How much does it cost?

Both beginners and more experienced fencers are expected to pay in advance for courses or practice sessions up to 3 times a year (payment periods start in January, May and September). This entitles fencers to come to any or all relevant sessions for their age group during that period. If joining us part way through a payment period, please speak to the treasurer about how much you’ll need to pay. Our payment terms and conditions can also be found here.

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.

Junior Beginners (8-13)

Beginners course (10 weeks): £40 – this also covers sessions taking place after the 10 weeks till the next payment date (e.g. if your beginners course ends in March, you can attend sessions in April for free).

Juniors (8-13)

Ongoing membership as a junior fencer, 8-13 years old: £48 per period (payable in January, May and September)

NB: if your child is 12-13, please check with us about whether the Junior or Adult session (or beginners course) is more appropriate for them to attend – decisions on this matter are made by the club’s registered coaches and are reviewed regularly.

Adult Beginners (13+)

Beginners course (10 weeks): £40 for under 18s, £50 for over 18’s – this also covers sessions taking place after the 10 weeks till the next payment date (e.g. if your beginners course ends in March, you can attend sessions in April for free).

Adults (13+)

All adult fencers, including those who have completed a beginners course with us or elsewhere, are welcome to join the Adult Beginners from 7.15pm for a warm up and footwork.

Under 18: £48 per period (payable in January, May and September)
Over 18: £60 per period (payable in January, May and September)

Visitors from other clubs are very welcome to attend this session too – our guest fee is £5 per session. Fencers who attend on a visitor basis for more than 3 sessions in a payment period (starting January, May and September) will be asked to take out membership with us as a club and pay accordingly.

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 in the sports hall at Allestree Woodlands School, Blenheim Drive, Allestree on Friday 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, British Fencing membership currently starts at £12.50 per year for under 14’s (as of 2019) – discounts are available for people who automatically renew their membership. 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 are 1 hour, starting at 6.15pm.

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/bring?

  • 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
  • a water bottle

Do I need to buy anything before starting the course?

You don’t need to buy anything in order to learn to fence with us, as everything needed to take part is provided by Foiled Again for use within the club setting (e.g. clothing and equipment). It conforms to current British Fencing safety standards and is washed, inspected and maintained regularly.

Adult Beginners

Our adult beginner sessions are 1 hour, starting at 7.15pm.

The minimum age for these sessions is 13 and there is no maximum age.

What do I need to wear/bring?

  • 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
  • a water bottle

Do I need to buy anything before starting the course?

You don’t need to buy anything in order to learn to fence with us, as everything needed to take part is provided by Foiled Again for use within the club setting (e.g. clothing and equipment). It conforms to current British Fencing safety standards and is washed, inspected and maintained regularly.

Adult Fencing (post-beginners course)

Adults (aged 13 and above) who have completed a beginners course with us or elsewhere, or who are more experienced fencers, are welcome to join the Adult Beginners for a warm up and footwork from 7.15pm. Practice currently ends at 9pm and assistance with packing up our kit and equipment at the end of the session is very much appreciated.

Fencers attending this session can fence foil, epee and sabre and also use the club’s electric scoring equipment. Individual lessons for club members will be available on request after the adult beginners have finished (from approximately 8.15pm).

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 Starter or 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.

Club Information and Policies

Improve Your Fencing

[/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]