Southern Fencing Region

Southern Fencing Region (formerly known as “Southern Section”) represents the fencing communities of Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. Southern Fencing holds regional competitions and organises training for fencers, referees and armourers, along with child protection and other relevant issues.

Look out for updates from around the region on the news page and on twitter @SouthernFencing

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!! Next Events !!

The next events in the fast-approaching September/October:

21st October 2018 – Adult Foil and Adult Novice Foil

21st October 2018 – U11 all weapons

28th October 2018 – Adult Epee and Sabre

28th October 2018 – Sabre Academy

28th October 2018 – Southern Fencing Club

Obituary – Geoffrey Russell

It is with great sadness that I inform you that my good friend and mentor Geoffrey Russell, passed away on October 3rd peacefully at home.
He was the founder, chairman and coach of Salisbury Fencing Club for over 50 years. Geoffrey started fencing when he lived on the Isle of Wight. Later when he was serving in the R.A.F. he wanted to become Master as Arms (best across all weapons), in the combined services championships. At that time, Geoff had to compete with four weapons: Foil, Epee, Sabre and Bayonet! Recently, Geoffrey was honoured with the ‘Outstanding contribution to Wiltshire Sport’ Award. Having shared his passion for fencing as a volunteer for decades and introducing countless fencers to the sport, this was the least he deserved. He will be dearly missed. Our thoughts are with his family. The funeral will be on Monday, 22nd October at 11.30am at Salisbury Crematorium.

Junior Team Competition

Entries are now being accepted for Southern Region’s Age Group Team competition 2018-2019

Date: Sunday 7th October 2018

Check-In Times (Confirmed):
U10/U14/U18 Team Foil – 9.30am check-in, plan to start 10am
U14 Team Epee – 9.30am check-in, plan to start 10am
U18 Team Sabre – approx 12 am check-in and will start after U18 Team Foil approx 12:30 – 1pm though maybe slight delay.
There is no U18 Team Epee or U14 Team Sabre.

Teams of three competitors.
U10 Foil.
U14 Foil, U18 Foil
U14 Epee, U18 Epee
U14 Sabre, U18 Sabre


Entry Fee:
Standard entries: Standard entry fee of £24 per team until Friday 5th October

Venue: Play Football Arena, Unit 29 Bramble Rd, Kembrey Park, Swindon, SN2 8HB


Southern Region Cadet Winton Team Selection 2018


The Cadet Winton is an annual inter-regional team event, held at Millfield School, Street, Somerset on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December 2018. Regional teams are formed of 3 or 4 fencers per weapon. The winner is the Regional team with the most victories. There are also prizes awarded to the winning weapon team and top individual fencers.


Southern Region Database of Members

If you would like Southern Region to send you information about fencing events in the Region including training days, coaching, first aid training and competitions for children and adults. Please provide your details at the link below:

Kit recalls and BFA notices regarding fencing kit

For details on recent kit recalls and previous BFA notices on fencing kit please read the information page here