Fencing Club

Founded in 1930, Edinburgh University Fencing club is one of the university's most successful sports clubs and one of the best university fencing clubs in Britain.


Providing professional training for all fencers from complete beginners to seasoned competitors, EUFC caters to all three weapons: Foil, Epée and Sabre, in addition to catering to the needs of pentathlon athletes. We are confident we can provide a great club experience for all fencers from those who wish to hone their skills and compete to those who want to try something new. We do offer competition opportunities to all levels of fencers with BUCS Teams for Intermediate and Advanced fencers, as well as a non-BUCS affiliated team for novices. We're a friendly club, offering a range of training opportunities, from novice to international performance standard. 

To keep up to date with the club, please follow our Instagram page @edinburghfencing!



Coached Training has now finished for the year. We look forward to welcoming new members in September! The information below is based on the 2023-24 Academic Year and may be subject to change. 



All of our training sessions take place at St. Leonard's Land, Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ.

Our timetable for the Semester is as follows:

Monday 17:00-19:30 - Coached Training  (Sabre)- Gym 3

Monday 19:30-22:00 - Club Night: All 3 Weapons (Free Fencing and Coaching) - Gym 3

Tuesday 07:00-08:00 - Performance Training (Invite Only) - Gym 3

Wednesday 13:00-14:30 - Beginner* Training (Foil) - Gym 2

Saturday 09:00-11:00 - Beginner* Training (Foil) - Gym 3

Saturday 11:00-13:00 - Coached Training (Foil + Epee) - Gym 3

*Please note: the purchase of a beginner membership means that you are only able to attend these beginner sessions. However, with a full membership, you can attend any session, including the beginner sessions! 



If you do not have your own kit, then you will be able to rent kit from us. The rental is done on a semesterly basis, with a cost of £20 to rent and a deposit of £30 which will be returned to you when the kit is returned. Please keep up to date with our Instragram (@edinburghfencing) for details about the date(s) that we will be running the rental sessions. Smaller items such as bodywires, foil/sabre lames and masks, and weapons can be lent out for free on a session by session basis and do not need a pre-arranged rental. 

Please note that now we have rented out most of our stock of equipment and cannot provide certain items. If you have any queries about kit please email us at fencing@ed.ac.uk and we can see if we are able to provide the item you need. 



Throughout the year, we will be holding both drinking and non-drinking socials so there's something for everyone! Please keep an eye on our instagram account @edinburghfencing for more details.


CONTACT: If you have any questions with regards to getting involved with the club then e-mail us on fencing@ed.ac.uk.

Please be aware, to join this club (or any other EUSU sports club) you must have purchased a PEAK Sport & Exercise Gym Membership, which is available HERE. Please note, fines will be issued if a Peak Membership is not bought. 

Our Club Values:

  • Enjoyment
  • Inclusivity
  • Something for all abilities


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  • Beginner Upgrade to Full Membership (Single Semester)£30.00
  • Beginner Upgrade to Full Membership (Year)£60.00

Should an individual require a refund – this can only be done by the club you have joined in cash or cheque (at their own discretion). The Sports Union Membership cannot be refunded, and neither can the transaction fee.

You may be eligible for financial assistance to help you take part in sport. You can find more information about the University's Participation Grant and other hardship funds here.


  • Fencing Club Full Year Student Membership£100.00
  • Fencing Club Student Semester 2 Only£65.00
  • Fencing Club Non-Student Full Year Membership£125.00
  • Fencing Club Non-Student Semester 2 Only£80.00
  • Fencing Club Beginner Semester 2 Membership£35.00
  • Fencing Club Beginner Semester 2 Non-Student£50.00