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Cambridge Fencing Club

Cambridgeshire Fencing Club is a three weapons club for men and women welcoming social as well as competitive fencers. We use a number of electric pistes for all three weapons. Several coaches cover all levels of proficiency in all 3 weapons. We often have company from members of Cambridge Sword, the University and other neighbouring fencing clubs.  We cater for the age group 16+ and experienced younger fencers by agreement.  For younger fencers looking to get started in fencing, please contact Cambridge Sword.

Where & When:

Thursdays from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at the Netherhall Upper School Sports Hall, Queen Edith’s Way, Cambridge, CB1 8NN. We fence 48 weeks of the year, venue allowing.

What It Costs: (see below for details on how to pay)

From 1st September 2015 the subscription rate has changed:

Full membership £275 per year.

Running for a 1 year period. Paid with Cheque or Bank Transfer.

Concession membership £220 per year.

Running for a 1 year period. Paid with Cheque or Bank Transfer.

Full membership £25 per month.

Paid monthly, with cash, cheque, bank transfer or Standing Order (preferred payment method) Click here for form

Concession membership £20 per month.

Paid monthly by cash, cheque or Standing Order. Click here for form

Visitors fee £10.00 per evening.

Paid on the night with cheque or cash.

Concession Visitors fee £8.00 per evening.

Paid on the night with cheque or cash.


Concessions are defined as Full Time Students, Fencers under 18 and Fencers Over 65.  Other concessions may be available (e.g. unemployed) – please contact the club for more details.

All fencers should fill in Cambridge Fencing Club Membership Form when joining.

All fencers should also be members of the British Fencing Association, either by

  • Competitor Membership with the BFA (to be arranged by the individual), which allows you to participate in national competitions, or by
  • Recreational Membership with the BFA (can be arranged by the Treasurer), currently at £10/£18 per year (please fill out British Fencing Association – Social Membership Form).

Further details of the new BFA Membership Scheme (amended February 2016) can be found on their website.

Methods of Payment

1. Bank Transfers can be made to: Account Name: Cambridgeshire Fencing Club, Account No. 94101599, Sort Code 40-65-00
(Bank: Norwich and Peterborough Building Society, Branch: St Ives)
2. Standing Orders – please use this Standing Order Form. Or set an order up on line through internet banking. Please let the Treasurer know if you have set up online.
3. Cheque Payments can be made to “Cambridgeshire Fencing Club” and given to Edward, Ian, Becky or Peter at the club.
4. Cash payments can be made on the night to either Edward, Ian, Becky or Peter at the club.


In parallel to the Thursdays club session, we conduct Beginner and Intermediate courses in an adjoining gym as well as individual lessons (Courses). Children below the age of 16 should contact the Cambridge Cadets or Cambridge Sword.


We have been organising the only open air competition in the UK for over 30 years and participate in running the Cambridge Winter tournament (Competitions).