Training schedule

When training with, or visiting, the Club, please abide by the Code of Conduct and the safety measures in the COVID-19 training plan.

Training times

Saturday (during school terms) – starts 5 Feb 2022

General training for Club members
9.30–10.30am – Sword Play
10.30–11.30am – Sword Skills
11.30am–1.00pm – Open team

Monday night (every week) – starts 31 Jan 2022

General training for Club members
7.00–8.30pm – Sword Skills and Open team

Thursday night (every week) – starts 27 Jan 2022

General training for Club members
7.00–8.30pm – Sword Skills and Open team
First Thursday of every month, fencers from other clubs are invited to come for bouting

Training groups

Young fencers

MFC’s training groups for young fencers are aligned with school years. Best practice tells us that training with school peers facilitates participation and engagement, enhances skills development and supports sociality and lifelong enjoyment of sport.

Sword Play – foil and epee
  • School years 1–4, plastic weapons
  • School years 4–5, metal weapons (blade size 3)
  • Skills, drills and fun
Sword Skills – foil, epee and sabre
  • School years 6–8
  • Metal weapons (blade size 3)
  • The beginning of structured bouting

Teen and adult fencers

From year 9 onwards fencers are part of the Club’s Open team. This grouping offers a more challenging training environment for development of enhanced skills, tactics and strategies and more opportunity to learn from fencing a variety of training partners.

Open team – foil, epee and sabre
  • School year 9 to adults
  • Metal weapons (blade size 5)
  • Comprehensive training