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How much does it cost?

Foiled Again operates on a ‘pay as you fence’ basis – we do not currently have an annual membership fee. The cost per session covers the hire of equipment, 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

Adult Beginners

Under 18 (minimum age 14): £4.00 per session

Over 18: £5.00 per session

Adult Intermediate/Advanced

Under 18: £4.00 per-session

Over 18: £5.00 per-session

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

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 you 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

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 you 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

Adult Intermediate/Advanced

Our adult intermediate/advanced sessions take place from 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

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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