practice bouts with other fencers, and partake in one to one training sessions with an Instructor.
Doncaster Fencing Club has vacancies in all age groups; the club is very friendly – book with us now, or alternatively, just turn up and try out something new!
The Club is currently restricted due to the current COVID rules, and may not be able to accept new fencers immediately.
The Club meets on a Friday evening 7.00pm to 9.00pm at The Goldsmith Community Centre, 259 Sprotbrough Road, Doncaster DN5 8BP
We have coaches that have expertise in Epee, Foil, and Sabre fencing to level 3 standard.
Chairman Nick Wynn
Secretary Daniel Pemberton
Treasurer Ian Law
Safeguarding Officer Mark Atkins
Covid Officer Sal Lack