Cotswold fencing club has been based in Cheltenham for at least the last 40 years, having moved venues several times during this period. Originally called Cheltenham fencing Club,the name was changed in 1983 to Cotswold Fencing Club, later on came the amalgamation with the Cheltenham YMCA Fencing Club.

 The club would welcome information and or copies of photos of the club in its early days.


 Pete Davis in his early fencing days.


Cotswold Fencing Club is affiliated to fencings National Governing Body(N.G.B.) British Fencing (England Fencing).


Our coaches are registered with England Fencing, and as required by N.G.B. hold valid first aid certificates, have attended a child protection course, and have CRB clearance to work with children.


 Link to British Fencing Safety Document July 2008


  The club constitution was changed in Dec 2008 to include Child Welfare Officer, and descriptions of the club officers posts. It was then updated in Dec 2010 to align with the clubmark requirements.

 Club Nights

 The general format of a club night :-

Juniors now have 2 sessions the first starting @6pm, and the second starting @7pm : The format is the same for both sessions : (20 mins) Footwork or fencing related games, (25 mins) : Group Lesson,  (15 mins) : Free fencing

Seniors Start (8-8.15) : Footwork /warm-up,  (8.15 - 8.50): Group Lessons - Beginners / Foil / Epee/ Sabre, (8.50 - 10) Free Fencing / Individual Lessons.

 On the last Wednesday of the month, a small club competition is run instead of the usual activities. (Pool sheets and boxes). See "Club Competition" page for more details.
Also on the second wednesday of the month we spend 20 minutes covering theory topics, including weapon maintenance,  phrasing, refereing, rights of way...etc...