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Commonwealth Fencing

Posted: Monday, 19 February, 2018

NE Region England Fencing are inviting expressions of interest from the local fencing community, to become part of the ’Touche Toon Army’ of volunteers as part of the Commonwealth Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships taking place in Newcastle 23rd to 30th July 2018.
Volunteer roles will be available for experienced and non-experienced in fencing as we are looking for many skill sets!
To register as a volunteer, you must be over 13yrs old (U18s will need parent/guardian consent). Training will be provided free and volunteer kit! Volunteers must make themselves available for training and confirm their availability during competition days.
This is a youth event so all volunteers will be required to have a clean current DBS check and have minimum British Fencing Supporter membership.

Yorkshire Senior & U14 Foil events

Posted: Thursday, 8 February, 2018

 These events will be on Saturday 24th February 2018 at York Railway Institue and will also be a qualifier for the new GB Cup.The GB Cup is a new annual National tournament for intermediate Regional fencers and the two highest placed eligible fencers in the Men’s and Women’s Senior Championships will qualify for the national finals. 

Further information including eligibility to compete in the GB Cup is available at:


 Please remember to indicate your interest in the GB Cup on your entry form.

New HFC Junior training sessions

Posted: Thursday, 18 January, 2018

We are holding Saturday training sessions for all Junior fencers from 11.15 to 1pm each month in 2018 at Rossett.All junior fencers are welcome at normal club rates , dates to follow.

Yorkshire Youth League 2018

Posted: Thursday, 11 January, 2018

The next youth competition will be 11th March 2018 at Parkside School - see Yorkshire Youth League website to enter

Emily wins award

Posted: Tuesday, 9 January, 2018

Harrogate fencer Emily Holder recently received her sport through adversity award for both swimming and Fencing, a great achievement and really well deserved.

More about Harrogate Fencing Club

Posted: Friday, 23 June, 2017

The earliest record of fencing at Harrogate Fencing club dates back to the early 1940s when archives show a handful members fencing on common land in Harrogate called the Stray. Over 75 years later the club has a reputation for being one of the top clubs in Yorkshire boasting in excess of over 150 active members . The key to the clubs success  is its highly diverse membership base which includes all types and all abilities of fencer ranging from those who want to come along just for a  ‘social fence’  to those athletes competing on the International circuit and from Wheelchair fencing to GB Modern Pentathletes.

 The club has very large catchment area thanks to its rural location and so it works closely with other clubs in North and West Yorkshire to ensure it offers complementary fencing nights. An average night the club see between 60-80 fencers sparring . The most the club has seen in one night was 130!

 A very strong community section very much underpins the ethos of the club ensuring that everyone, no matter of their ability or background, has the the opportunity to fence. 

 The community programme actively delivers GO Fence programmes to youth and community groups engaging children of all ages and abilities. The club has particularly strong links with primary schools (in excess of twenty GO Fence primary school programmes are run each term across North Yorkshire) and the club are also working alongside other community groups such as the Scout Association, Mencap and Special Olympics GB to try and widen participation in the sport.

 Club night, which runs every Wednesday, is split into three sessions depending on the ability and progression of the fencer.  Session 1 (6-7pm)  is for new beginners and those beginners who are working their way towards BF Levels 1 and 2 . Session 2 ( 7-8 pm) is for Cadet fencers who are generally competing at Yorkshire Youth League and Leon Paul Junior Series events . Session 3 (8-10pm)  is for adult and junior fencing and caters for the social fencer through to ranked fencers competing on the national and International circuits.

The Junior section starts with fencers from the age of 7 through to 14 years old. Junior foil courses run every term and these offer a natural progression to metal fencing for those budding fencers who discover the sport through the community programme.

 Five qualified coaches split their time between epee and foil and between them run both groups sessions and 1-2-1 private sessions. During all sessions the coaches, when numbers allow, try to give all fencers a short private lesson and will extend these with fencers who are entering competitions.  

 The Club is currently, with the help of British Fencing, working towards its Sport England Club mark  Accreditation

 All the fencing takes place on Wednesday evenings at Rossett Sports Centre. For more information please visit our website.   

If you are reading this and fancy calling in for a fence on your way up and down the A1 please do. We would love to see you. 

Emily wins award

Posted: Thursday, 30 March, 2017

Well done to Harrogate fencer Emily Holder who has been awarded the Young Achiever of the year award for Disability Sport in Yorkshire.

New equipment orders

Posted: Tuesday, 15 November, 2016

If you would like to order any equipment through the club please complete the order form on the equipment price list (in links & downloads section) and either e-mail it or bring it to the club

Yorkshire U14 Foil - York Railway Institute

24 February 2018

Yorkshire Senior Foil - York Railway Institute

24 February 2018

Yorkshire Youth League - Penistone School Sheffield

11 March 2018

Adult and Childrens Beginners courses 2018

25 April 2018

Commonwealth Fencing

23 July 2018