Welcome to UEA Fencing!
session times (from 25/09/23)
Mondays 19:40-22:20 SP Hall 2
Wednesdays 19:40-22:20 SP Hall 1 (with Norfolk fencing club)
*Events containing the tickets for club nights, tasters and beginners courses are at the bottom of the page*
We provide an opportunity for UEA students to take part in the fast-paced combat sport of Fencing. Beginners, experienced, advanced or social fencers are all welcome and have access to professional coaching and lessons from our advanced members. . All three weapons are used and taught at the club: Foil, Epee, and Sabre. UEA Fencing is consistently one of UEA's top-performing BUCS teams and is ideal for the aspiring and the accomplished fencer alike. As well as fencing, we have an active social side to the club with our Socials Secs organising a variety of socials throughout the year including sports nights, pub crawls, and Christmas and Easter meals.
FIRST SESSION BACK - 25TH SEPTEMBER
For everyone who has previously been a member or is already an experienced fencer our first training session back will be Monday the 25th of September at 19:40-22:20 in sportspark hall 2.
FREE TASTER SESSIONS
Monday the 2nd and 9th of October from 19:40 until 22:00 in SP Hall 2
Tickets can be found at the bottom of the page, they are free it just gives us an indication of numbers.
All you'll need wear are comfortable t-shirts, joggers and trainers with your hair tied up if it is long. Also remember to bring lots of water.
FOIL BEGINNERS - DATE TBD
If you’ve never fenced before (Or haven’t in a long time/want a refresh), this section is for you!
The foil beginners course runs for 6 weeks and will get you to grips with using foils, with each session running for an hour. The course aims to take you from never having fenced before, to being able to fence freely with the rest of the club. So, if you enjoyed the taster session, this is perfect for you!
To take part, you must purchase the beginner's course membership from our SU page, at £25. If you are attending the beginners’ course, you do NOT at any point need to purchase the standard fencing membership. If you wish to continue fencing with us after the beginners’ course has ended, simply purchase the £15 top-up! Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your start time at the lockers upstairs to grab kit.
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED MEMBERS – FROM MONDAY 25th of September
There are two sessions a week which you are welcome to attend!
Mondays 7:40-10:20pm in Hall 2, and Wednesdays 7:40-10:20pm in Hall 1 run by Norfolk fencing club.
Depending on numbers of each weapon, club nights will consist of free fencing, ladders/poules, and the opportunity for one-on-one coaching. On Mondays, we will not have formal coaching available while the beginners’ course is running, as they get priority.
Club membership is £40 for the year, and UEASport Membership will also need to be purchased (as with every UEA sports club).
Like all other clubs and sports at UEA, you will first need a UEASport Membership, which you can purchase above
Norfolk Fencing Club runs on a Wednesday. Norfolk club charge £10 per semester for UEA fencing members, this does include holidays (i.e. semester 1 will cover Christmas holidays), payment will be taken by Norfolk Fencing directly at your first session of the semester.
Fencing Club Committee For Academic Year 2023/24:
President - Matthew McLaughlan
Vice President - Tim Brendler-Spaeth
Treasurer - Christopher Lee
Secretary and Publicity Officer - Thomas Fowles
Social Secretary - Chanel Munroe
Kit Officer - Jay Pettingale
Welfare Officer - Gabriel May
Health and Safety Officer - Gabriel Leung
Equality and Diversity Officer - Nathan Rodney-Jones
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UEAFencing/
Facebook Group - www.facebook.com/groups/218800151521848/?fref=ts
Instagram - @uea_fencing
Email - email@example.com
If you have any questions or would like to know more about the sport or the club, email our Secretary (Tom) at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to fencing with you!
Additional Cost of Sport Ranges
The additional cost of sport project, which was created by the Students’ Union, alongside uea+sport, is designed to give prospective members information on the range of costs they may face in joining their chosen sport.
This range should be taken as guidance. For compulsory costs, this price includes uea+sport membership which is £55, and you only need to pay once to join all of our clubs.
When considering additional costs, some clubs may have none and others may have further costs. This is often dependent on the level of competitiveness for the sport you get involved in, and so recreational or socially playing may be cheaper. You may also have equipment which can be used between multiple sports, for example shoes or gum shields.
For any questions, please ask the sport club for specific further information, or email@example.com for further information on the project.
Your Activities & Opportunities Officer 23/24