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Welcome to the Oxford University Fencing Club website!

President's Welcome

Founded in 1891, Oxford University Fencing Club is one of Britain's oldest and most successful fencing clubs. The club caters for all levels, from beginners to international.

Foil, epee and sabre training are all on offer at the club. Advanced and intermediate fencers receive expert tuition from our club coach, Tomek Walicki, who leads a weekly training session and offers individual lessons throughout the week. In addition there are two club nights every week with free fencing. The quality of fencing is high across all three weapons and many members represent their country internationally.

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OUFC at the Olympics

Written by OUFC Webmaster. Posted in News

OUFC & The Olympics

Fencing is one of just four sports to have featured at every modern Olympics. OUFC has played no small role in British involvement in the Games over the last 116 years, in keeping with the important place it has in the development of fencing more generally in Britain. Indeed, it was fitting to see that the elaborate programme printed for the Assault at Arms, given by the OUFC at the Clarendon Rooms on 23rd February 1892, was on display in the Fencing Spectator Zone at London 2012. The event was designed to attract people to the new sport of fencing and is the first record of the club.

OUFC’s involvement in London was not, however, limited to the ephemeral. Sophie Troiano represented Britain in the Women’s Individual and Team Foil events. A former Captain and President of the club, she managed to combine an intensive training programme with a job in the pharmaceutical industry, the only British fencer in the squad not to be training full time. In the individual event, Sophie was drawn against teammate Natalia Sheppard in the first round and despite a gutsy performance lost out 12-9. In the team event Britain defeated Egypt before losing out to eventual gold medallists Italy. Many members of the club also helped out with the organisation of the event as Gamesmakers.