Autumn Term Newsletter

We have had a great start to this year! Firstly, a big Imperial Fencing Club welcome to all of our new members. It is great to see so many new people joining us this year.


We thoroughly enjoyed partaking in Freshers Fair; drawing in the crowds on Dalby court with fencing demonstrations. It was a great success, as we had many people signing up to our mailing list, team trails and taster sessions. Many thanks to our club members for their help with this event.


We saw some brilliant fencing at our competitive team trials. Congratulations to those who made it onto one of our fencing teams and best of luck with your matches! We also have a large turnout every Friday of enthusiastic beginners for our novice course, which will run until the end of term. Many of our novices have entered the National Novice competition in Warwick (which will take place on November 30th. We wish them the best of luck!


Our BUCS results so far:


Imperial Men’s 3rds:

16th October: Imperial 62 – 135 UCL 2nd Team


23rd October: Imperial 131 – 103 Hertfordshire 1st Team

London Team Trophy



30th October: Imperial 88 – 131 City
Imperial Men’s 2nds:

13th November: Imperial 135-65 Sussex


Imperial Women’s 2nds:

76-135 – Royal Holloway

120-130 – Queen Mary

38-135 – UCL

Freshers Fair


The Men’s 1st Team had their first matches of the year last weekend, and won all their matches! More results to come soon.83-127 – Sussex
131-107 – Brunel

So overall massive congrats to everyone on the teams!


The Women’s 1st Team have their first matches tomorrow (20th November) and this weekend – good luck!


More BUCS matches will happen every Wednesday for the rest of term.


Congratulations to our club members Glen Ostacchini and Zoe Robinson who came 2nd and 9th places, respectively, in the Welsh open. Additionally, in the London Team Trophy, our epee team came 1st place and our sabre team came 2nd place. Well done!

The year has also kicked off with some great social events. Firstly, getting to know all the new club members over some delicious cocktails at B@1, and last week we had our annual Freshers bowling event, where many of us showed that we’re better fencers than bowlers.

Finally, we would like to welcome our new coach, Giorgio, to the club. He is proving to be a very popular teacher, skilled in all three weapons. Thank you for your great tuition so far!



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