The Britsh Fencing Association’s Achievement Award Scheme has grading in all three weapons: foil, epée and sabre.

Nine awards for each weapon provide incentive for the progressive learning of fencing skills and theory. The skills required for each award are illustrated on colour-coded wall posters and fencers of all ages can monitor their progress by receiving tracksuit badges and certificates.

Fencers who wish to progress beyond Grade 3 at any weapon must be individual members of the BFA.

Who can issue awards?

  • Club Leaders may award Grade 1 Foil
  • Club Coaches may award up to Grade 3 at the weapons for which they are qualified
  • County Coaches may award up to Grade 6 at their weapons
  • Regional and Senior coaches may award Grades 1-9 at their weapons
  • Awards may be adapted for disabled fencers

BFA Achievement Awards are recognised by other organisations and can be included in Duke of Edinburgh Awards, requirements for the Stunt Register, Scouts and Guides Associations awards etc.

Visit the BFA, and search for “achievement awards”.

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Covid-19 – Return of club nights

We are reopening club nights from the 13th of August, at Wasp’s FC.

Space is limited to a maximum of 24 people

An email has been sent out to club members, if you intend to fence please reply for numbers management and contact tracing; or contact the club via its facebook page.

If you can’t make it on the day, please contact us so that we can fill your spot from the a waiting list.

If you don’t receive an email from the club with a survey please let us know.

These sessions are prioritised for club members, we can only accept guests if there spaces not taken by club members.


August 10th, 2020

Next Adult Beginners Course

Looking for a last minute present?

Want to get fit after Christmas?


Our next beginners course will start on Thursday 16th January.

Contact Paul on paul@hardens.me.uk

December 23rd, 2019

Subscriptions for 2019-2020

There are 2 options for membership this year: 

1: Thursdays only 

OR

2: Mondays and Thursdays

Mondays’ will be 1930 to 2130 in Wasps.

Mondays’ session will be for 25 weeks: 23rd September to 9th December and 13th of January to 6th April.

(Thursdays’ will be on all year as current)

For Thursdays only:

Adults: £400

Students/U18’s: £250

Summer only Students: £125

For Mondays and Thursdays:

Adults: £650

Students/U18’s: £425

September 14th, 2019

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