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Portsmouth & Southsea Fencing Club juniors meet immediately before the adult session on Mondays at the same venue.

Fencing provides a different perspective from the usual team sports available at schools, placing a strong emphasis on sportsmanship, self-discipline and personal development. Uniquely in Hampshire, we focus on sabre fencing for juniors. Fencing is an exciting sport where tactics are just as important as fast footwork and lightning reflexes. If your child is a budding swashbuckler then this is the place for them!

We always welcome beginners and experienced fencers alike. Youngsters must be at least 8 years old to join the club. (Teenagers may be more at home in the adult session, so feel free contact us for advice if you’re not sure.)

The junior session is lead by Prof. Andrew Norris, a professional fencing master (Maitre d’Armes) with experience training beginners and competitive fencers of all ages. Training sessions involve a mixture of group practice and sparring, including the use of electric scoring boxes for more experienced fencers.

All equipment is provided at no extra charge. Participants should wear long sports trousers, t-shirt and indoor trainers, and bring a bottle of water.

Venue: St Edmund Catholic School, Upper Arundel St, Portsmouth, PO1 1JU
Times: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Junior prices: £5 per session, or £15 per month standing order

For dates, please see our calendar on the home page

Note added 06/05/2019: due to a combination of bank holidays and personal leave, junior sessions are suspended until June 3rd.

We generally have plenty of space to admit new members and there are no formal beginner classes, but if you are thinking of joining us we would appreciate you letting us know in advance – please send a message to portsmouth@southhampshirefencing.co.uk