WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY FENCING CLUB
We are amongst the most prestigious and highest achieving clubs at the University of Surrey. We offer the chance to anyone to try fencing as either a social sport or hone that competitive edge, from beginner to national level. Many of our current and former members represent their country on the international stage.
Here you will find the necessary contact information if you have any queries at all and we will do our best to help you out. Our Facebook page and groups are the best way to stay up to date with our upcoming events, training information, team socials, and other much more so make sure to like the page and once you find out that you have got into the University of Surrey go ahead and send a request to join our facebook group . Feel free to add some committee members, meet new people all the while making sure you remain up to date.
The club has two full time coaches who give 1 to 1 lessons in any of the 3 weapons (Foil, Epee and Sabre) free of charge. They, with the help of experienced student coaches, also deliver our 6 week beginner's program. Both of them also often travel with the teams to matches to lend their support and mentor our athletes for optimum performance. Andy Reynolds was county and regional captain for 10 years and during that time made Surrey the most successful counties at the time. He has now retired from competing and primarily coaches the Univeristy club as well as Surrey Swords.
Graham Forster was a top foilist in his own right. Now he coaches some of the top foil and epeeists in the country. He coaches at the club most nights and accompanies the team to matches when he can. Daniel Wide is a former Captain of the fencing club and has been fencing since he was 8. In that time he has won several county, region and national competitions even having captained Team England in the past. He is now turning his attention to coaching and is the dedicated sabre specialist at the club.
There is also an active social side to the club with highlights such as Weekly Socials, Christmas Dinners, Movie Nights and the End of Season formal President's Dinner to name a few which in my case truly enhanced my university experience here at Surrey. We have an ever growing club culture and play, train and work hard. There is something on offer for everyone!
Arguably the most famous swordmen ever, the words of The Three Musketeers sum up what we are all about: "All for one and one for All"
If you have any questions, feel free to contact myself or any of the other committee members.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Shahbaz Kamran Khan
USFC President 2016-2017
New Members - Pay here for semester one
What We Offer
We train in the recently built state-of-the-art Surrey Sport Parks which also houses a gym, Olympic sized swimming pool, strength and conditioning and circuit classes. The fencing club itself is the best outfitted in the south east with multiple sets of electronic scoring equipment. We also provide all the weapons, masks, and clothing you will need to take part.
For those who have never fenced before we have a dedicated 6 week lesson plan that will teach you all you need to know to become an awesome fencer. It has proved very effective and has seen the club win several medals at the county novices and intermediates over the last two years. we also have two internal awards for best male and female novice which we award at colours ball.
For experienced fencers we can offer a chance to fence on one of the teams. Selection is done on a continuous basis all year round, we know not every one can make every match! We have two men's teams and two women's teams and as such all levels of abilities are catered for.
The very best fencers who come to surrey there may be eligible for several sports scholarships available from the university and sports park.
Team Great Britain London 2012/ Rio 2016 Olympian and current world number 6 fencer James Andrew Davis (middle) picutred here attending the biennial charity fencing marathon hosted by the University of Surrey Fencing Club.
What We do
The fencing club trains three times a week on Monday, Thursday and Sunday nights. We practice all three weapons: foil, epee and sabre. We have four teams currently, two men's and two women's and we compete every wednesday in BUCS matches.We also compete in many other events from County competitions to National Opens which cater for everyone; from total novice to national athlete.
We also provide some volunteering opportuities and deliver introductory fencing sessions to local schools and at special open days.Every alternate year we run a charity event, with last year's event, a 24-Hour Fencing Marathon raising £3000 for Trekstock: http://www.trekstock.com/
President: Shahbaz Kamran Khan
Vice President: Kathryn Marshall
Treasurer - Joao Aguiar
Press and Media Officer - Emily Ruaux
Quartermaster- Samantha Kwong
Events Officer - Nick Spencer
Beginners Rep- Akhil Tomy
2014 - 2015
- Men's 1st Team Promoted to the Premiership making us the first Team Surrey club ever with 2 premiership teams
- Abbi Mathews was voted Sports Woman of the Year
- Freddy Bennett and Emily Ruaux both got bronze medals at the BUCS Individuals in there respective weapons
- Retained the Barwell Cup and Surrey County Team Sabre
- A huge haul of medals from the Surrey County Novices & Intemrediates
-Women's team come 2nd in the Premiership and make the semi finals of the cup
- Men’s 1st win the league and make the semi final of the cup
- Together they amassed 123 BUCS points, a record score for a Surrey Sports club
- Liz Ng and Emily Ruaux come 3rd and 2nd at the BUCS Individuals
- Emily was also voted Sports Woman of the Year
- The club also won several local and national open medals
- Women's team win their league and after a grueling set of playoffs are promoted to the BUCS Premiership division making them one of the highest ranked teams in the University.
- Men's 1st team win their league and are promoted to division 1A.
- Liz Ng wins the Beazley British National Fencing Championships in Women's Foil and is awarded University of Surrey Sports Women of the Year.
- The club once again cleans up at county circuit winning dozens of medals and trophies.
- At colours ball the club is again awarded 'Best Coach' and 'Best Charity Fundraiser'!
- Women's Team are entered into BUCS for the first time in a decade and smash their way to win the cup and the league!
- Liz Ng achieves another silver at the BUCS individuals.
- The club wins dozens of medals and trophies on the county circuit, retaining several of them.
- several of the fencers achieve national rankings for the first time
- At colours ball the club is awarded 'Best Non BUCS Club', 'Best Coach' and 'Best Charity Fundraiser' after our 24 hour fencing marathon which raised over £4,500!
- Men's1st team are undefeated all season and win both the league and the cup in an amazing final again the University of Surrey Men's 2nd team.
- Liz Ng wins silver at the BUCS individuals.
- The club is awarded best club at the Colours Ball.
- We also win several major county titles, both in team and individual events.
- Men's1st team win the South East Cup and are narrowly beaten by Imperial who win the league.