About the club
Camden Fencing Club welcomes beginner and experienced fencers of all ages and members of the club compete at all levels from the youngest age groups to veterans, with a number of our cadet, junior and senior members competing at international level.
Most of our Junior members, aged 7-17, are boys and girls who live in and/or attend schools in Camden or adjoining districts. Adult members come from a wide area to enjoy regular fencing and access to experienced coaches.
The club opened in September 2001 as a community youth project and became a beacon club in the Camden Sports Academy, which was established as a joint venture between the Local Authority and GLL.
In 2012, the club merged with Scimitar, one of Britain's leading senior sabre clubs and now offers a dedicated programme, which is open five nights a week.
Together founding member Ronald Velden, Olympian Ian Williams, and Patricia Aiyenuro, British Empire Medal for services to sport in Camden, have lead the club from strenght to strenght. Meaning the club hosts a range of competitions, from grass-roots level to the Camden International Cadet Sabre Tournament, backed by Greenwich Leisure Ltd, the competition is the only fencing event in Britain featured on the official European Cadet Circuit.
The clubs core values means it continues to offer community-based programmes, designed to provide local children with first class teaching, recreation and, for those with talent, an opportunity to achieve their full potential.
The club with its broad range of members and abilities has a reputation for being incredibly friendly, this is core to the ethos of CFC’s coaching staff, committee, fencers and parents. As a result many of our fencers travel far and in some cases on a weekly or trice weekly basis.
Fencing requires expensive equipment and trained coaches. As fencers progress, and they want to compete, the costs also include travel and entry fees to competitions. The Club makes the equipment available to new fencers. It also provides hardship concessions for fencers to enjoy the sport as well as enabling talented fencers who would like to compete nationally and internationally.
What matters to us is that we have a talented, enthusiastic and experienced workforce, working with us to help deliver our strategic outcomes, irrespective of age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, disability, marital status, religion or belief. As a club our workforce reflects the communities we serve and by ensuring that the people who work with us are the best they can be, recognising
that this makes us better able to understand our member’s needs and priorities.
You can find information about our club policies here.
Camden Fencing Club is a registered charity.
We work to ensure CFC remains a recognised centre of excellence both at international and local levels with a secure platform for future fencers and coaches and by the promotion of community participation in healthy recreation in particular by the provision of facilities, equipment and coaching for the sport
of fencing in the London Borough of Camden.
Camden Fencing Club - Registered Charity Number 1175788 (England and Wales). 18 Barnfield Upper Park Road, London, NW3 2UU