About The Club
The club is run on a 'not for profit' basis - by a small committee elected every November at the AGM. Coaching is provided by professional coaches, occasionally assisted by senior members.
The club encourages fencers of all abilities and ambitions and prides itself on it's inclusive atmosphere.
The Club has a long history of taking part in many local team competitions in the SE Region. These are friendly events which are really fun.
Streatham Fencing Club was formed in 1949, from an evening class started the previous year. The club was meeting at the TA Drill Hall on Mitcham Lane in Streatham in the early fifties - it moved to Dunraven School on Leigham Court Road in the mid Sixties where it has been ever since.
Q. Does the club run formal fencing classes or courses?
A. See the Classes.
Q. When and where does the club meet? A. The club meets every Thursday from September to the start of July (expect Christmas and Easter) between 7:00 - 9:30, Dunravan Lower School,
Mount Nod Road Entrance
Off Leigham Court Road,
SW16 2QB .
We use the new sports hall. If coming by public transport there are trains to Streatham Hill and buses along Streatham High Road. The 417 bus stops near the school
Q. Which weapons and to what standard? We fence all three weapons and all standards. (For experienced fencers - we have six or seven boxes in use each evening).
Q. What is the standard of fencing like? We have a wide range of fencers from complete beginners through to nationally ranked fencers.
Q. Am I too old to take up fencing? A. No - in fact a couple of our members have retired from work, but still fence; and quite a few have taken up the sport in their thirties and forties.
Q. What if I'm left handed? A. Fencing's a very good sport for left-handers - they learn to fence right-handers all the time, but the right-handers don't fence the left handers nearly so often.
Q. What age groups does the club cater for? A
The minimum age is 8 - the club was awarded a National Lottery 'Awards for All' grant to help set up a youth section. The youth section is for 8-15 year olds and runs from 6:00 to 7:00.