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Covid Update

Covid 19: IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Return to Fencing  Indoor fencing classes return on Saturday 8th May.

A revised Risk assessment has been undertaken to include new precautions for the new variants and revised Welsh Government, Welsh Sport, Welsh Fencing and British Fencing regulations and guidance. 
Vale Millennium Fencing Club adhere to Welsh Government/Welsh Fencing and Vale Resort regulations re. social distancing and restrictions relating to fencing activites.
To return to fencing safely we have implemented the following (a precis of the risk assessment):
-Prior booking with Matt or Lyn is ESSENTIAL. Failure to pre-book will result in an inability to attend/refused entry.
- Current regulations mean we can accept Adult & U18 participants.
- All participants MUST be current members of British Fencing.
- Emails will be sent out to members by Tuesday.
- A reply stating that you are attending and have read and agreed to all Covid restrictions MUST be received by us by -  6pm on Thursday, otherwise a place cannot be held for you.
- Times and persons attending each session will be send to you on Friday, PLEASE READ the email carefully as the time, persons attending and sessions are not always the same.
-Please inform us if you cannot attend a session that has been pre-booked.
- The online health check form must be completed and returned online prior to attendance. 
- Temperature will be taken on entering the premises and if found to be high you cannot attend.
- Frequent hand sanitisation.
-No sharing of kit, beginners may borrow club kit on the understanding that any kit misplaced/broken will be charged at the replacement cost.
The kit is not cheap; a replacement jacket can cost upwards of 80.00, plastron 60.00 Mask 90.00, Glove 25.00, breeches 60.00, chest protector 25.00 foil:90 epee 90 sabre 80.
* A face mask MUST be worn when transitting through the public areas of the venue.
*Face masks DO NOT have to worn under fencing masks.
* Individual lessons and group lessons can now take place. Sparring can now take place with some restrictions, no fleche attacks or close quarter fighting. 
* "Pod" sizes for training are set for the size of the room and for social distancing, we cannot change them (unless guidance changes) to bigger group sizes.
*  Please arrive on time, appropriately dressed as training times are set.
* Please leave promptly.
* Remember to socially distance at all times.
* After attending a session if you feel ill please contact NHS Direct/Track & Trace and the coaches who will inform those attending your session and follow the Welsh Office guidance (Wales is different to England).
We hope that these measures will be not be required for too long and  look forward to working with everyone again.
If you have any questions,  please do not hesitate to contact us.
Best wishes to everyone.
Lyn & Matt
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Welsh Fencing & British Fencing Information Information re. Fencing Activities/Restrictions during Covid.

Please follow the links to the Welsh Fencing Home Nation Governing Body website and British Fencing National Governing Body websites for updates on changes to regulations and guidelines for returning to fencing activities during Covid.

Adult six week beginners course: Commencing Friday 11th June 6pm to 7.30pm


Beginner's courses are of 6 weeks duration.

All equipment will be provided for these sessions. 



Vale Racquet and Sports Club members: each session is free but there is a cost for the course.

Course cost is £30.00 this includes annual Recreational British Fencing membership - mandatory for Insurance purposes, use of all kit, tuition.


Non Vale Racquet and Sports club members the cost will be £4.00 per session payable at the Vale reception and the cost of the course, £30.00 this includes annual Recreational British Fencing membership - mandatory for Insurance purposes, use of all kit, tuition.



At the end of beginner's courses members are encouraged to stay and participate in the regular training sessions. All kit is still provided until members begin to purchase their own kit.

 New Member Enquiries

For more information on how to start fencing during this time please contact:


Matt Russell email:

Lyn Robinson email:


Indoor Fencing sessions during Covid will NOT be available until after the 10th May 2021: Subject to Welsh Gov. guidance. 

As we make our return to fencing Vale Millennium fencing club is committed to implementing and following the Guidance of the National and Regional Governing bodies British and Welsh Fencing to ensure a safe return to our sport.


All fencers are reminded to follow the new social distancing and sanitisation measures.


Vale fencing club runs throughout the year with the exception of Christmas and New Year.


Studio 2: Saturday morning Sessions with Covid restrictions:  

09.15-10.15am: Beginner and Novice "Pod 1" 


10.30 am to 11.30 "Pod 2"  Novice fencers


11.45-12.45 "Pod 3"  Intermediate/Experienced/Competitive children & Adults.


13.00 -14.00 "Pod 4" 

Intermediate/experienced/Competitive children & Adults. This session may not always run.


14.00 - 18.00 Individual/paired sessions. Subject to prior arrangement.


Sunday sessions with Covid restrictions

09.00 - 12.00 Individual/paired sessions. Subject to prior arrangement.


Individual/paired sessions are subject to prior arrangement, each session lasts for 1 hour.


Covid Fencing session training structure.

Structure for session is flexible and tailored to the abilities of participants.

Sessions are centered around family groups/pods.


Sparring, group and individual lessons may now take place, subject to Covid restrictions & lessons are by prior arrangement.





Structure of sessions: All activities are socially distanced.



Strength & conditioning

Ladder work

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)


Lunge/Hit pad work.

Use of  equipment to focus on hand - eye co-ordination.

Small group lessons.

Individual lessons.

Sparring (following current restrictions)

Working on specific aspects of the British Fencing and British Academy of Fencing (BAF) profiency awards in a socially distanced manner.


Vale Fencing Club


The Vale Resort,

Hensol Park, Hensol.

Vale of Glamorgan.

CF72 8JY


Prior Booking is essential via Matt or Lyn at uk

Want to become a member?

Contact: email

Lyn Robinson at

Matt Russell at

or come for a "taster Session" this os only available on a Saturday morning from 0930-10.30am and pre-booking is essential with Lyn or Matt.

Club Commitee

Chair: Lyn Robinson

Vice Chair & Secretary: Matt Russell

Treasurer/First Aid & Club Physio: Saskia Blair

Welfare Officers: Lynne Schoen & Richard Carbis


Training Times: Saturday: Please refer to Covid Information page at this time. 


Cadets/Juniors interested in registering an interest to fence for Wales at the forthcoming Cadet/Junior CFF Commonwealth Fencing Championships to be held in Raipur, India during the August/Sept 2021 please visit the Welsh Fencing website to view the criteria and find out how to send an expression of interest in the selection day.

Kit Suppliers

Allstar-Uhlmann at

PBT at

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Swordpricefighters at


Bladesbrand at


The Fencing Shop at


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