Abingdon Fencing Club - Friendly and inclusive club promoting fencing for over 30 years

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Welcome to Abingdon Fencing Club

We are a friendly and inclusive club which has been promoting the sport of fencing in Abingdon and South Oxfordshire for over 30 years. Whether you are completely new to the sport or an experienced competition fencer you will find a warm welcome from our members of all ages and ability.

The club has an excellent venue in the new Sports Complex of the School of St Helen and St Katharine in Faringdon Road, Abingdon OX14 1BE with ample parking available. Changing facilities and showers are available at the venue. If you are attending for the first time, please contact us to obtain the access code. Unfortunately due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, we are currently unable to meet at SHSK and therefore are instead meeting at Wootton and Dry Sandford Community Centre (OX13 6DA).

We meet every Thursday evening from 8.15pm until 10.00pm with our structured junior class for children aged 8 – 16 running from 7.30pm to 8.15pm.
Bill Poynton
News / Updates

It is with great sadness that we have today (18 November 2020) learnt that Bill passed away 14 November in Somerset aged 85.

Bill was a long standing member of Abingdon Fencing Club and was also involved with the National Veterans Association as well as competing for Wales in the Commonwealth Fencing Championships. He loved his fencing and was very sad to have to give it up when he found he could no longer continue due to his poor health.

Bill started fencing when he was about 17/18 years old and remained involved on a regular basis during his RAF career, his subsequent working life and retirement. He will be greatly missed.

We would like to pass our thoughts and condolences on to his wife, Pauline, family and friends at this sad and difficult time.

Due to the current COVID restrictions, a small family ceremony will take place on Thursday 26 November. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society in remembrance of Bill. The Alzheimer’s society is the UK's leading dementia support and research charity for people living with dementia, their families and carers.

An online / watch again link has been made available. If anyone would like the link, please send a mail requesting the link

Bill you will be missed by all at the club - Rest in Peace.
New Fencers

New fencers undertake a 6 week course which will equip them with the skills to progress further if required whilst additional courses are offered to allow members to progress at their chosen weapon.
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Friendly and Family Orientated

Finally we pride ourselves on being friendly and family orientated and, whilst we have successful record in competitions at all levels, the most important thing is to enjoy ourselves.

We look forward to seeing you!
Finally we pride ourselves on being friendly and family orientated and, whilst we have successful record in competitions at all levels, the most important thing is to enjoy ourselves.
Junior Class with coach
Club Welfare Officer

Abingdon Fencing Club complies with the requirements of British Fencing to have a welfare officer in place and registered on the Welfare Register

Andrew Banks is the Club Welfare Office and should there be a requirement to contact him, Andrew can be reached on the following Number - +44(0)7941717136 or via our dedicated email address [email protected],org.uk

Abingdon Fencing Club complies with the welfare policies set out by British Fencing.
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