Sutton Coldfield Fencing club is based in the north of Birmingham. We run training sessions for both junior and adults. Whether you are an experienced fencer or beginner, all are welcome!
The junior group has now closed for the summer but the adults will continue to run, at the earlier time of 7.30pm.
Juniors: Monday 7:30pm - 8:30pm. Open September - July, excluding bank holidays, summer and half term breaks.
Adults: Monday 7.30pm - 9.00pm (summer hours). Open all year except on bank holidays.
In the main hall at Wyndley Leisure Centre:
Cost for the juniors is per half term (or £6.00 per week). For the adults it is £95/£50 for 6 months or £8/6 weekly. You will also need to acquire insurance through the BFA.
Experienced fencers are always welcome at any time although we recommend that you get in touch before coming to the club.
Adults: We run one hour taster sessions throughout the year followed by a 6 week beginner course run by our qualified coaches for those who wish to continue. The taster sessions cost £10 and the course costs £80/£50 (concession). Cost of the taster is deducted from the cost of the beginners course fee.
During the beginners course, you will be introduced to the tactics, techniques and rules of fencing working in pairs or with one of our the coaches. At the end of each session there will be some free time to have some fencing bouts. We accept people generally from around the age of 13/14 - there is no upper age limit.
Juniors: We accept a few new beginners in the junior class at the start of each half term if places are available. Generally, the minimum age we accept for juniors is nine, but we sometimes accept those who are younger from the age of eight, with prior arrangement. If your child is interested in joining the group, please contact the club in advance.
If you're coming down for the first time, wear sensible sports clothing: White-soled trainers (squash or indoor tennis shoes are ideal) and long tracksuit-type bottoms are a must with open pockets taped up (fencing in shorts is not allowed). Wyndley offers excellent facilities with changing rooms and showers on the premises.
If you have any queries or need more information, please contact Gavin/Julie/Franco by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone Gavin on 0121 355 2715.
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