Newton Abbot Fencing Club dates back over 30 years and is one of the longest established sports clubs to meet at the Dyrons Leisure Centre. Initially a Newton Abbot club, in 1998 it added an extra night on a Tuesday to meet in and serve the people of the Totnes area.
All three weapons (foil, epee and sabre) are practised. When from time to time the need arises, the club has been pleased to welcome people with physical handicaps under the umbrella of ‘wheelchair fencing’. Fencing is a sport that particularly lends itself to this, and the challenge from a fencer in a wheelchair can be as great and just as difficult as facing your opponent on a conventional fencing piste.
The club has been the starting point for fencers who have achieved international status and been selected to represent Great Britain.
On occasions the Club has assisted local drama groups to put together fights for stage productions (e.g. Hamlet).
The club has three coaches and meets four times a week. It is affiliated to the National organisation, the British Fencing Association and is a member of the Devon County Fencing Union.
We run classes for all ages and abilities and welcome new members.
If you are in Devon and thinking of giving fencing a try, then check out our FREE Trial offer. We would love to meet you.
My son has been fencing at the Totnes venue for the last few years and thoroughly enjoys it.
He has gained confidence, co-ordination, fitness and has competed nationally.
I have been fencing for a relatively short time but this club is the most welcoming, warm and friendly, I have come across.
I have always wanted to do fencing and took the plunge late in life. It has turned out to be everything I had hoped and expected. I happily recommend to anyone.
Mondays – 19:30 to 21:00
Coached by Jan Lacey BAF (Seniors)
Wednesdays – 18:00 to 19:30
Coached by Jim Pilkington (Juniors)
Tuesdays – 20:00 to 22:00 Totnes Pavilion Leisure Centre
Borough Park Road
Totnes TQ9 5XW
Coached by John Evers (Juniors AND Seniors)
Fridays – 19:30 to 21:00 Bridford Village Hall
(opposite the church)
Coached by John Evers (Seniors)