Described by some as physical chess, fencing is an exhilarating sport that requires both mental and physical agility. We welcome and cater for all ability levels, from complete beginners to experienced and competitive fencers. We field teams at a number of competitions throughout the year, including the widely attended Warwick National Novices competition, specifically for fencers with less than two years experience, as well as the international and competitive X-SYSTRA Challenge in Paris. Varsity games also take place annually between Southampton and Portsmouth. The society also offers a number of social events throughout the year including the annual Pirate Social, quiz nights, a Christmas meal, and many more!

The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Fencing this year are:

Alessio Velardi
Jay Pennels
Men's 2nd Team Captain
Rohan Thakrar
Men's Captain
Thomas Munro-O'Brien
Ordinary Member
Matthew Jerome
Ewan Gauvin
Peter Varga
Hoi Lau
Lucy Croxford
Women's Captain

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Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Fencing, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

Please note that some memberships of this group may also require you to purchase Sport & Wellbeing membership from the University of Southampton in order to use the relevant sport facilities
You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Membership for one Semester£25.0007/09/2020 - 31/01/2021This membership covers the first semester of the year from September to January and entitles the individual to attend advanced training sessions and/or the course for novices. Members can also benefit from time with the club coach, and the loan of kit during training sessions if required. Due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a reduced fee, which is available to everyone affiliated with SUSU. Fees will be reviewed accordingly at the start of the second semester.


All SUSU clubs & societies must have a Constitution which governs how they run

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Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Fencing are available to view below