WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM FENCING CLUB!
**We will be at the Sutton Bonington welcome fair on the 26th September**
**We are hosting taster sessions for anyone who'd like to try fencing on Thursday 27th September, Monday 1st October, and Thursday 4th October (all 8:30pm-10pm). The Sutton Bonington tasters are in the sports hall on the 2nd and 9th October (8:15-9:45) This is free of charge and full fencing kit will be provided! Please bring a bottle of water and some comfortable trousers/ tracksuit bottoms which cover your legs.**
We are a friendly, fun and hardworking club, who welcome fencers of any ability- whether you are a complete beginner, an advanced fencer or someone who has a foil rusting in the back of their cupboard and fancies giving it another go! For beginners, we offer comprehensive training that will introduce you to the world of fencing, without throwing you into the deep end straight away. For the more advanced and BUCS teams, we have excellent training as well as strength and conditioning sessions to keep you in tip top shape. We have three men’s and two women’s BUCS teams and cater for all three weapons (foil, epee and sabre).
Monday, 8pm-10:30pm - intermediate/advanced fencers.
Tuesday, 8pm-10pm - SB fencing session.
Thursday, 8pm to 10:30pm - beginners session alongside intermediate/advanced fencers.
Friday, 5pm to 8pm - intermediate/advanced fencers.
HOW TO JOIN
See us at the Freshers Fair or sign up online. We will be having taster sessions, so if you would like to “try before you buy” come along! The dates, times and place for these are at the top of this page.
We have a tiered membership system. Bronze (£40) is for Sutton Bonnington Campus members and students with their own kit that may come and fence once a week. Silver (£50) is for students partaking in the beginners course or regular member who have the occassional lesson. Gold (£60) is for all team members and any members who have regular one to one lessons and/ or borrow club kit. If you are a beginner and you love fencing and want to join a team, do not fret, there is an add-on membership fee (£10) so you get get stuck into BUCs sword wielding! These cover coaching, equipment hire and insurance. As well as this you need a UoN Sports Membership (annual early bird is £209 - this will be £219 after the 5th October).
We have regular socials, with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic events, which are always memorable in one way or another! As well as this, we have end of term formals which is our opportunity to dress up in non-fencing attire! After training on Fridays, it is traditional to have a drink or three at the Rose and Crown pub or mooch.
If you have any more enquires, don’t hesitate to contact us!
If you're based at Sutton Bonington you can also join the following group for information specific to your training:
President: Cara Chambers
Treasurer: Tim Resch
1st Men's Team Captain: David Clewett
1st Women's Team Captain: Chloe Pahnke
2nd Men's Team Captain: Oli Howitt
2nd Women's Team Captain: Amy Cureton
3rd Men's Team Captain: Thomas Braben
SB Rep: Sarah Hill
Social Secretaries: Finn Anthoney and Scott Sandeman
Welfare rep/ beginners representative: Dan Taylor