Fencing combines physical activity with skill, control, aggression and a sophisticated mind-set and is often described as a form of physical chess.
We are a large, active and very friendly club that caters for student fencers of all abilities, from absolute beginners to those of the highest standard.
As with all other sports clubs we also organise regular social events, from much needed after-training drinks on Thursdays, to the annual Christmas and end of year dinners.
GU Fencing Club has a strong record in student competitions and we give everyone the opportunity to enter team and individual competitions at all levels. These range from inter-club “friendly” competitions (as friendly as you can get when you’re wielding a sword!) to the Scottish student beginners all the way up to the BUCS Individual and Team Championships. Members can also compete across the UK in other open competitions.
Free group and individual lessons are available all year. New members are welcome all year round, with an introductory course running from September to Christmas.
Our training sessions our currently scheduled to be held on a Wednesday 2000-2230 in Activity Hall at Stevenson Building and Friday 1800-1915 in both Studio 2 and 3 in Stevenson Building.
It doesn't matter whether you want to try fencing for the first time, get back into the sport after a year or two away, or continuing fencing at the highest levels, we’ll accommodate for you! All you need to do is bring a pair of trainers, jogging bottoms and a t-shirt then come along to one of our training sessions and we’ll provide everything else.
- Equipment hire for training sessions,
- Individual & group lessons given by qualified coaches,
- Access to all of our socials & events,
- The chance to compete in inter-university competitions.