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.
The club has had success competitively at all weapons and levels, and across the spectrum of ages.
Colchester & District Fencing Club (CADS)
News and urgent information will be posted here
28-09-2020 The club is currently back but on a very limited basis. This is on Friday 19:30 to 22:00 and you must book and pay plus complete the session form but the times specified. Numbers are restricted and so must be managed. Do not just turn up on the night as you will not be permitted entry. Spectators and parents may not enter the venue (Borough Council policy) and in any case there isn't the room.
Details on procedures etc. have been emailed out to members but if you have not received them please email Lyndon, this can be done through the "Contact Us" page of this site. Members are strongly advised to keep an eye on the media and the BFA website in case there is a change making sport not possible to run.
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