Nottingham City Fencing Club

March 2014

We wish Simon all the best as he enters his first veterans event this Sunday 2/3/14. Good look from all at NCFC   

A number of our fencers are off to fence in France

November 2012

Congratulations to Simon Wilson for winning the 2012 BDFA Cat A Foil Nationals. Simon also was runner up in the Mens Cat A Epee and came 4th in the Mixed Sabre.

September 2012

AGM held some key points as follows:

  1. Epee and Sabre beginners courses to run this season for current members proficient in foil.
  2. Club competition is being revived and will run again details to follow.
  3. Cornhill Cup will run again in 2013.
  4. Free taster session on the 28th of September.
  5. 3 Beginners courses scheduled.
  6. Additional scoring boxes to be in place this calendar year.

Simon Wilson competes as part of the Paralympics GB Mens Foil Team at the Excel exhibition centre in the London 2012 Paralympics.

July 2012

The Cornhill cup steam team foil event again runs at Rushcliffe Leisure Centre. Nottingham City enters three teams and the competition is well attended by fencers from within the East Midlands region.

May 2012

The club secretary joins LOCOG as the Field of Play Group Leader for Wheelchair fencing at the London 2012 Paralympics.

March 2012

The Nottingham Open runs again with club members again making up the organising committee and helping with the event. Thanks to everyone for their help in making the event a success.

March 2011

The Nottingham Open runs again with club members again making up the organising committee and helping with the event. Thanks to everyone for their help.

October 2010

Congratulations to Simon Wilson(on the right below). 10th in the Mens Foil in the Budapest World Cup and in the news .

September 2010

The club is back meeting. We hope everyone had a nice summer and look forward to the new season.

May 2010

Nottingham City fencers featured this month in print:

Text: Members of Nottingham City Fencing Club, which meets at Rushcliffe Leisure Centre have been making their mark in recent competitions. In the East Midlands Fencing Championships, three of the five junior fencers came home with a first and two thirds from the East Midlands.

Oliver Wilkinson, aged 14 won a bronze medal in the user 18 Boys Sabre. Luke Rees(13), won bronze in the Under 14 Boy's Foil and Max Carty (12) took gold in the Under 14 Boys Sabre.

The adults were not to be outdone by the juniors in the championships. Eleanor Bryant took second place in the Senior Womens Foil, adding to her good results in Open Competitions, with other fencers from the club just outside the medals.

The club is unusual in that, in addition to a thriving junior and senior section, it also is a centre for wheelchair fencing. One of its members is Simon Wilson, the current national wheelchair Foil and Epee champion, who represents Great Britain in both weapons. He recently came third in the Challenge Des Joinville wheelchair Epee competition in France and is tipped to represent the UK in the 2012 paralympics.

March 2010

Well done to those who entered the EM Seniors.

Jan 2010

Good luck to the GB wheelchair fencers at the Malchow World Cup in Germany! Nottingham City has again been selected by the BDFA to run training camps for its high performance fencers during 2010.

June 2008

Next month sees the Cornhill cup and members of the club off to Darmstadt, the Warsaw Wheelchair Fencing European Championships and the Maccabiah Games .

May 2008

Club members entered the French Wheelchair Competition in Antibes on the Cote-de-Azur gettting a 3rd and 11th in the Epee.

Members of the club are off to Lonato Italy to support the GB wheelchair fencing team.

April 2008

The club had an entrant in the Birmingham International Open and Crystal Team Open.

March 2008

Next month will see us attending a wheelchair competition in southern France and hopefully putting out a team in the Crystal Open again.

Sunday the 29th will see the club attending a fun day laid on by Bolton Fencing Club.

Congratulations to all those from Nottingham City fencing in the Nottingham Open which was again run by members of the club. Thank you to all those that helped out.

The GB Wheelchair fencing squad again attended the Nottingham Open and ran a competition alongside the Open event.

February 2008

Colin has passed his level 2 Epee coaching qualification adding another coach to the club

January 2008

The club is partaking in The Epee League which is run by a commitee from the club and representatives from the clubs taking part.

Our Wheelchair Fencer attended a course at EIS sheffield run by the BPA

The club had fencers competing at the Cambridge Winter Tournament


December 2008

Merry Christmas!

November 2008

Several club members are off to Blackpool to compete in the Blackpoule unique tournament at the end of the month. Good luck to them all..

Next month club fencers are also off to the Hereford and Worcester. Anyone doing Mens Epee, Mens Sabre or Womens Epee who is interested in competing contact Colin.

The 30th of October is the BYC championship qualifiers any U18 fencers wishing to take part can find an entry form on the East Midland Fencing Website -

Following on from the Summer Training Camp. The club has been asked to host a Wheelchair training camp during November in 2009. Watch this space for more info.

