GU Fencing Club

GU Fencing Club

Glasgow University Fencing Club is one of Glasgow University's most successful sports clubs, and the largest fencing club in Glasgow.

We run a range of sessions and cater for fencers of all abilities; those new to the sport can join a beginner's course to turn you into a fencer, and for experienced members we have teams regularly representing the university in BUCS leagues and individual competitions.


  • Men's and a women's teams, both regularly competing at a high level
  • Lots of opportunities to compete for new fencers and those not on the teams
  • Many members who choose not to compete and fence recreationally


We run regular socials both for GUFC only and jointly with other local clubs, along with a weekly pub visit (after training on Wednesdays) so you can get to know the rest of the club members. We also organise trips away to competitions in Scotland and abroad that are open to all of our fencers.

Socials include Christmas and end-of-year dinners, along with our annual Last Duel event held in the GUU – the location of Scotland's last sword duel in March 1899 – and other assorted events throughout termtime.


Training takes place in the Stevenson Building.


To join you don't need any previous experience or to bring special equipment beyond standard sportswear, and it's an incredibly fun way to stay fit, learn a new skill and make new friends.

Last updated: November 2019

How to Join

Joining is a simple, three-step process:

  1. Join UofG Sport with a full-access Academic Year membership
  2. Contact the Club about what membership type you should select
  3. Use the Club Management Portal to join the Club online