Cambridge Fencing Club

Cambridge Fencing Club is a three weapon club for men and women. We use a number of electric pistes for all three weapons. Several coaches cover all levels of proficiency in all 3 weapons. We often have company from Cambridge Sword members and occasionally fencers from the University, and encourage all our members to enter competitions as often as possible.


Cambridge Cadets

Cambridge Cadets Escrime an electric foil fencing club providing coaching and training for 8-16 year old fencers. Beginners are welcome and are invited to join once they have completed one of the short introductory courses run during the summer holiday and during term time by the club or Cambridge City Council's Citysport.


Cambridge Sword

Cambridge Sword is primarily a fencing club for young people although the advanced sessions are open to adults. Our coach, Pierre Harper, is a very experienced former Olympic fencer who is able to offer excellent coaching in foil for all levels.


Cambridge Fencing Club on BBC Cambridge Radio

Club Chairman, Peter Lennard, and Publicity Officer, Elizabeth McWilliams, appeared on BBC Radio to publicise the club and give the presenter a lesson in fencing! Hear us on (2.05 hrs into the programme).

Cambridge Open Air – 5th July – Important Message

We are aware of a decision made by the FIE regarding Leon Paul Epee blades, manufactured after 2012. BFA have informed us that our Open Air Comp will not be affected by this decision.

Upcoming Club Dates

The next beginners course will start on 30th April (with a taster session on 16th April) – see course page. A refereeing course, run by Mike Ellis, is being held on 23rd May at St Neots – see course page. The Cambridge Open Air Epee competition will be taking place on Sunday 5th July – […]

Gabor Hadalin to coach at CFC

We are delighted to announce that Gabor Hadalin, a highly experienced Level 5 3-weapon coach, will start coaching at Cambridge Fencing Club as of 15th January.  He will be coaching group and individual sessions between 7pm – 10pm each club night.

Fencing Beginners Course 22nd January

The New Year’s Beginners Course starts on Thursday 22nd January and will run for 10 weeks.  The course costs £92 which includes 10 x 1 hr lessons, full use of club kit and 4 months membership to Cambridge Fencing Club.  Please see the Courses page for more details.

Christmas & New Year Dates

The Club’s Handicap competition is being held on 4th December – prizes for those who get involved in the most fights; drinks and Christmassy nibbles for all! The Club will be closed on Thurs 25th December and Thurs 1st January (as you might expect). The Cambridge Winter Open Tournament is taking place on 3rd & […]

Cambridge Open Air 2014 – Results

Click on the above title for links to the following: Men’s epee results; Men’s tableau Women’s epee results

Club Dates: AGM & Next Beginners Course

The Club AGM will take place at 8pm Thursday 12th June in the main gym. The next Beginners course will start Thursday 11th September, running for 10 weeks (until 13th Nov).  See the Courses page ( for more details.

Cambridge Open Air Epee Competition 2014

The date for the Cambridge Open Air Epee tournament is Sunday 13th July. See for more details.

Fencing Club Social Tuesday 18th Feb

The Fencing Club Social is on Tuesday 18th February.  We will be meeting at The Mitre Pub on Bridge Street, from 6.30 pm onwards.  The meal at The Strada, Trinity Street, is booked for 7.45 pm.  See you there.