​​News and urgent information will be posted here

10-09-2020 at this current we cannot take new fencers or those without their equipment. This is because the club's stocks are not available. This is in accordance with BFA guidelines. We will shortly be running a trial session to test the systems that need to be in place before we can reopen. This, will be in a much reduced format and will require the need to pay and follow specific instructions.

Members are recommended to read the Covid-19 page on the BFA website in order to keep ahead. We will contact our members by email as things develop.

03-09-2020 Advance notice - when the club resumes the school have not made the Activity Hall available to Leisure World so there can be no Saturday Club at the moment, discussions are ongoing.

24-08-2020 Currently the Highwoods Sports Centre is not open. We are in regular communication with their management and as soon as we know we can return to the venue we will contact you. We will also post a note here. If you are a current member of the club and have not been receiving our emails please let us know via the "Contact Us" tab.

30-06-2020 I know most of us will know family or friends who will have been affected by the virus and I hope those affected have made a full recovery. 

At this stage I have information as to when we will resume, however being realistic the Saturday Club will not recommence until September.

Once I become aware of when the Borough is reopening their facilities I will post a note here and issue out an email.

Lyndon N Taylor

Chair - Colchester and District Fencing Club

16-03-2020 URGENT - Following the announcement regarding reducing social gathering, such as pub, clubs and theatres Colchester and District Fencing Club has temporarily closed for the time being. We are sure you will understand the need for this action and we will keep informed of any change.

14-03-2020 Please keep an eye on this sight as changes can happen quickly while we have the current virus. If there are any development such as the Centre closing it will appear here first. We will also try notify you directly but Centre closure could come at short notice.

09-03-2020 Well done to all our competitors at the Eastern Region Senior this last weekend , and especially to Wayne on gaining gold

09-03-2020 Norma Golding - see news

28-02-2020 Saturday Club dates have been up dated through to the summer break

03-02-2020 Don't forget no Saturday Club on 08-02-2020

27-01-2020 Congratulations to ALL of our members who attended the Eastern Region Championships which is also the region's BYC  qualifying event. Along with the medal winners we also had members attending their first competition. Thank you for flying the flag for  the club at this regional event and I hope some of you will consider entering the Regional senior event.   

29-11-2019 Six members of the club were successful at the Colchester Sports Awards

Congratulations Mark Evans for your medals haul at the European Modern Pentathlon Championships - 23-09-2019

​Results page is currently being updates

​Congratulations to Mark Giles in passing his BFA Level One Sabre coaching award

​​Should the Centre have to close for any reason it will be noted here first of all.

(An example could be power supply issues)

Club T Shirts etc. now available see the News or About Us pages

Remember the weekday club does not meet on Bank Holidays as the Centre is closed


Established in 1990 the Saturday club provides dedicated training for younger fencers.

The was formed in 1975 from what had previously been an adult education class. The club now takes juniors as well as adults.

​​​providing training in the sport of fencing in colchester

since 1975

established local club

The club has had success competitively at all weapons and levels, and across the spectrum of ages.

​​​​Competition successes

Colchester & District Fencing Club (CADS)

Saturday junior club