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Ashburton Fencing Club is a small, friendly and very informal  "grass-roots" club based in central Croydon.

We welcome beginners and experienced fencers from the ages of 9 years to 90+, to come along and enjoy the evening, sharing their interests and knowledge in fencing.

The club is located at the Territorial Army Centre, Sydenham Road, Croydon, Surrey CR0 2EW and we meet on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:30pm.

ENTRANCE TO THE CLUB IS AT THE FRONT GATE ON THE MAIN ROAD. Parking is not available and we have been advised not to park along the front of the building (as you may be towed away!).

Please press the
DRILL HALL button located on the gate side panel and someone will let you in.

Dates We Are Closed In 2024/25

August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December 19, 26
January 2, 9 2025

On very rare occasions a club night may be cancelled (Boo! Hiss! etc.) but we will update this page as soon as any details are known.




Safety: Our club (like all fencing clubs), makes every effort to ensure that novice and experienced fencers are made aware of and put into practice, the rules of fencing safely.
Fencing is a combat sport ("a European martial art" someone once quoted) and you fence at your own risk. But believe it or not fencing is one of the safer sports around - providing that using common sense and observing the rules and guidelines laid down to fence safely, is adhered to.

To All Members - your co-operation is needed please!
To help run the club safely and smoothly, we ask all members if they could kindly "pitch in" to help close the club.
Up to now it has been left to a few members to do this every evening and it would help us enormously if everyone could do their bit and not leave it just for the few!


Risk assessment for Ashburton Fencing Club:

The Risk Assessment officer for Ashburton Fencing Club is Mike Smith and there will be other designated monitors to ensure that the safety guidelines are adhered to for the safety of everyone attending a fencing session.

These observations and guidelines have been issued to all club members and new members to ensure that they aware of them prior to their arrival at the club.

1.  Any member who feels or shows symptoms of fatigue, fever and irritating coughs are asked to refrain from attending club sessions until they are cleared of the symptoms in compliance with the Covid-19 guidelines.
Please use basic common sense - if you don’t feel well ‘Stay at home!’

2.  All members are encouraged to wash hands and use sanitiser gel/spray/wipes.

3.  The discipline of fencing requires 2 combatants to fight with a starting distance of 4 metres. Close quarter fencing is rarely used and members are asked to refrain from this tactic at present. Bodily contact is strictly prohibited.  As a normal part of club fencing, protective clothing, including a mask and glove, is worn.

4. All club equipment will be sanitised - anti-bacterial spray for jackets and masks and anti-bacterial spray/wipes for sword handles and other equipment.  Where the club provides protective clothing, swords, or other equipment to members, the members will keep this clothing or equipment for their personal use only until they no longer attend the club.

5. Younger members are sometimes brought to the hall by a parent who may stay until their child has finished fencing.  The same rules regarding sanitising hands apply to the parents.

6. All new members and fencing visitors will be required to provide their address and telephone number for contact purposes.  Non-fencing visitors will provide name and telephone number.

The club is affiliated to the British Fencing Association and the Surrey County Fencing Union.




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Contact us as follows:

 Don:  0208 660 5730
Ray:  01689 846737
Mike: 01273 097641




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