Breaking News: U10 Epee Competition Feb 22nd

classic fencing lungeU10 Epee has been cancelled for lack of entries. U10 Foil proceeds on Sunday, 22nd February. New poster attached.

You can book into the competition, or any of our other hub development day activities these links:

  • U10 Foil Competition
  • Epee and Foil Development Training
    First Aid Course

U10 Competitors and parents are invited for a morning training session (optional) to get comfortable before the competition starts in the afternoon.

You will need a BF membership, but a social membership is sufficient to get started.

The competition will be using electrics, so please arrange to borrow equipment from your club or get in touch if you need help tracking it down.

The U10 Foil competition is proceeding as planned this Sunday, February 22nd.

If you have an u10 (on the 1st Jan 2015) who would like to compete in foil and haven’t booked in yet, you have till noon on Friday to do so. 

Entry costs £15, online entry can be found at:

Just to confirm the arrangements for the u10 fencers are:

  • 10ish to 11am – warm-up, stretching, footwork
  • 11ish to noon – chat about preparation and what to expect at a competition
  • Lunch
  • group warm-up
  • competition
  • medal presentation

You don’t need to attend the morning session to compete, but we highly recommend it as a way for younger fencers to get relaxed and comfortable in the environment and have more fun.

Meanwhile… parents, family members, we have  plans for you too. We want you to join us in an informal chat session over coffee about topics such as…

  • looking forward to the different types of competition available
  • what your fencer should take to a competition
  • what happens at competitions
  • some ideas about how to help your fencer and yourself
  • what you might like to know about set-up, refereeing and armourers

Fencers, please arrive in comfortable clothes (t-shirt, tracksuit or similar) to do the first session.

To compete you will need to be in full kit and 0 size weapons. Let us know if you need help sourcing equipment!

Please make sure you all bring lunch along.

Tea, coffee and some tuck will be available

Please note this is a SFR Hub Development Day and there will be some others around working on their foil and epee. We hope this helps with the u10s and relaxes them as they are made to feel part of some of what happens at a HDD, whilst making it special for them


Any questions please feel free to email me and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Julie Bennett, Southern Region Fencing