Wellington Swords Foil and Epee Fencing Club
At Wellington Swords Fencing Club we welcome fencers of all ages and abilities, from young beginners of eight up to seasoned veterans of eighty, and from serious competitors to enthusiastic recreational fencers.
We are a friendly and successful foil and epee club and while most of us are social fencers there is also an outstanding competitive arm to the club.
We have had a string of national champions from cadet and junior categories right through to veterans competing in European and World Championships.
We meet on Mondays and Thursday and fence in a purpose built salle with a sprung floor and five permanent pistes complete with overhead wiring and lights. Junior fencing courses run from 6.00pm – 7.30pm and the adults and top competitive juniors fence from 7.30pm – 10.00pm.
Annually the club also organises three large fencing competitions, the South West of England Championships open to all those living in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire; The Wellington Open to which we welcome everyone and for younger fencers the age specific Wellington Age Groups competition.
We encourage new members both beginners and improvers and are equally happy to help those who have been away from fencing back into this exciting and rewarding sport. We’re always delighted to see those who drop in on a casual basis (so your first visit is free); if you are passing through or staying locally for a short time we would love you to join us for an evening of fencing.