Unfortunately the club is closed at present due to a shortage of coaches.

Every attempt is being made to find other coaches and we hope the club will open one day. Alternative local clubs can be found here

Please send a message of your interest as a fencer or coach via our contact page as this will provide support for our future opening plans.

We apologise for the disappointment this will bring to our existing and prospective members but these things happen at times.

Enquiries through the Contact Page please

Update: Members Oscar Pouw, John Prineous and Oleg Tereschenko have been seen fencing in competitions and attending other clubs in 2021.

Bromley Fencing Club is based at The Harris Academy in Orpington in easy reach of Petts Wood, the Crays, Biggin Hill, Farnborough, Sevenoaks and Bromley.

Young girl refereeing two boys
Refereeing the fellas while a fourth studies technique from a lower level! (Click all our pictures for a larger version)

Ages range from 8 to 18 but adults are welcome too and for both boys and girls, men and women.

We meet on Sundays between 10am and 12noon which is ideal for young people who have a busy school schedule or lots of activities during the week but need to burn off some energy at the weekend. And keep them off the game consoles!

All equipment is provided, all you need to do is provide something to drink such as squash or water. Do make sure you have some breakfast or your energy will fade before the end of the session.

Practicing a surprise attack called the fleche (arrow)
Practicing the fleche (arrow) surprise attack

A session starts with warm up games and fencing related exercises followed by fencing  and individual coaching lessons.

We also have electric scoring kit which is used at all competitions these days.

Beginners are welcome at any time.

We have two well qualified and DBS(CRB) certified British Fencing coaches

The cost is £110 per term(*) for juniors and adults which can vary between 11 and 14 weeks or £10 per single session, which is really good value for a healthy physical and mental exercise and being kept occupied!

Discount available for two or more from same family

(*) Please note fees will vary by length of term and number of members

Fencers have the opportunity to enter County and Regional competitions and to take British Fencing Achievement Awards or just fence for fun and exercise.

Coach Mike Belfourd with the class of 2016
Coach Mike Belfourd with the class of 2016 [click for larger pic]

Club dates and fee changes

The Club is up and running in its new home at The Priory School

See the Club Calendar for dates through to July 2014.

Due to the increased costs of the new venue and a slight reduction in attendance, fees have changed.

The Annual fee is £25 for the year, £35 for senior (18+) and £50  for family.

The session fee is now £6 per week

Success for Bromley in Kent Foil Competition

Seif Zafran took the Silver Medal at the 2013 Annual Kenty County Foil competition for Under 16 year olds.

The competition, on Sunday 10th November, took place at Tonbridge School Sports Centre where Seif competed against twelve other boys from clubs in Maidstone, Tenterden, Blackheath, Beckenham and a large contingent from Tonbridge School.

2013 Kent U16 Medal winners
Sief Zafran (left) with the other medal winners from Tonbridge, Bishop Challoner in Beckenham and Blackheath with Corsini King of Kent County Amateur Fencing Union

Club member Deniz Ali came 8th being knocked out in the quarter-final.

The competition was won by Tate Essien from Bishop Challoner school in Beckenham.

This was a really good result for Seif who has only been fencing a short while and a very satisfying outcome for Bromley Club.

The full results can be seen here

Bromley Competition 2013

Bromley Fencing Club hosted their first competition!

It was held at Darrick Wood School on Sunday 2nd June and was for individual  boys and girls in age groups U11, U14 and U16 using their age on 31st December 2012.

This was an exciting addition to the annual competition calendar and a first for the Bromley club. It was easily reached via the M25 and A21 and attracted nearly 50 entries.

It was open to anyone living or attending a club in Kent, Surrey or South East London.

Results on the KCAFU website (opens in a new window/tab)