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 memebers. Our current professional coach, Paul Stimpson, has fenced for more than 25 years and has coached the sport for over 13. 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 events throughout the year from pub crawls to lazer tag.
New & Prospective Fencers:
We have 2 sessions per week:
- Monday - Hall 2 - 7:40pm - 10:20pm: Beginners courses take place on this session.
- Wednesday - Hall 1 - 5:40pm - 7:40pm: Intermediate fencing and team training sessions.
Fully paid members can attend both of these sessions; there will be coaches for independent lessons and pistes out for free fencing in both.
On Wednesdays, for intermediate and advanced members, Norfolk Fencing Club have 10 slots paid for by UEA fencing, which can be filled by any members. So, if you want an extra 2 hours of fencing on a Wednesday, their sessions run from 7:40pm - 9:40pm just after our sessions end.
A full membership is £35, with which you can attend all of our sessions, fence freely, take part in our ladders, and use our equipment if you need to. All beginners’ courses are only £15, and last 6 weeks. During those 6 weeks you'll be trained in your weapon of choice to an intermediate level on the Monday sessions, have access to club equipment, and be able to get to know the club. If you then want to go on and become a full member and continue fencing with us, you can then simply pay an extra £20 and become a full member without any extra fee or hassle! If you're looking to compete, you can purchase a BUCS membership for £5.
Please note, you can only take part in one beginners course (Foil/Epée/Sabre) as they are all held on the Monday sessions simultaneously, be sure to try out our 'Give it a Go' sessions to get a feel of which weapon you would like to learn.
Like all other clubs and sports at UEA, you will first need a SAM (Sports Association Membership), which you can either purchase online through the UEA SU website, or at the Sports Fayre.
Fence September, 2019:
If you're joining UEA this year as a fresher or are a returning student and want to know more, come speak to us at the Sports Fayre on Wednesday 25 this coming September!
The club will be running several free sessions to which you can attend any and all. They will run on:
- Saturday 28, September: A free session where you can come and recive initial lessons and have a few bouts with all three weapons. Time to be confirmed.
- Monday 30, September: 7:40pm-10:20pm. A free session with intital training and bouts with your chosen weapon.
- Wednesday 2, October: 5:40pm - 7:40pm. Another free session with intital training and bouts with your chosen weapon.
Fencing Club Committee For Academic Year 2019/20:
President - Ben Bone
Vice President - Caitlin Arthur
Treasurer & Social Secretary - Toby Maskel
Social Secretary - Monika Wojtachnio
Secretary - Emily Hewitt
Women's Team Captain - To be elected this coming September.
Men's Team Captain - To be elected this coming Spetember.
Health and Safety Officer & Equality, Diversity and Welfare Officer - Tristen Pollitt
Publicity Officer & Union Rep - James Bell
Competitons Officer - Rob Johnson
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UEAFencing/
Facebook Group - www.facebook.com/groups/218800151521848/?fref=ts
Twitter - @UeaFencing
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 - Emily - at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to fencing with you!