Welcome to UEA Fencing!
session times (from 27/09/21)
Mondays 19:40-22:20 SP Hall 2
Wednesdays 17:40-19:40 SP Hall 1 (back half)
*Events containing the tickets for clubnights, 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. We currently have two coaches, our head coach Rob Johnson, and beginners coach Ben Bone, both of whom have attended UEA. 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.
CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19 (APPLIES TO EVERYONE)
Firstly, some essential COVID-19 stuff. This is super important to allow our sessions to run, so please read the bullet points if you’re planning on coming to any fencing sessions at all, even if it’s just a one-off or for a taster.
· Please bring a facemask to each session, this is compulsory. Obviously, if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to somebody who has symptoms, do not attend the session and self-isolate at home.
· Before each individual session you must book a ticket here on our SU page – this is so we can keep track of numbers (there are of course capacity limits in place). This is for ALL sessions, including the beginners’ course and tasters. We will check tickets each session.
· At the beginning of each session a survey must be filled out, please bring your phone to fill this out on. Because of this we ask that you meet (socially distanced from one another) outside the Sportspark 15 minutes before the session start time – there is limited space inside before our session starts. This a compulsory track and trace measure by UEAsport.
FOIL TASTER SESSIONs- MONDAY 31ST JANUARY, WEDNESDAY 2ND, MONDAY 7TH FEBRUARY
We will be running free taster sessions on Monday the 31st of January and 7th of February from 7:40-9pm and Wednesday the 2nd of February 5:40-7pm so if you'd like to give fencing a go please come along. All kit will be provided but please come in long trousers and trainers. Any questions feel free to email!
FOIL BEGINNERS - FROM MONDAY 14TH FEBRUARY- MONDAY 21ST MARCH (INC)
If you’ve never fenced before (Or haven’t in a long time/want a refresh), this section is for you!
Starting from Monday the 14th of February, we will be running our beginners’ course! 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!
Sessions will take place in Hall 2 of the Sportspark from 7:40pm- 9:00pm
To take part, you must purchase the beginner's course membership from our SU page, at £20. 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! Again, aim to arrive 15 minutes before your start time outside to fill out the COVID survey.
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED MEMBERS – FROM WEDNESDAY 6TH OCTOBER
There are two sessions a week which you are welcome to attend!
Mondays 7:40-10:20pm in Hall 2, and Wednesdays 5:40-7:40pm in the back half of Hall 1.
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. On the Wednesday however, there will be bookable slots for coaching.
If you have your own kit, please bring it along as it greatly helps us. If you need to borrow some kit, please let us know in advance if possible. We have kit available to borrow, however, we need to ensure we are working within COVID guidelines!
Club membership is £35 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 either purchase online through the UEA SU website.
Norfolk Fencing Club also runs on a Wednesday directly after our session. Norfolk club currently (and very kindly) let us fence at their club for no charge, as long as you have a UEA fencing membership and fill in their Health Declaration.
Fencing Club Committee For Academic Year 2021/22:
President - Faye Gillan
Vice President & Equality and Diversity Officer - Chaitanya Dwivdei
Treasurer - Callum Pullen
Secretary - Lake Oates Harrison
Social Secretary & Health and Safety Officer - Oscar Lawson
Social Secretary- Daniel Hempstead
Publicity Officer - Emily Hewitt
Norfolk Rep - Anna Dunham
Kit Officer - George Carter
First Year Rep- Horia Mihailescu
Women's Team Captain - Charlotte Slater
Men's Team Captain - George Carter
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UEAFencing/
Facebook Group - www.facebook.com/groups/218800151521848/?fref=ts
Twitter - @UeaFencing
Instagram - @uea_fencing
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions or would like to know more about the sport or the club, email our Secretary (Lake) at L.email@example.com.
We look forward to fencing with you!