Training

Saints Fencing is one of the University’s high performance clubs and offers structured class sessions in all three weapons – Foil, Epee and Sabre.

Team selections are based upon individual performance within the club’s team try-out events and other external tournaments. A holistic integrated approach to training is constantly being developed, monitored and evaluated in order to increase the effectiveness of our programme. Players on each of the squads are supported by a multidisciplinary team and have access to: 

  • Squad training once a week 
  • Individual coaching sessions with the Director of Fencing 
  • Fencing specific Strength and Conditioning sessions supervised by accredited S&C coaches 
  • Sports science, nutritionists, massage therapists, physiotherapists and sports psychologists 
  • Regular video analysis throughout the season 
  • Competitive fixtures throughout the season, with team matches typically being fought on a Wednesday afternoon 
  • One week of full time pre-season training camp 

Training Times

Training takes place in the Sports Hall (unless otherwise noted)

  • Mondays: Beginner Session from 20:00 to 22:30
  • Wednesdays: Open Box from 13:00 to 17:00
  • Fridays: Team Training from 12:30 to 16:30
  • Sundays: Intermediate and Team Training from 18:30 to 21:00