Fencing is a great workout for both body and brain. It’s challenging, exciting and involves good eye-to-hand coordination, fast footwork, lightning reflexes and even quicker decision-making. It’s a sport that offers huge potential for the enthusiast to learn more and progress at club level, but it’s also accessible and great fun for beginners too.
Our fencing coach is Jacqueline Faulkner. Jacqueline started fencing 25 years ago, as well as coaching in schools, she has coached at Salle Eton and Newbury Fencing Club, and at the well established Wellesbourne Sword Club since 1995. Jacqueline is a British Fencing Association registered coach, qualified to teach foil and epee from beginner to advanced level and is one of the core coaches for the Under 19’s Southern Region British Fencing team. Jacqueline provides coaching and equipment so no need to worry about buying any expensive kit!
This 4 hour taster session is an ideal chance for young people to come and give it a go. Fencing is becoming one of our most popular activities with youngsters and this is perfect for anyone who is unsure whether or not to take up a beginners course. We’re sure once you’ve had a taste you will be hooked!
For those that have completed a beginners course either at Longridge or elsewhere, we have weekly improver club sessions, all equipment and coaching is provided. Club sessions run every Wednesday at 18:45 – 19:45 for 6 weeks.
A 6 week beginner courses are perfect for those wanting to try the sport for the first time. This course is held numerous times throughout the year. Sportivate funding is available for all those that are aged 14 – 25 years of age.