Fascinated by sword fights in films?
Intrigued by the fast-paced and tactical sword-fighting sport?
Warwick Fencing is where you can kit up and learn the Olympic sport of Fencing.
A test of both mental and physical agility, fencing combines speed, technique, and strategy.
One of the only 5 sports to have taken place at every modern Summer Olympics, it truly is an international sport with a great deal of history and a whole lot of fun.
WELCOME TO WARWICK UNIVERSITY FENCING CLUB
We are a friendly, competitive, and sociable three weapon Fencing Club affiliated with the University of Warwick.
We have an inclusive attitude where members range from complete beginners to international fencers. Whatever your ability, Warwick Fencing is a place where you can thrive.
No kit or previous experience is required.
For experienced fencers, there is the opportunity to compete with the Men's or Women's Teams who compete in the BUCS Men's and Women's Midlands 1a Leagues respectively.
We also have a Men's Second Team who compete in friendlies against other University teams.
Our beginners are introduced to Fencing through our bespoke Novice Programme, building knowledge in all three weapons, and having the opportunity to compete in the National Novices' Competition run by us!
Louis Gosling– President
A word from our President
It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to the Warwick University Fencing Club’s website.
Fencing at Warwick has a proud history and can lay genuine claim to being one of the most open and successful sports societies at the university. Our club includes both absolute beginners, where we provide both novice coaching and all the necessary kit to ensure a seamless and inclusive introduction to fencing, and vastly experienced fencers who continue to compete at the highest level of the sport in this country. We run several competitions throughout the year: our National Novice’s Competition, the largest of its kind in the country, providing our beginners with a gentle introduction to the competitive side of the sport; and the Warwick Open offering a local event for our members as it looks to build on the incredible success of last year’s edition following its return post-Covid. The club also provides access to, and participates in, a number of wider skill development opportunities within fencing, allowing our members to become fully qualified referees, coaches, and armourers. This combined with our growing and exciting social scene means that Warwick Fencing really is a club for all. As we seek to build on last year’s phenomenal success, in which the Men’s team won their league and the club saw huge growth in all areas, there really is no better time to get involved with fencing at the university. Whether you’ve never picked up a sword before, you’re an international fencer, or something in between – our club is the place for you, and we look forward to seeing you at one of our club sessions in future during what is a truly exciting time for fencing at Warwick.
QUOTES ABOUT FENCING
"I was immediately attracted to fencing because it seemed like a romantic, melodramatic form of combat."
"Fencing made me feel for the first time like a winner"
“Fencing isn't really fighting. It's more like chess with the risk of puncture wounds.”