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! Training this year will be: Mondays: The Plant Pot, 4:00pm - 6:00pm/Team Southampton Sports Hall, 6:30pm-7:30pm Thursdays: The Activities Room: 4:00pm - 7:30pm Fridays: Team Southampton Sports Hall: 5:00pm - 6:30pm Saturdays: Novices Training, Team Southampton Sports Hall: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

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The Committee

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

Daniel Powers
Armourer
Oscar O'Hara
Men's 1st Captain
Samuele Cordone
Men's 2nd Team Captain
Joseph Gough
Novice Representative
Andrej Gotal
Ordinary Member
Lena Smith
President
Jay Pennels
Secretary
Zac Brookes
Social Secretary
Keziah Struselis
Treasurer
Deyan Dikanski
Webmaster
Lena Smith
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
Year Membership£70.0003/10/2022 - 18/06/2023This membership covers the whole academic year and entitles the individual to attend advanced training sessions, novice sessions, and BUCS competitions. Members can also benefit from time with the club coach, as well as make use of any of the club kit and equipment during training sessions if required.
Semester 2 Membership£40.0030/01/2023 - 17/06/2023This membership covers the second semester of the year from January to June and entitles the individual to attend any of the training sessions (advanced and novice), as well as time with the club coach, and the loan of kit during training sessions if required.

Constitution

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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