How much does it cost?

Until May 2019, Foiled Again operates on a pay-as-you-fence basis, except for people joining our beginners courses. From May 2019, both beginners and more experienced fencers will be expected to pay in advance for practice sessions to a maximum of 3 times a year.

Fees charged for practice sessions and beginners courses include the hire of equipment for use within those sessions, as Foiled Again provides everything you need to try fencing for yourself.

New starters on our beginner’s courses are always welcome and the first session is free!

Except when accessing a free first session, anyone fencing with Foiled Again must be a member of British Fencing in order to be covered by our insurance. Access 90 days’ free insurance for yourself or your child with an Introduction membership – for more information go here.

More information on British Fencing membership can be found herecontact us or ask at practice if you have any questions about the right level of membership for you or your child.

Juniors

8-13 years old: £4.00 per session to April 2019; from May 2019 the cost will be £48 per period (payable in January, May and September)
Beginners course (10 weeks): £40; from May 2019 this will also cover sessions taking place after the 10 weeks till the next payment date

Adult Beginners

Under 18 (minimum age 14): £4.00 per session to April 2019; from May 2019 the cost will be £48 per period (payable in January, May and September)
Over 18: £5.00 per session to April 2019; ; from May 2019 the cost will be £60 per period (payable in January, May and September)
Beginners course (10 weeks): £40 for under 18s, £50 for over 18’s; from May 2019 this will also cover sessions taking place after the 10 weeks till the next payment date

Adult Intermediate/Advanced

Under 18: £4.00 per-session to April 2019 ; from May 2019 the cost will be £48 per period (payable in January, May and September)
Over 18: £5.00 per-session to April 2019; from May 2019 the cost will be £48 per period (payable in January, May and September)

Visitors from other clubs are very welcome to join in with our Adult Intermediate/Advanced session – our guest fee is £5 per session.

Please note: Foiled Again reserves the right to refuse to allow anyone to fence using equipment or clothing which does not comply with current British Fencing safety regulations (e.g. the wearing of an 800N plastron is mandatory).

Beginners’ Courses/Ongoing Training Sessions

All sessions take place at the Diocesan Centre, Mornington Crescent, Mackworth on Thursday evenings. Please check the calendar on our home page for the date of the next training session.

Why not come along and see if fencing is the right sport for you? Please let us know if you or your child plans to give fencing a try.

As a beginner you start fencing with the foil (one of three weapons used in modern Olympic fencing). Both our junior and adult beginners’ courses cover:

  • How to be safe while fencing
  • Foot work
  • How to attack
  • How to defend
  • Blade technique
  • Hand / eye and foot co-ordination
  • A basic introduction to the rules of fencing as a sport

All three weapons are taught using the recommended England Fencing Syllabus and optional Grading exams can be taken to demonstrate your achievements.

Please note: After your first session, anyone continuing on a beginners course must have British Fencing membership in order to be covered by the club’s insurance – click here for more information about how to access an Introduction membership which gives you 90 days free.

After that, membership currently starts at £12 per year for under 14’s (as of 2018). Please speak to one of the coaches or a committee member about the right level of membership for you or your child. More information on British Fencing membership can be found here.

Juniors


Our junior sessions take place from 5.30pm – 6.30pm.

The minimum age for these sessions is 8 years and they should be accompanied by an adult, who will be able to stay and watch.

What do I need to wear?

  • Tracksuit/jogging bottoms/leggings that cover your legs completely with either no pockets or pockets that zip (no jeans, combat trousers or shorts)
  • Non-marking trainers
  • a T-shirt

Do I need to buy any equipment?

All the equipment needed to take part in learning to fence is provided by Foiled Again for use within the club setting. It conforms to current British Fencing safety standards and is inspected and maintained regularly.

Adult Beginners


Our adult beginner sessions take place from 6.30pm – 7.30pm.

The minimum age for these sessions is 14 and there is no maximum age.

What do I need to wear?

  • Tracksuit/jogging bottoms/leggings that cover your legs completely with either no pockets or pockets that zip (no jeans, combat trousers or shorts)
  • Non-marking trainers
  • a T-shirt

Do I need to buy any equipment?

All the equipment needed to take part in learning to fence is provided by Foiled Again for use within the club setting. It conforms to current British Fencing safety standards and is inspected and maintained regularly.

Adult Intermediate/Advanced


Our adult intermediate/advanced sessions take place from 7.30pm – 9pm.

Fencers attending this session can fence foil, epee and sabre and also use the club’s electric scoring equipment.

Visitors are welcome to attend this session.

Please note: Fencers are welcome to bring their own equipment for use, however it must be consistent with current British Fencing safety regulations (e.g. the wearing of an 800N plastron is mandatory). Foiled Again reserves the right to refuse to allow anyone to fence using equipment or clothing which does not comply with those regulations.

Fencers must also have British Fencing membership in order to be covered by the club’s insurance for this session (minimum of Recreational) – click here. Membership status is checked regularly for those fencing with Foiled Again as members, proof of current membership will be requested from visitors.

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