Learn to fence with GYWFC

New members are always welcome at Great Yarmouth & Waveney Fencing Club! Whether you want to take up a new hobby, compete against the best or just try something different – we’re happy to start you on your fencing journey!

Our club provides everything you’ll need to learn and continue fencing. There’s no rush for you to buy your own kit! We offer two forms of beginners tuition: Group Classes that are held at set dates throughout the year and 1-to-1/small group lessons where you or family/friends can receive personalised tuition from one of our club coaches.

All training takes place on Thursday evenings from 7.30 pm onwards at Ormiston Denes Community Sports Centre, Lowestoft. Minimum age is 7.


Our courses cost between £20 – £25 (depending on age). Included in this price is your tuition, all of the equipment you’ll need and 90-days introductory membership to British Fencing.

What will I need?

All you’ll need is sensible sports clothing. Indoor shoes, jogging bottoms, T-shirt etc. Please note fore safety reasons we can’t allow you to fence in shorts or jeans. We also recommend you bring a drink to every session. Everything else will be provided!

Fancy a taster?

Not sure you want to commit to a 4/5 week beginners course? We also offer 1 hour taster sessions at £5 per person.

What will I learn?

Our courses are designed to give participants an introduction to fencing. They won’t make you experts but will introduce you to the basics of foil fencing and give you an experience of everything the sport has to offer. In addition to taught actions / exercises you’ll also have plenty of time to practice what you learn in matches against your course mates and more experienced fencers.

Need more information?

You can contact the club via the form in the link above or email us at gywfencingclub@gmail.com or call/text our Club Chair – Rob Johnson on 07516 675051.