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University of Exeter Fencing Club


Club Captain: 

Daniel Povey


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The University of Exeter's Fencing Club aims to cater for all abilities, from beginners to experienced fencers in a friendly and stimulating environment. We are a growing club that has seen a lot of development over the last few years. The club provides weekly training both for beginners and experienced fencers in all three weapons: epee, foil and sabre. 

We have an extensive programme for beginners, who are trained by top level professional coaches and the club's committee. Competitions and fun sessions are organised monthly for beginners to improve the basic skills they learn in the first term and to get a taste for competitive fencing. Weapons and kit are provided by the club for all of those who do not have their own.

The Fencing Club is also a competitive environment where experienced fencers from different countries have a chance to continue to improve their skills with high quality coaching, participate in UK regional and national competitions and represent the University of Exeter in BUCS competitions. The club has both a women’s and men’s team, who fence other South Western universities in BUCS leagues and cups. Once a year experienced fencers also have the opportunity to enter BUCS individuals national competition.   

The club also has a great social side with regular social events, ranging from dinners to intramural sports to nights out, providing a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for all members and a chance to make great friends.

Club training times

Monday Fencing Sports Park 21:00-22:00
Monday Fencing Sports Park 20:00-22:00
Thursday Fencing Sports Park 18:00-20:00
Friday Fencing Sports Park 20:00-22:00

Notable club achievements 

·         3rd in Men’s Western 1A League (2016/2017).

·         2nd in Women’s Western 1A League (2016/2017).

·         BUCS Women’s Trophy Competition Winners (2016/2017).

·         Team member Laura Gladdish 5th in Women’s Sabre at BUCS Individuals (2017).