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Sept/Oct 2020 Update

Currently we have not heard from the University concerning our return at present we are enquiring with various local venues for a temporary home (if you know of any such venue please contact either Andy Courtney or Tim Miles).


At the moment we have a small venue for up to 6 invited fencers at a time (per hour) at Freshford Village Hall BA2 7UR:

Monday: 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm (2 hours)

Tuesday: 8:30pm-9:30pm and 9:30pm-10:30pm (2 hours)

Thursday 8pm-9pm (currently 1 hour, 2 hours from  24th September)


In order to be able to fence you must

  • register a declaration of interest ( https://bathswordclub.co.uk/covid19-form/ declaring yourself free from Covid-19 (please note there is currently no need to resubmit your details as our track and trace requirements will be be fulfilled by the coaches inviting you to a session and registering your presence) 
  • be a paid up member of the British Fencing
  • be a member of BSC as of March 2020 

Please ensure that you have read the current club rules (https://bathswordclub.co.uk/covid_rules/).  

There are online sessions for Junior sabreurs. Coach Nat Lewis runs a 30 min ‘Zoom games and footwork session’ on Monday mornings from 10:00. Parents – if you want your child to get involved please contact nat directly through facebook or by email at alchemist1289@googlemail.com.

Our coaches & partners are continually creating training resources.  You can start to explore these on our website here ( please be aware that the links and videos will direct you to other sites – Youtube for example ).   

Bath Sword Club, established in 1948 has been a part of the local community for the last 70 years. The club encourages fencers of all abilities and ambitions, and prides itself on its inclusive and friendly atmosphere.  We enjoy fencing and promoting all 3 weapons and have a senior club member as a mentor in each weapon to help new members participate in club nights and competitions as they likeCoaching is provided by professional, qualified coaches.

Bath Sword Club is a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) run by a Committee of volunteers.  We employ highly qualified professional coaches catering for all levels, from  beginners to potential Olympians and from juniors beginning their journiney in fencing to veteran fencers (some of whom are also begninning their journey into fencing!).  Our youngest member is 8 and our oldest member still regularly competing is in his 70s.

Our club members have a wide range of ability, from those just beginning fencing to those competing at international and world championship level. All are welcome and catered for, fencing is a fantastic sport to engage children and adults alike.  Our motto is 

LEARN, TRAIN, COMPETE – FENCE

The club has a tradition of hosting innovative events for the fencing community – the populur Excalibur competition – an annual inter -county competition.  Hosting BYC events and this this year introducing a junior Excalibur competition the UK’s only inter-county competition for juniors. 

Partnerships

We link with all sorts of organisations to provide programs to include more fencers at a grass roots level and to progress more experienced fencers to be the best they can be…

British Fencing Talent Development
British Veterans Fencing Association
sportEngland
Sport England Active Lives
Team Bath Talent Development Centre
South West Fencing
South West Fencing Regional Hub