Training weekends 2017/2018

In 2017/2018 we will be hosting a series of training weekends. These courses, organised in partnership with the British Academy of Fencing, will mix personal performance for fencers with coach education for new and developing coaches.

The course will be staffed by Prof. Andrew Norris, Vice-President of the BAF and Head Coach of Southampton Epee Club.

Who can attend?

Fencers - personal performance focused on epee for adults and competitive juniors including group training, sparring, and individual lessons with developing coaches

Coaches (levels 1-3) - personal performance hand-in-hand with coach education (foil, epee or sabre) focusing on the BAF syllabus

Coaches (advanced/diploma) - join in with main course or work independently on exam questions with guidance

Although the coaching element of the course will focus on preparing you for BAF coaching awards, coaches simply looking to refresh their skills or get new ideas are also welcome to attend.


Course details

Coaches should wear appropriate protective equipment for coaching. Legs and arms must be covered. Fencers should wear full fencing kit.

23rd September 2017
28th & 29th October 2017
18th & 19th November 2017
20th & 21st January 2018
28th January 2018 – coaching exams

Note: On 28th January there will be no formal training sessions, but we will need fencers to attend to take part in class and individual lessons as part of the coaching exams. There will be no charge for fencers attending on this day and lunch will be provided for all those who come to help out, so please save the date.


Times:   10:00am - 4:00pm

Venue:   Mountbatten School,
Whitenap Lane, Romsey, SO51 5SY

£30 per day
OR £45 for a whole weekend
OR £160 for the whole course
(coaching exam fees not included)

Early bird discount: 10% off if payment is made online at least 7 days in advance of the first day of the course

There are only a limited number of places available on our courses, so apply early to avid disappointment.

Please complete the Application Form and return it along with the course fee to reserve your place.

Please contact us if you have any questions.