The Club Shop

General Notes about online payment

Please note that the Club Shop has been rebuilt using the Stripe Payment Gateway, as used by British Fencing and other major companies. This gives us greater flexibilty behind the scenes and lower bank fees.

Paypal and GoCardless will no longer be used and neither will Cash or Cheques be accepted from now on. This is to avoid handling notes and coin, reduce onsite admin, and unnecessary visits to the bank, to protect our volunteer members.

Stripe can accept all standard credit and debit cards, Gpay and Applepay. Some cards will require ‘3D’ verification using SMS or will require a Postcode to be entered, whatever is required by your card provider.

New fees agreed at the 2020 AGM have been applied affecting mainly adult members. Junior fees are unchanged

If you are a new member or adult trainee, please make sure you have registered as a Member before paying any fees. It creates an account to keep track of your payment!

Once registered you can close the tab to return here

Covid Guidance – YOU MUST READ THIS

Club Covid Officer: Tony Nickson

The requirements for indoor sport are still very strict. You must read these and the Fencing Guidelines and confirm you have when you complete the weekly health questionnaire

Onsite Covid Officers: Henry Fazakerley & Andrew Nisbet

Being allowed to gather in groups larger than those allowed in public places comes with some hurdles

  • You MUST be a member of British Fencing. We suggest the free 90 day Introductory Membership, Starter or Recreational
  • You must be a registered member of Blackheath Fencing Club with up to date contact details
  • Bring only what you intend to use
  • Bring your own sanitiser and wear a suitable mask while in the building
  • Sanitiser and spare medical masks will be available including anti-virus wiping down of your mask when leaving
  • Bring a drink
  • You are required to complete a medical status questionnaire on the day of each session prior to attending (link in purple box below). If you are not permitted to fence you must stay at home and follow official advice. LET US KNOW so that we can take any necessary action in the club
  • At Blackheath School venue, enter Vanbrugh Park entrance and exit via the rear into Mycenae Road
  • Maintain 2m distancing during entry, exit and in the hall
  • Follow the guidance and instructions of the onsite Covid Officer and any floor markings and signs
  • Be familiar with the fencing guidelines and piste procedures for handling equipment (PDF)
  • There will be a maximum of 42 persons on site at the school
  • When you leave the building stricter public restrictions may apply eg groups of 6 indoors
  • Apply for a place and pay in advance, online only
  • Join the relevant WhatsApp group (see the payment page) or send SMS to 07887 821443 with your full name.
  • After all that, Welcome back and have some great fencing!

For the Autumn 2021 term, some fees are payable in two parts

Adult Training Courses

For Beginners Aged 16+
Refreshers for Experienced Fencers

The Autumn ’21 term is 12 weeks split into 5 + 7 with one week half term break

Adult Training Class

Adult Members

Ages 18 – 60+
Guests + Coaching

The Autumn term is 13 weeks straight through

A coaching session under way

Musketeers and Cadets

Ages 9 – 17
From Beginners to
Experienced

The Autumn ’21 term is 12 weeks split into 5 + 7 with one week half term break

A coach giving a one to one lesson

About Age Ranges

We do not take children under 9 years old because equipment rules change at age 10 and we have insufficient storage space for it.

Young people of age 16-17 join as Cadets in the Adult Club but pay Junior (Musketeer) rates

Armoury Services

Servicing, Repairs, Upgrades, Rewires and Advice from a member of the Guild of Armourers

This service is provided on a private basis starting at £free

Whilst DIY is good there are some expensive mistakes easily made! Advice is free.