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SFC runs beginners' courses

Full details on the beginners' page

You are invited to come for a taster
At most times - at mutual convenience

Next Beginners' course 08/06/17
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Junior classes

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Presidents Cup pic WM President's Cup '07 - Angela Roberts winning team
Photo: P Baron
Steve P pic
Steve Potter Nat. Vets. Champs '07 40+ winner
Photo: P Baron
P Baron Limoges pic
Peter Baron - World Vets Champs '03 60+ Sabre champion
Photo: F Mills

Read about a fairly successful club....
Club Details

A friendly informal club with some members who train and compete at open competitions and other national and international events and other purely 'social' members. Whatever your aims, drop in and you will be guaranteed a friendly welcome. Beginners will be offered an introductory course, whilst experienced fencers will gain from the excellent coaches and competitive fencers who make up the club. Visitors are also welcome. Whatever your fencing background see the section on ENROLMENT below.

Venue :
  Pedmore Technology College
   Grange Lane
   Stourbridge, DY9 7HS

 





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Times :

Thursday nights
Juniors (8yrs-School Yr7) 6.15p.m. to 7.15p.m.
Juniors (Yr7 upwards)      7.15p.m. to 8.15p.m.
Seniors                              8.00p.m. to 10.00p.m.

(An alternative evening may be offered again, subject to demand.)

 

How to join the club:
    Those who are fencers may come along immediately either as visitors or to join - as long as they have up-to-date national governing body membership (see below). Those who have fenced in the past but have no membership MUST arrange NGB membership first. See next paragraph and/or contact the club to discuss how to do this. Beginners should look at the page designed for them - use the tab above to get to it - to find out about our beginners' courses.
 


Enrolment :

Before fencing, all newcomers to the club, except those enrolled on a beginners' course or taking part in a taster, need to be members of British Fencing (or an equivalent body).

Beginners will need to join on completion of their course, if they join the club. The will have the process explained and can see how to arrange this on the beginners' pages.
Visitors will need to produce proof of current valid membership.

Full details of BFA membership may be found on the BFA web site, as can an application form which can be completed and paid for on line. Application for "Social" membership should be made through the BFA web site. It is only valid for one club but does now include a voucher to extend membership for one local competition. This formality has to be completed in advance.


 

Subscriptions and costs:
    A list of current subscription fees can be
here
All equipment is provided until newcomers are sufficiently committed to buy their own. So there are no additional costs.

 


Swordmark :

Swordmark is the British Fencing equivalent of Sport England's generic Clubmark. It is more sport specific but has the same goal of ensuring that a club has fulfilled the criteria to ensure that it is a fit and safe place for young and old to participate in the sport of fencing.
Stourbridge Fencing Club registered for the scheme and is well on the way to achieving that goal. It has appointed a Welfare Officer and has all of the most relevant policy documents in place. These serve to enshrine in written form the long-standing ethos of the club that everyone should be welcome and treated equally and with respect and friendship. There remain a few more "i's" to be dotted and "t's" to be crossed before submission of the application for assessment, especially as the criteria have changed and the club has established a junior group whilst the process has been ongoing, requiring more documentation.