About Swords Fencing Club

Fencing Sabre at Swords Fencing Club WallaseySwords Fencing Club was formed in April 2012 to offer coaching in the Olympic sport of fencing, concentrating mainly on the epee and sabre weapons.

The club meet on Thursday evenings 8pm-10pm at Bebington Civic Centre Wirral.
We start the evening off with a warm up followed by group footwork. The second part of the evening is for free fencing and coaching sessions (group or individual).
We can provide all the equipment required and have wired pistes for sabre and epee and  wireless pistes for epee. All is included in the nightly fee of £5 (£3 for under 18's)

All are welcome to the club, from complete beginner to competitive fencers. Our youngest fencers are 12 years old and we have no upper age limit!
Beginners courses are held throughout the year. Our new fencers will be taught basic footwork before moving on to an introduction to the epee and sabre weapons.
Please see our beginners page for more information and details of up coming courses.

Some of our members are competitive, and have achieved success in national competitions, others enjoy the social aspects of the club. We frequently hold social nights, previous events have including 10 pin bowling and casino.

Committee Members

The club committee is made up of the following members
Paul - Chairman
Sue - Secretary
Andy - Welfare Officer
Damien - Welfare Officer
If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to speak to any member

Fencing Epee at Swords Fencing Club Wallasey

Club Competitions

The last Thursday of the month is competition night. Epeeists have the chance to win the 'Kung Fu Panda Trophy'. The 'Gromit' is the prize for those fencing sabre
Previous winners are shown in our Gallery page

If you have any questions about the club or fencing in general, please get in touch!

Your Property

1) You are responsible for your own property/kit.
2) Label kit clearly.
3) If you leave early, check that you have your own property with you.
4) Try to leave a reasonable distance between your, and other people's kit.
5) Leave expensive items at home where possible.
6) Place phones, watches, jewellery etc. in a zipped/fastened pocket.
7) We do not recommend fencing whilst wearing an expensive watch/jewellery  (see #6).
8) If an article you own does go missing, please do not panic, it will generally turn up again.

Film and theatre work

Our coach has choreographed fight scenes for film and stage. Swords Fencing Club members took part in the fencing scene in the recent Red Union Films production of 'The Violators'. He has also choreographed the fencing scenes in a stage production of 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' and advised on several other productions.
Stage combat sword fight duel Scarlet Pimpernel,- rehearsal.
Duel scene Scarlet Pimpernel stage combat sword fight duel performance

film clip
'gives her a taste for competitive fencing'. Film review - Variety