Come along to any session and give fencing ago, no kit needed we provide it all !!!
What is fencing?
Fencing is a fast paced, adrenaline fuelled sport that's great for fitness and strength. We train in three different types of sword: The foil, epee, and sabre, which each have their own unique style and feel so there's something for everyone. We also have a team of friendly coaches who are happy help you along whether you're a complete beginner or a national athlete.
This year UWE Fencing will have 2 membership options:
For current UWE students membership will be £30, this will entitle you to all training sessions, invitation to all socials, the option to be a member of the BUCS team (credits required) free entry to the UWE Open competition.
For BUCS, membership will cost £55, this allows you in to every training session, along with the ability to attend BUCS matches subject to being selected by the team captain for eatch match.
Wednesday 13:00-16:00 at Dings RFC, Shaftesbury Park, BS16 1LG
Saturdays 16:00-17:45 at the Centre for Sport on Frenchay Campus.
Training is due to start the week commencing 19th October.
Due to physical distancing restrictions, you will need to book a training slot through the Students Union website. Unfortunately we won't be able to welcome people who drop-in without booking in advance, but your first session will still be free when you book!
As the Dings venue is bigger, we reccomend attending these sessions if you are new to the club. Here we will be conducting 3 lots of 1 hour sessions with a 6 person maximum for each group. Groups will initially be divided based on previous experience of the sport, so that everybody gets as much out of the session as possible! Please check out our virtual freshers fair booth on the 9th of October for more information as to how we plan to make each session equally beneficial, and keep an eye on facebook for further updates!
We have a variety of socials for the upcoming year, welcome drinks, themed events and more! We'll also be having our Christmas meal and some joint socials with other clubs. There is something for everyone to enjoy and a chance to get to know the rest of the club.
If you like what you see or would like to find out more, feel free to check out the link to our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/54142156884/) or message us directly on Facebook.
You can also contact us through our Instagram page (uwefencing).
President: Elizabeth Wharton
Vice-President: Sarah Cook
Participation and Equalities Officer: Ed Hutchings
Events and Fundraising Officer: Jonnie Hughes
Treasurer / Covid Officer: Michael Jones
Equipment and Safety Officer / Team captain: Merlin Reid