Sutton Coldfield Fencing club is based in the north of Birmingham. It is a friendly club which runs training sessions for both juniors and adults.
Experienced fencers are welcome at any time, but beginners will need to attend one of our beginner courses run by one of our qualified coaches to teach you the basics of fencing. We currently have a waiting list for both juniors and adults, so we will only be running beginners courses when we have capacity. If you wish to be added to our waiting list, please complete our online form. We will then get back in touch when a date has been arranged to see if you are still interested.
Adults beginners: We run 2 or 3 four week beginner courses throughout the year. We accept people generally from around the age of 13 - there is no upper age limit. The course costs £50 and full (non refundable) payment in advance will guarantee you a place on a first come basis. Get in touch if you are interested.
During the beginners course, you will be introduced to the tactics, techniques and rules of fencing working in pairs or with one of our qualified coaches. At the end of each session there will be some free time to have some fencing bouts. Our classes are small, usually up to 8 participants so you can be sure of receiving individual attention to develop your fencing skills, Once you have finished the course, you can continue to attend the club if you wish and will receive further coaching to develop your fencing technique.
Junior beginners: 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 eight. 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.
The club is open from 7.30 - 10pm on a Monday evening, with the juniors finishing at 8.30pm. Whilst the adults fence all year, the juniors do not fence during the school breaks. The club is closed on a bank holiday.
In the main hall at Wyndley Leisure Centre:
Cost for the junior members is per half term (or £6.00 per week). For the adults it is £120/£90 for 6 months or £8/6 weekly. You will also need to acquire insurance through the BFA.
If you have any queries or need more information, please contact Julie by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone Gavin on 0121 355 2715.
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