Fencing Club (Falcons)

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We're a club ran by students, for students. We welcome anyone who is interested from all age groups, whether you have experience of the sport or if you simply would like to try something new.

Find us training in Hall 1 at the Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre, every Thursday from 7-8:30pm.

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/aston_fencingfalcons/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/astonfalcons/



We will be running our sessions to follow all government guidlines and British Fencing COVID standards and the steps we are taking to keep you safe can be found in the club risk assessment or by asking one of the committe members. We'll be wearing face masks during and outside of training and taking regular breaks to sanitise during sessions.  

Join our WhatsApp group chat for more information and to keep updated; just DM us on Instagram and we'll be more than happy to sort this out and keep in contact with you. 

Not yet convinced? Have a look at our instagram @aston_fencingfalcons ran by our social secretary to see some of our fun social events and what we get up to throughout the year! 


  • Standard Fencing Falcons Club Membership = £45 (for the year)

  • Social Membership = £10 (for the year)

  • *Insurance fees = £15

*These fees are paid to the Athletic Union and will be added at the checkout section. If you are already a member of an Aston University Sports club you will not need to pay these fees twice.  


We fence with foil, Épée and sabre for beginners to the most experienced of fencers.

Foil - this is the weapon that you see when you Google "fencing" and it's what most people think of; it's the smallest of three weapons and it often the first weapon people will learn to fence with. It can only be used to target areas of the body such as the torso (using the point of the blade).

Épée - this is the heaviest of the three weapons and is often considered as the slowest tool to fence with. It has a much larger guard than the foil; allows one to target any part of the opponent as long as they're made with the point of the weapon.

Sabre - this weapon is different to the others as it awards points for hits using both the point and the side of the blade. Hits are allowed to be made anywhere above the waist with the sabre.

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Click here to view the Club Covid-19 Risk Assessment


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