Next month will see Nottingham City involved in a friendly Sabre match with Chilwell blades, a demo at the Broxtowe sports awards, and the fixtures for the Epee League - will be posted.

October 2008

The return leg of the epee match with wingerworth should be on the 10th of October

Several Members of the club are running a demonstration at Ashbourne, Derbyshire on the 17th in conjunction with 3 Blades Fencing Club

September 2008

Best wishes from the Club to Lee Fawcett at the Beijing Paralympics and a big thank you to those clubs and individuals that supported the Training Camp.

This month will see the clubs AGM.

The fencing club now has 6 electric boxes for training.

Next month will hopefully see the return Epee match with Wingerworth Fencing Club

August 2008

The final weekend of the paralympic training camp will see a visit from the Mayor (of Ruschcliffe) and the club in association with 3 Blades Fencing Club running taster sessions throughout the weekend.

Anyone interested in wheelchair fencing should tune in to BBC Radio Nottingham on the 26th of August to hear interviews with the training camp participants.

The club again has the National Epee Wheelchair Fencing champion and looks forward to hosting the GB squad this month as part of preparation for the Beijing paralympics.

Cornhill cup entry form for 2009 online.

July 2008

Congratulations to our New Coach who passed his exams this month after a lot of hard work.

Also congratulations to all fencers from Nottingham City for a strong showing in the Cornhill Cup. Results are now posted on the Cornhill Cup page.

Next month NCFC will be hosting a Wheelchair fencing training camp as part of Team GB's preparations for the Beijing Olympic games.

Nottingham City Fencing Club has agreed to host training camps over three weekends in August as part of preparation for our Wheelchair Fencing Athlete prior to Beijing. This camp will include members of the squad not going to Beijing and also regional fencers as training partners.

The camp will be the last three weekends in August (starting with Friday the 15th) and will be Friday nights 8-10pm followed by Saturday and Sunday.

The Cornhill Cup has had a lot of interest which hopefully will result in a good tournament for those attending.

June 2008

The 28th will see the Club at Worcester for a team match with the GB Wheelchair sqaud. Two of whom are visiting on the night before for our monthly wheelchair session.

Next month we will have an Epee away match with Wingerworth Fencing Club . This will be on wednesday the 16th of July. Anyone interested please let Wilko know.

May 2008

The Cornhill Cup steam team foil competition is now open for entry. The entry form can be found in the competitions section.

The club has been invited to a Team match at the end of June at Worcester with the GB Wheelchair Fencing Squad. Anyone from NCFC wishing to participate should contact the head coach.

April 2008

The Cornhill Cup steam team competition is now set to take place on the 13th of July.

The club will again be entering a Team in the Crystal Open at the end of the month.

Congratulations to all those passing their Grade 1.

Nottingham City Fencing Club has started running monthly Wheelchair Fencing sessions. More details in the training section in the Wheelchair Fencing section.

March 2008

Please see the results section for details of the Notts Open and Notts & Derby Foil results.

February 2008

As usual the Nottingham Open will be running next month. The competition commitee (who are members of NCFC) look forward to seeing you at Harvey Hadden Stadium on the first weekend in March.

Also the Nottingham and Derbyshire fencing union will have its foil championship on the 8th March. Please go to the competition calendar for the entry form.

Thanks to those club members who attended the wheelchair fencing training weekend at Loughborough.

Anyone wishing to enter the Crystal Team Open should let the club know. The club entered a team last year and hopes to go one better by sending two teams for the 2008 event.

The usual watering hole will be shut for refurbishment during the last two weeks in February. Suggestions for alternative venues for the first week of this closure are welcome. This also presents club members the opportunity to purchase some pub tat on the last friday night before work starts. Don't know about you but I can't wait to grab a bargain!

January 2008

Happy new year to one and all. The venue move to the main hall has so far gone with out a hitch and hopefully everyone agrees this is a step forward for the club.

Venue Change- December 2007

The club has booked the main sports hall for 2008. The first night back January the 4th will be in the main sports hall instead of the current venue.

Congratulations to all NCFC fencers listed in the East Midlands Rankings

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone at NCFC!

Paris wheelchair fencing world cup- November 2007

Video footage of the competition now online in the results section

Paris wheelchair fencing world cup- November 2007

Details of the Team GB performance at the Paris World Cup event now in the results page of the wheelchair section.

Details and photos of the clubs attendance at the above event will be available in the social page of the events section.

Website for NCFC registered- October 2007

Nottingham City Fencing Clubs website is now online at

Invitational league announced- September 2007

Nottingham City Fencing Clubs announces the proposed rules and format of the 2007/2008 invitational foil league.

Website for NCFC created - August 2007

Nottingham City Fencing Clubs website goes online in trial form