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Fencing Performance

The University of St Andrews Fencing Programme offers students the opportunity to explore the exciting, complex and dynamic sport of fencing. Through the 3 disciplines of Foil, Epee and Sabre students can learn about the physical, technical, tactical, and psychological aspects necessary to compete successfully. Through participation in both team and individual events they are challenged to overcome fear, fatigue and restricting mental constructs that limit performance outcomes.

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Both Women’s and Men’s teams compete regularly in Scottish Student Sport (SSS) events and also in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) northern Premier League travelling throughout Britain. Historically the club has had many successful achievements winning individual SSS and BUCS championships and reaching the SSS and BUCS Team finals.

The Club welcomes students of all levels and abilities and is keen to encourage those that have never tried the sport before.

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Those students interested in representing the University at a competitive level are encouraged to try out for the various teams. A full team compliment would consist of a ladies Epee (4 people), Foil (4 people) and Sabre (4 people) Teams alongside the male equivalence of Epee (4 people), Foil (4 people) and Sabre (4 people).

Regular coaching, analysis, Strength and Conditioning, physiotherapy and massage are on offer to student team members.

Those students who demonstrate exceptional performance are given further assistance by the Scott Lang High Performance Awards

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As fencing is one of the disciplines of the Modern Pentathlon students will also have the chance to take part in a combined event such as a Combat Triathlon which consists of an Epee fencing competition followed by a combined run/shoot event. These are very challenging competitions but lots of fun.

As part of the community of Scottish Fencing our programme seeks to build and develop upon the depth of experience that many of our coaches have and with that aim to offer graduate students with an interest in developing their coaching skills the opportunity to take part in our coaching pathway which will help to contribute to ever improving achievements at regional, national and international levels.

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The Club has recently developed relationships with other International Clubs in Italy and America giving our students even more opportunities to learn and compete.

If you would like to know more about our club please download our Fencing Programme leaflet from the links on the right or please visit our website: University Fencing

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For our current training times please contact the club using the information below.