Getting Started

At HVFC, we are always happy to welcome new members to the club. We offer your first session as a free trial so that you can get a feel for the sport before committing further. When you are ready to commit to fencing, we can provide full details on how to register as a club member.

We cater for both casual and competitive fencers of any age*, ability, and fitness, and can provide all of the equipment you need to get started, so there’s really no reason to delay giving fencing a go today!

If you represent a group or organisation that is interested in having a go at fencing, this can be arranged subject to coach availability.

We have two sessions each week suitable for beginners, so feel free to join in at these sessions. Our dedicated team of coaches will be more than happy to introduce you to the fundamentals of the sport, and get you fencing in no time at all.

  • Saturday 11am – 12.30pm

Make sure you have the following with you for your first session:

  • Long pants (No shorts)
  • Sports shoes/trainers (No open-toe footwear)
  • Drink bottle

Send us an email at to let us know when you will be coming along, and to clarify any other questions you may have.

* We recommend a minimum age of six years