John Wilson – President
A word from our president
Hi there, and welcome to the website for the Warwick University Fencing Club. I’m John, a degree apprentice studying Software Engineering with the good fortune to be President of the club for a second year. We have a really good mix of members here, from novices who’d never even seen fencing all the way up to junior international fencers. While a lot of our members are just in it for fun, we also have many opportunities to compete at a high level with two BUCS teams and a number of opens we attend together as a club. For those new to the sport (as most of our members are), we provide all the kit you need free of charge, along with a planned training program culminating in our famous Warwick National Novices’ Tournament, where novices from unis across the country come to test what they’ve learned in one of the largest (and friendliest) novices’ competitions in the country. And YOU’LL have the home advantage. So come on in, check us out, and let us know if you have any questions; we’ll do our best to reply promptly. I hope to see you on the piste soon.
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.”